I've been looking for more quotes and nuggets from the interviews Charlie has given at film festivals lately. So far, not a lot that I haven't already posted, but here's this:
Kaufman's fans have had to learn to be patient. It has been seven years since his last film, "Synecdoche, New York" — a critical hit but a box-office flop.
"Seven years, 35 days and six hours," deadpanned Kaufman. "It wasn't my choice. I've been working. I've been trying to get things made. I've written three scripts and three pilots, one of which I shot but didn't get picked up. I'm writing a novel.
"I'm trying. The business got harder in 2008. I think people are taking less chances because of the economy."
And also this, from the same article:
"I had this idea of trying to do a stop-action movie with real people, posing them and stuff," he said. "I don't think it's possible, but I thought it would be really interesting if we could get the level of detail that you get with these puppets." (Source)