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    The film, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," directed by Michel Gondry, is a critically acclaimed science fiction/romance. This film follows Joel Barish's and Clementine Kruczynski's separation after a miserable, two-year relationship. They both separately undergo a procedure performed by the Lacuna Company. The company's technicians have the technology that allows them to erase people's memories and certain past experiences, in which the procedure takes place while the person is a sleep. The film attempts to analyze questions through the film's main idea, which asks whether the absence of a person's memories contributes to a person's well being of their personality traits and themselves as a whole, or according to the film's title, does a spotless…

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    Is there eternal sunshine in the spotless mind? This is the question posed by writers Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth in their movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This movie, directed by Gondry, explores the idea that feelings and emotions are more powerful than memories, and that if we erased all of our memories, we would still possess the feelings and emotions that were created by those memories. The movie was inspired by a male friend of Bismuth who said that he…

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind served as my introduction to screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Beloved by cinephiles, I have long been ready to catch up with this esteemed filmmaker’s work. Add to that the heartrending premise of this film, and I assumed I would be in for a treat. As it turns out, this was a classic example of a movie that I appreciated more than I enjoyed. This story focuses on Joel (Jim Carrey), a depressed, lonely introvert who leads a very mundane life. One day, on a whim,…

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    As I began watching the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I started to assume that the movie would be played out as a typical love storyline. However, that all changed as the “love” story turned into a dramatic element. The writer of this movie set Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet), two individuals that dated in the past, to reconnect not knowing of their previous affairs. In this twist of a story, Charlie Kaufman cultivated this movie with reoccurring themes, which…

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    many of us would rather forget and desire to start a new chapter, a clean slate. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, directed by Michael Gondry, exemplifies these traits and addresses the idea of what a person, such as Joel and Clementine, might endure in the process of having their memory erased. In Eternal Sunshine…

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    experiences and would you plug in to the machine. Nozick believes that most people wouldn’t decide to plug into the experience machine, proving that there are other things the humans value over their own pleasure. Similarly, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind implements a memory-wiping procedure, in which characters such as Joel, Clementine and Mary are given the possibility of erasing unwanted memories of the past (mainly bad memories) (Moral Theory at the Movies, n.d.). In the film, we…

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    Healing A Broken Heart With Hypnosis In the movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a couple gets over their failed relationship by erasing each other from their memories using a procedure. It is a concept that many people who are struggling to get over a failed relationship wish was possible, but in reality it is not that far-fetched. Although not as drastic as completely erasing someone, hypnosis can be used to help with the healing of a broken heart. End of The Road Not every…

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind begins when a reserved, soft-spoken Joel Barrish develops a relationship with Clementine Kruczynski, an extroverted girl who he meets on a train leaving Montauk. The two are undeniably drawn to each other, but unaware that they were previously lovers before separating after a particularly nasty fight. Subsequent to their breakup, Clementine paid a neurological firm called Lacuna, Inc. to remove all her memories of Joel so that she could move on without…

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    Memento and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, memory is the foundation for personal identity. We need memory to be stable, and without memories we are destined to repeat our mistakes. One film is about how one person is trying to recall their memories, the other is trying to forget them. And both are about the consequences of losing and keeping memories. Both films have similarities, which include the way they use issues with memory, chronological order, and choice of colors to tell their…

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    With the word existentialism, you have to think outside of the box on what a definition could be. Although there is a general definition described as a philosophy concerned with finding self and the meaning of life through free will, choice, and personal responsibility (“Existentialism”). I chose the movie entitled Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. Heading into the movie I was not expecting to get any knowledge out of it but to my surprise I did. This movie is one of many great examples of…

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