Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Film Analysis

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hoice. It is the view that humans define their own meaning in life, and try to make rational decisions despite existing in an irrational universe. This school of philosophy has time and time again been explored in literature and film, as it is the answer to the defining question of the human experience: why am I here? The doctrine of existentialism is the core theme of the films
Synecdoche, New York, written and directed by Charlie Kauffman, Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind, directed by Michel Gondry and written by Charlie Kauffman (who’s writing directed the direction and main theme of the film), the poem, Dover Beach, written by Matthew
Arnold, and Franz Kafka’s literary classic and masterpiece, The Trial.! !
Our first text is Charlie
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As Caden continues to try, and ultimately fail to recreate his life and world in an impossible warehouse it becomes more and more prevalent that he can’t, and he never will.
This is because real life not defined or designed by some higher power, be it a god or a selfobsessed playwright. Instead, it is designed by humanity, a humanity desperate to give itself purpose and reason in a purposeless and irrational world.! !
Our second text, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, may not be as grandiose as
Synecdoche, New York, however, the core message is similar, no doubt due to Kauffman 's influence as a script writer. This psychological sci-fi romance film, directed by Michel Gondry, compares life to an inauspicious relationship. In this film, our protagonist, Joel Barish decides to undergo a procedure that will erase all memories of his past romantic endeavor, Clementine
Kruczynski. Throughout the procedure however, Joel is forced to relive all his memories with
Clementine, and in doing so, remembers why he fell in love in the first place. By the end of the film, both Joel and Clementine don 't know the relationship happened, but do find out that it did.
Joel and Clementine have both seen that their relationship was meaningless,

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