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"Adaptation." (also known as "Ladro di orchidee - Adaptation., Il", "Adaption.", "Orchid Thief, The") is a Comedy/Drama film directed by Spike Jonze, and written by Charlie Kaufman (screenplay), released in the USA on December 06 of 2002 . Nicolas Cage is starring, alongside Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton and Ron Livingston.

Charlie Kaufman writes the way he lives... With Great Difficulty. His Twin Brother Donald Lives the way he writes... with foolish abandon. Susan writes about life... But can't live it. John's life is a book... Waiting to be adapted. One story... Four Lives... A million ways it can end.

Who is the director of "Adaptation.":

Adaptation. was directed by Spike Jonze, an American actor, producer, director, and writer.

Before directing Adaptation., Spike Jonze had directed Being John Malkovich, released in 1999. Since, he directed Where the Wild Things Are, released in 2009, Her (2013).

What was the release date of "Adaptation.":

Adaptation. was first released in the United States on Friday, December 06, 2002. Other films released on Friday, December 06, 2002 are Analyze That and Equilibrium (dir. Kurt Wimmer). This was sixteen (16) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, February 28, 2003 in Italy; Friday, December 06, 2002 in Canada; Wednesday, March 26, 2003 in France; Saturday, February 08, 2003 in Germany; Friday, March 21, 2003 in Spain; Thursday, December 26, 2002 in Australia and on Saturday, August 23, 2003 in Japan.

What is the cast of "Adaptation.":

At the casting of Adaptation. we find Nicolas Cage, previously seen in Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) and Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001); Meryl Streep (Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001), Music of the Heart (1999)); Chris Cooper (The Bourne Identity (2002), The Patriot (2000)) [ more... ]

  • Peter Jason and Brian Cox, Stephen Tobolowsky can all be seen in The Glimmer Man, released in 1996.
  • Ron Livingston and Stephen Tobolowsky can be seen in Little Black Book, released in 2004.
  • Doug Jones and Meryl Streep also appeared in Stuck on You, released in 2003.
  • Stephen Tobolowsky and Ron Livingston also worked together in The Time Traveler's Wife, released in 2009.

What is the Storyline of "Adaptation.":

The self-loathing Charlie Kaufman is hired to write the screenplay for The Orchid Thief. Kaufman is going through depression and is not happy that his twin brother Donald has moved into his house and is mooching off him. Donald decides to become a screenwriter like Charlie and attends one of Robert McKee's famous seminars.

Charlie, who rejects formulaic script writing, wants to ensure that his script is a faithful adaptation of The Orchid Thief. However, he comes to realize that the [...]

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