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Adaptation. 2002 123movies

Adaptation. 2002 123movies

From the creator of Being John Malkovich, comes the story about the creator of Being John Malkovich.Dec. 06, 2002115 Min.
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Watch: Adaptation. 2002 123movies, Full Movie Online – While his latest movie Being John Malkovich (1999) is in production, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is hired by Valerie Thomas to adapt Susan Orlean’s non-fiction book “The Orchid Thief” for the screen. Thomas bought the movie rights before Orlean wrote the book, when it was only an article in The New Yorker. The book details the story of rare orchid hunter John Laroche, whose passion for orchids and horticulture made Orlean discover passion and beauty for the first time in her life. Charlie wants to be faithful to the book in his adaptation, but despite Laroche himself being an interesting character in his own right, Charlie is having difficulty finding enough material in Laroche to fill a movie, while equally not having enough to say cinematically about the beauty of orchids. At the same time, Charlie is going through other issues in his life. His insecurity as a person doesn’t allow him to act upon his feelings for Amelia Kavan, who is interested in him as a man. And Charlie’s twin brother, pretentious Donald, has moved into his house with a goal of also becoming a screenwriter. Despite not admiring Donald as a screenwriter, Charlie asks for his advice. Together, they feel that there is some interesting subtext in the book on which Orlean herself can only elaborate, if only Charlie has the nerve to talk to her. If she can’t or won’t elaborate, they may have to find out the meaning of that subtext on their own..
Plot: Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt “The Orchid Thief,” by Susan Orlean, Kaufman’s life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean’s book, become strangely intertwined as each one’s search for passion collides with the others’.
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When you watch some of Nicolas Cage’s more recent stuff you do wonder how on earth he ever became a star in the first place. Well, this is one of the films that reminds us why. He is a struggling screenwriter (“Charlie”) charged with adapting a novel about orchids written by “Susan Orlean” (Meryl Streep). Mental block would be putting it mildly – he simply has no idea how to make it work for “Valerie” (easily one of the less abstruse roles played by Tilda Swinton). Moreover, he is constantly hassled by his twin brother “Donald” who is writing his own story – one that his sibling thinks is riddled with flaws and inconsistencies. The book he must adapt centres around the activities of “Laroche” (Chris Cooper) who had a habit of going with his Seminole pals to remove rare plants from a nature reserve. Illegal? Well not if you know your way around the Floridian penal code, and the ensuing court case is what entices “New Yorker” reporter “Orlean” to write his story. Initially sceptical of her rather uncouth subject matter – not helped by his missing front teeth, she discovers there is much more to the man and his provision of a green powder soon helps her to relax! What now ensues nicely marries the threads of the storylines as both Cage characters, an excellently enigmatic Cooper, and the unfulfilled Miss Streep find themselves gradually drawn together for an admittedly pretty far-fetched denouement (pronounce denooeymont). Cage plays the two characters with considerable skill; he juggles his characters’ frustrations with his writing, his love life, his brother and his own reluctance to meet the author engagingly and at times he can make you squirm in your seat a bit. There is plenty of humour, and the all but two hours just flies by. If nothing else, it does make you appreciate just how difficult is is to turn a novel into a film – and might explain why so few people are actually any good at it!
Review By: CinemaSerf

I’m reacting the way the world does to movies about making movies about making movies. I mean come on, Charlie Kaufman, some of us have work in the morning, damn.

_Final rating:★★½ – Not quite for me, but I definitely get the appeal._

Review By: Gimly
Wish I liked this more
Spike Jonze’s is usually interesting, but for some reason I simply couldn’t get into this, and I also found the two characters played by Nicolas Cage to be kinda annoying.

Maybe I wasn’t in the right mood at the moment of watching this. Someday I will try to give this movie another chance, hope I ended liking it more the second time.

Review By: Rectangular_businessman

Other Information:

Original Title Adaptation.
Release Date 2002-12-06
Release Year 2002

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min), 1 hr 21 min (81 min) (TV) (Turkey)
Budget 19000000
Revenue 32801173
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Spike Jonze
Writer Susan Orlean, Charlie Kaufman
Actors Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper
Country United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 65 wins & 100 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,150 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 320T 5277, Vision Expression 500T 5284)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)

Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Original title Adaptation.
TMDb Rating 7.392 2,063 votes

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