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Being John Malkovich

Released 1999
Distributor USA Films

Spike Jonze directed this one-of-a-kind mind bender from the master of meta, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman’s Kafka-esque fantasy revolves around a down-and-out puppeteer (played by John Cusack) who discovers a hidden portal into the brain of an unsuspecting John Malkovich. Kaufman builds on the premise in one absurd scene after the other to create a new age screwball classic. Co-starring Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener and Malkovich as “himself”.

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About Marshall Harvey

Marshall Harvey is a graduate of the film school at Cal Arts. After working on several documentaries, early music videos, and trailers for New World Pictures, he moved into feature films with The Sword and the Sorcerer. He has edited many movies and television productions with director Joe Dante including The ‘burbs, Matinee, The Second Civil War, Small Soldiers and Masters of Horror.  Marshall has also done films with directors Steve Miner (Lake Placid), Mick Garris (Riding the Bullet) and   Dario Argento (Dracula 3D).

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