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I like this thing: The Absurdist Philosophy Of Synecdoche, New York

I love this look at one of my favorite movies of all time, Synecdoche, New York. It comes from Tom van der Linden’s great YouTube channel Like Stories of Old. He uses the philosopher Albert Camus to analyze the absurdist themes in Charlie Kaufman’s underrated masterpiece.

He says:

Camus believes there’s a metaphysical honor in enduring the world’s absurdity, and whenever we revolt, whenever we claim our freedom and make the most of what is given in this campaign in which we are defeated in advance, the universe will no longer be sterile, nor futile. The struggle is enough to fill our hearts.