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August 26, 2012 4:43 PM   Subscribe

In 2011, in front of a sell-out theatre at the BFI in London, Charlie Kaufman delivered the final lecture in BAFTA's Screenwriters' Lecture Series. Eliot Rausch took snippets of the lecture and set them to apposite visual clips and produced this video: What I Have to Offer (single link vimeo). [via]
posted by AceRock (10 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 


This was beautiful.
posted by tooloudinhere at 5:00 PM on August 26, 2012


Nice. Thank you.

For Kaufman fans that haven't yet heard, he's part of this Kickstarter which has about two weeks remaining. Other participants are Dan Harmon (Community) and Pen Ward (Adventure Time!).
posted by dobbs at 5:02 PM on August 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Re:the kickstarter, $317,591 pledged of $200,000 goal
Wooooo! I'm looking forward to that one.
posted by saul wright at 5:13 PM on August 26, 2012


Previously
posted by cazoo at 5:41 PM on August 26, 2012


I read the whole speech. It was good. He sounds like DFW might have if he'd ever found a healthy way to relate to his hatred of himself.
posted by Coventry at 6:04 PM on August 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


This was just amazing and inspiring.Thanks for posting.
posted by Isadorady at 8:19 PM on August 26, 2012


Hmm, I... am not sure I agree with the premise here. I like a lot of pop culture, garage or not, and it seems like what most people on Facebook and Instagram are doing is offering themselves freely anyway so...Cool story bro?

Anyway, I'm off to play bagpipes and cry at sunset catch you guys later...
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:38 PM on August 26, 2012


I do love Charlie Kaufman's writing by the way, but this seemed sort of cheap. Maybe I should listen to the whole lecture...
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:39 PM on August 26, 2012


Anyway, I'm off to play bagpipes and cry at sunset catch you guys later...

I read this before watching the video and initially thought that you really were going to do this, and that was your way of dealing with some kind of personal loss or inner turmoil, and that your saying this was actually evidence of how freely people offer themselves up.

I downloaded the talk after finding it linked here, and by coincidence just re-listened to it a few days ago. The whole thing is at least worth the time it takes to listen.
posted by compartment at 7:23 AM on August 27, 2012


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