`` Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind `` By Charlie Kaufman And Directed By Michel Gondry

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Cinematic Styles in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry, deviates from conventional film by using not only naturalistic elements but elements of surrealism as well. The film has many conventional elements that make it enjoyable to watch for many people, and for it to have mainstream. The surrealism elements give the film a unique perspective on a romantic plot, and makes the scenes visually exciting. Even though the other film styles are used, the narrative is definitely naturalistic at its core, despite its use of other film styles. Overall, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a film that is partly conventional, surreal and naturalistic in both its narrative and its visual elements. The film tells the story of a couple who deals with their breakup by erasing their memories of each other through a medical procedure that eliminates specific parts of someone’s memory. The filmmakers go about this with the use of editing that tells the story of their relationship from the start until the moment when they both decide they no longer can be together. The film is edited in a way that makes scenes that are typically realistic become surreal in order to show how even under extreme circumstances the couples fate is beyond their control. This start to the movie puts the audience in a position of a voyeur in Joel and Clementine relationship, which in the opening scene
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