I first met Charlie Kaufman when he visited Seattle to promote Adaptation. I met him again when he came back to talk about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

About a week and a half ago, when he returned to Seattle to discuss his fantastic new movie Synecdoche, New York, I interviewed him a third time. This was the most enjoyable and in-depth of the conversations. A few short excerpts appear here, in my latest article for Image’s “Good Letters.”

Kaufman is one of my favorite interviews, because he loves to talk about big ideas and philosophy. I’ve always wanted to prompt him to share some of his views on faith, and this time, that opportunity came.

Eventually, I’ll publish the whole conversation. But I’ve got to meet some assignment deadlines first…