Charlie Kaufman has released the first still from Anomalisa, and it looks gorgeous
A month ago, I claimed that Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming animation Anomalisa was the film to watch this year. A stop motion film about a travelling speaker (David Thewlis) and his romance with a young fan (Jennifer Jason Leigh), I’m fully expecting Anomalisa to be as bold, daring, and beautiful as Kaufman’s previous output.
Now, on Kaufman’s own website (which is well worth checking out for interviews and scripts), the first official still from the film has been released, and it is a sight to behold. Rarely has stop motion animation looked quite as realistic and well crafted, and the cinematography looks as good as any live action. If you weren’t excited about Anomalisa before, you definitely should be now.
By Harry Ford