wow, charlie kauffman...i think for me he's currently one of the best screenwriters around, have you watched his last project, Synedoche New York? it's a deep existentialist film, which is probably most of his works based on
Glad to hear it, mate. (We ought to bump that thread, hadn't we?)
There's a mixed bunch in there... some say that Dodesukaden is his worst, it's really experimental and badly directed (by his standards). I liked it, personally. The others are all pretty good. You can sense Mifune's ego in I Live In Fear though, where he co-stars with a guy who looks old, but insists on taking the lead as a 70 year old. (ISTR he was in his 30s).