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Recursive structure and infinite regress: a screenplay adapted from Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation offered in lieu of a review.

 Recursive structure and infinite regress: a screenplay adapted from Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation offered in lieu of a review. by Nathan Tyree FADE IN. INT. DAY. A HOME OFFICE. NATHAN TYREE sits in front of a computer, typing madly. He is frantically trying to find the proper way to begin a review of the film Adaptation, which is based on the book The Orchid Thief. As he types, we hear his thoughts in VOICE OVER. TYREE (V.O.) How to begin? All right, we fade in at the beginning of recorded history. No. That’s been done to death. Okay, we start with me in a theater, watching the film and eating popcorn. No. Maybe we could begin by watching me decide how to review the film. Yeah. That’s it. Okay. We watch as Tyree stares blankly at the screen for a moment. He’s chosen his method, but doesn’t know how to put it into words. Just then, his twin brother, DAVID enters from another room. DAVID What are ya’ doin’? TYREE Trying to review Adaptation, that film Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman

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