glimmer tips us that the Word of the Day for October 22 is…
synecdoche \si-NEK-duh-kee\, noun:
a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole or whole for a part or general for the special or vice versa
ReverseShot.com has some nice things to say about Synechdoche, New York:
We know Kaufman can write; it turns out he can direct, too. More Spike Jonze than Michel Gondry, the now director handles the shifts in mood and atmospherics‚Äîfrom grubby naturalism to understated fantasia‚Äîwith impressive facility. At times‚Äîas in a bit with a rose petal in a deathbed scene, or a passing shot of a dirigible at night‚ÄîKaufman even conjures up something approaching beauty… Endless though this hall of mirrors may seem at times, it is also frequently brilliant. Kaufman’s script is a wonder of lapidary craft (only the Coens write screenplays as precise and poetic).