screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has just taken on a new assignment
- to adapt writer Susan Orlean's "The Orchid Thief"
into a screenplay, based on the life of the eccentric John Laroche,
an exotic plant collector living in Florida. While his easygoing
twin brother Donald is writing scripts with ease, Charlie finds
himself enduring a perpetual struggle that never seems to end.
Screen captures from 'Adaptation'
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images © 2002 Sony Pictures Entertainment. All rights reserved.
Historical note: Augustus Raymond
Margary (1846-1875) was educated at Brighton College, England,
and in 1874 was chosen to represent the British Embassy at Pekin
due to his knowledge of the language and ceremonial etiquette
of China. His toughness, fitness and exceptional spirit was particularly
suited to the long and arduous journey through China, and he travelled
safely until he reached the town of Manwein, on the Chinese border
with Burma. He set out on February 19th, 1875, but was murdered
by a Chinese force the following day.
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