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Charlie Kaufman: The Secret that Wants to Live

The Artist's Life

“Let me expose the wound,” began Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter of Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in this speech he presented to BATFA in 2011.
“It is your secret even from yourself. But it is the thing that wants to live. It is the thing from which your art, your paining, your dance, your composition, your philosophical treatise, your screenplay is born.”
This video, created by Eliot Rausch, weaves together five minutes of Charlie Kaufman’s much longer speech with images that elevate his already profound words to a higher level of poetry.

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