Adaptation.

Adaptation. (2002)

Genres - Comedy, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy Film, Satire  |   Release Date - Dec 6, 2002  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Adaptation (stylized as Adaptation.) is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous self-referential events added. The film stars Nicolas Cage as Charlie and Donald Kaufman, and Meryl Streep as Susan Orlean, Chris Cooper as John Laroche, with Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in supporting roles.

Though the film is billed as an adaptation of The Orchid Thief, its primary narrative focus is Charlie Kaufman's struggle to adapt The Orchid Thief into a film, while dramatizing the events of the book in parallel. Adaptation also adds a number of fictitious elements, including Kaufman's twin brother (also credited as a writer for the film) and a romance between Orlean and Laroche, and culminates in completely invented events including fictional versions of Orlean and Laroche three years after the events related in The Orchid Thief, Kaufman and his fictional twin brother.

The film had been in development as far back as 1994. Jonathan Demme brought the project to Columbia Pictures with Kaufman writing the script. Kaufman experienced writer's block and did not know what to think of The Orchid Thief. Finally he wrote a script based on his experience of adapting the book into a screenplay. Jonze signed to direct, and filming was finished in June 2001. Adaptation received awards at the 75th Academy Awards, 60th Golden Globe Awards and 56th British Academy Film Awards. Cooper won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, while Kaufman won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Movie Info

Budget

$19,000,000

Box Office

$32,801,173

Tags

Alligator, Art/Music, Charlie, Cult, Film Based On Books, Independent, John Laroche, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Nonlinear Narrative, Orchid, Orchid Thief, Spiritual/Religious, Writer, Writer's Block

Attributes

Narrative Location: United States of America
Time Period: 1990s

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Adaptação
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Adaptacija
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Adaptáció
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Adaptasi.
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Adaptation
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Adaptation (El ladrón de orquídeas)
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Adaptation.
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Adaptation. Minun versioni
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Adaptation: El lladre d'orquídies
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Adaption - Der Orchideen-Dieb
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Adaption - Der Orchideendieb
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Adaption.
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El ladrón de orquídeas
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El Ladron de Orquideas
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El ladrón de orquideas
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Hotul de orhidee
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Il ladro di orchidee
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Il ladro di orchidee - Adaptation.
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Inadaptado
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Kuidas kirjutada kassafilmi
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Orkidé-tyven
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Prilagajanje
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The Orchid Thief
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Адаптація
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Адаптация
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Адаптация.
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アダプテーション
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蘭花賊
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어댑테이션
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