What I Have To Offer

Monday October 15, 2012 Written by luke

Last September, Charlie Kaufman, he of the mind-bending genre rollercoasters Synecdoche, New York and Adaptation, addressed a BAFTA screenwriter's conference.

But his topic wasn't structure, or form, or style. He used the platform to embark on a stunning, wide-ranging rumination on art, insecurity, creativity, focus and capitalism that mark him as a both an artist and a philosopher. Refrain: "With courage and honesty and vulnerability, the stuff we put into the world can serve a better purpose. What I have to offer is me. What you have to offer is you."

Almost a year later and the filmmaker Eliot Rausch has extracted the crushing, incendiary apex of the speech and built a hypnotic collage of images about it. Set amidst silence and a vague heartbeat, in five minutes, Kaufman and Rausch might just change the way you see the world. Watch it here