The Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

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Introduction The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind is an Oscar winning alternative U.S. film released March 19th 2004(IMDb 2015). It was produced by Focus Features and follows the dysfunctional love story of Joel and Clementine. The film itself despite being strongly influenced by Hollywood pays homage to other film movements such as surrealism and Soviet montage. The film in itself was a struggle to be categorised, thought it has been described as a romance, black comedy and many others that will later be explored. The director aimed to make this film timeless and still stands to be as effective today as it was when it was released. Production Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the brainchild of director Michel Gondry and scriptwriter Charlie Kaufman. Steve Golin on of the crew on the film was quoted saying ‘the two complement each other. Michel is truly gifted at visualisation. But he also has a lot of soul. Charlie is probably the most imaginative writer that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. He creates characters and situations that are relatable but very unusual – and he also has very visual ideas.’ (Dugdale H 2006). The film itself has utilises rawer filming aspects than a classic Hollywood film. Instead of C.G.I the film uses camera techniques to make the characters smaller or larger in scale (Dugdale H 2006). The film itself was categorised under many genres including romance, drama, science fiction, black comedy, surrealism and realism. The
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