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Charlie Kaufman

Kaufman's Adaptation is a film adaptation of The Orchid Thief, a nonfiction account of a conspiracy to clone a rare orchid and of the web of orchid enthusiasts who make up the black market for rare flowers.

Kaufman's film centers on a fictionalized version of Kaufman, who is suffering writer's block while attempting to write the adaptation of the book. Thus the film is an adaptation of a book, where the central conceit is not the book, but the adaptation of a book that itself touches—at least peripherally—with the Darwinian concept of adaptation.