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Interiors – Being John Malkovich


Interiors is an online journal, published on the 15th of each month, in which films are analyzed and diagrammed in terms of space. Interiors focuses on how space is used throughout a particular scene and how the architecture of the film impacts its narratives and characters. Check them out at FacebookTwitterEtsyand download the magazine at Issuu
Being John Malkovich relies heavily on oddities, but the audience is provided with its first instance of absurdity with the “half floor.” Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is an unsuccessful puppeteer in need of a job. In his search for work, he comes across an ad for a “short statured file clerk.” The ad states that the offices are located on 610 11th Ave. in New York, New York 10012 in the Mertin Flemmer Building. Craig arrives for an interview and soon discovers that the office he’s visiting is on the 7 1/2th floor. This occurs precisely at the 7:30 mark in the film.

Excerpted from Interiors Volume 23. Find out more about the journal at their site here.

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