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Interpreting Synecdoche, New York: A Video Essay

I was grateful to be able to chat with LA Weekly’s Amy Nicholson about Synecdoche, New York. Synecdoche has always been one of those films that has mystified me. Every single scene seem feels loaded with metaphor, always on the verge of didacticism. But I have seen few people come up with a satisfying interpretation of much of the movie (with a few exceptions).

This was my first attempt at a long long-form video essay, and while I’m pleased with the results, I don’t know that it’s something that resonated with a particularly large group of people. Nonetheless, what was important to me was hopefully being able to shed light on what is one of the most moving yet enigmatic films I’ve ever seen.