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From eternal sunshine to ending things : Charlie Kaufman and his spotless mind

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June 13, 2021 2 min read

Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind (released in 2004) still happens to be one of the superhit non linear narrative that gains worldwide applause for its execution and extraordinary screenplay. The story is written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. The title of this film derives from a 1717 poem Eloisa to Abelard. The title was essentially a quotation by the poet Alexander Pope in this piece of poetry! As the film revolves around the idea that how the memory of two lovers was clinically erased, it gains a cult following in its following year of release.

Jim Carrey (Joel) and Kate Winslet (Clemntine) played their characters in such a precise way that the critics almost got no inch left to critically acclaim the flaws. Two of them meet on their journey in a train and later being good company of each other, finds out about their past relation and how they clinically erased the memory of their relationship. As the story moves on, it takes the proper genre of sci – fi and romance, displaying the way of memory eradication in detail. The film has bagged many awards, especially for its exclusive screenplay and editing style!

The best screenplay award for Charlie Kaufman!

The ecstatic twists of the plot has made its viewers give jaw widening responses throughout! Charlie Kaufman with his exclusive skills has given the entire composition a marvellous look. The story and screenplay is created by Charlie Kaufman’s spotless mind! The film has got several nominations for its screenplay while winning a total four awards for best original screenplay including one academy award.

Mr. Kaufman has started his career with his directorial debut Synecdoche New York, and later focusing more on his writings. Overall, Eternal sunshine of spotless mind has got all its possible success for its exclusive screenplay! Nonetheless, the psychological thrillers present in the story helps to give the romance some extraordinary dimension. The love story of Joel and Clementine keep returning back no matter how many times they will for clinical memory eradication!

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