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The Big Picture: Life, Meaning, and the Universe (Illustrated)

You’re having coffee with a friend. She tells you, “This morning, I saw a man ride a bicycle past my house.” No big problem with that statement, right? Okay, how about this. You’re having coffee with a friend and she tells you, “This morning I saw a man ride a horse past my house.” Not that …

Can Quantum Physics Solve Time Travel's Most Famous Paradox?

Maybe you can go back in time and kill your grandfather.<p>If you have ever sat down and thought about time travel for even half a second, you have grappled with the Grandfather Paradox. Of the many mind-boggling questions raised by the specter of time travel, it is probably the most common. What …

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Dave Cobb Puts the ‘Live’ in the Studio

Producer Dave Cobb, up for four Grammys on Monday, coaxes artists like Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and now Lake Street Dive, to get to a soulful spontaneity<p>Lake Street Dive is known for the virtuoso talents of vocalist Rachael Price and her three bandmates. They’re former …

Music

You Can Train Your Body Into Thinking It’s Had Medicine

<i>Can we harness the mind to reduce side-effects and slash drug costs?</i><p>Marette Flies was 11 when her immune system turned against her. A cheerful …

Love and Loneliness in Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa'

The new animated film from director Charlie Kaufman tackles existential dread, loneliness in a world filled with people, and the sameness of human beings.<p>There is a scene early in Charlie Kaufman's <i>Anomalisa</i> when a character is walking through the Cincinnati airport, all fluorescent lights and …

This Week at the Movies: ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Anomalisa’

Welcome to January at the movies, a mixture of reliably terrible new releases that studios didn’t want to waste prime fall and holiday slots on, …

Talking 'Anomalisa,' Animation, and Puppet Fuckin' with Charlie Kaufman

We spoke with the screenwriter-turned-auteur about 'Anomalisa' and just how hard it is to shoot a stop-motion animated scene of two puppets doing it.<p>The weird thing about Charlie Kaufman's poignant, anxiety- and dread-driven fantasies is that they can usually be called comedies. In 1999, the …

ANOMALISA: The Artists Speak

A few weeks ago I had a chance to visit Starburns Industries, where the magnificent stop motion film <b>Anomalisa</b> was created. In this unassuming space …

Anomalisa - "Peopling Anomalisa" Featurette (2015) - Paramount Pictures

See the Incredible Detail That Turned Anomalisa Into a Puppet Movie Masterpiece

Though it may feel like there’s only one movie currently playing at the theater, there’s actually another. It’s a smaller, fantastic film named</i> …

Immersed in Movies: How They Made ‘Anomalisa’ the ‘Most Human Movie of the Year’

Immersed in Movies: How They Made 'Anomalisa' the 'Most Human Movie of the Year'<p>Animation supervisor Dan Driscoll of <i>Robot Chicken</i> fame discusses the …

Here's Why Charlie Kaufman Thinks Stop Motion Animators Are Amazing Artists

Animation is an in-depth, moment-by-moment exploration of space and time, of motion, both conscious and unconscious, of gravity, of weather, of …

Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, reviewed.

Charlie Kaufman and stop-motion animation belong together, as has been clear since long before their meeting in the wondrous new movie <b>Anomalisa</b>, …

‘Anomalisa’: The Big Challenges of Re-Creating Life on a Small Scale

The sets, costumes and props in “Anomalisa” are recognizable as everyday things — but since the film is stop-motion, every item had to be created …

Human at the Seams: Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson Make Yearning Tangible in Anomalisa

Hiding any visible trace of the artifice of moviemaking is one of the craft’s greatest priorities: “Don’t show them how the magic is created because …

How Puppets Have Sex: A Five Step Process

Midway through Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s masterful stop-motion drama <i>Anomalisa</i>, the two main characters—who are puppets—engage in a …

Charlie Kaufman works his heady magic, this time with puppets, in Anomalisa

Most Charlie Kaufman movies are tricky to write about because they’re too certifiably insane to summarize—just trying to explain what happens in <i>Being</i> …

Charlie Kaufman on His Puppet-Love Masterpiece ‘Anomalisa’

Mild-mannered Charlie Kaufman has written some of the loopiest screenplays of the past 20 years, including <i>Being John Malkovich</i> (1999), <i>Adaptation</i> …

‘Anomalisa’: How the Year’s Best Animated Film Made Stop-Motion Feel Real

Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, co-directors of the exquisite Anomalisa, talk about life, love, and what inspired their animated masterpiece.<p>“This …

Anomalisa - "Meet Michael" Featurette (2015) - Paramount Pictures

Anomalisa - "Meet Lisa" Featurette (2015) - Paramount Pictures

Watch: Anomalisa Character Featurettes

Leave it to <b>Charlie Kaufman</b> to take what sounds like an ill-advised gag and turn it into one of the year’s most affectingly, heartbreakingly human …

Animation

Anomalisa: Tom Noonan "Everyone Else" On-Set Interview

10 Directors to Watch: How Duke Johnson Came to Co-Direct Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’

“I didn’t have any particular affinity for stop-motion when I started,” admits Duke Johnson, who was raised in St. Louis, by a single mother, “a huge …

Movie review: ‘Anomalisa’ may be the best movie you’ll see this year thanks to Charlie Kaufman script

How to describe "Anomalisa"?<p>Um.<p>It is the "Gone with the Wind" of Existentialist puppet movies.<p>It is what would happen if Gumby and Woody Allen …

Academy Conversations: Anomalisa