Analysis Of The Movie ' The Spotless Mind ' Essay

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Bitter Nepenthe Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.” We always think that forgetting is the solution to our misery. We indulge in the idea that ignorance is bliss and that what we don’t remember won’t hurt us. But do we really get the better of our mistakes if we forget about them? Do forgetting and ignorance make us better people? Does oblivion make us happier? Is it worth going out of our way to make sure we forget? These are the kinds of questions Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind addresses. Even though it is one of those movies which grapples with immense philosophical concepts, it does so effortlessly and without seeming elitist or pretentious. In this romance-science-fiction-comedy hybrid Charlie Kaufman 's amazing script as well as Michel Gondry 's whimsical direction captivate us. As is the case with every Kaufman film, the movie discusses the consequences of tampering with human nature in the light of human fallibility and memories. However, Eternal Sunshine has a remarkable essence in that the burning issue at its heart is whether your life is merely a predestined route to an inevitable destination. While the film has traces of science-fiction conventions, Gondry’s signature downplaying of special effects and producing the captivating frames directly during shooting (through removing or adding objects to the set between shots) ensures that the viewer does not get too overwhelmed by the
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