Anyone hear his bafta speech? https://soundcloud.com/bafta/charlie-kaufman-screenwriting-lecture
One part I found interesting is when he discusses how we don't know we are being fed garbage by writers using a formulaic process to writing the same thing over.
I assume he means the hero's journey which is known as the guide to writing just about anything. There is also the expression "fake it till you make it" which basically justifies the process of copying anything popular until you have a name for yourself. What to do in this world where everyone is contradicting the other when it comes to everything?
Anyways its a great podcast!