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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Film Response

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'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' is an incredibly well planned, intricate film that you really have to pay attention to and think throughout. The randomness and maze-like ordering of scenes is extremely rare and possibly unique to itself. As a film, the quality level of cinematic techniques play key roles in the enhancement of the messages made across.The music and lighting in this film are both subtle and well placed to suit this random film, especially the two messages; 'Accept who you are' and 'Everything happens for a reason'. These two cinematic techniques almost have a different setting for each 'time slot' in the film. One section of time may have harsh lighting and slightly ...view middle of the document...

None of this would have made sense that they were focusing on the bad without the help of this cinematic technique and with these happenings you, as an audience, come to the realisation of the message behind this work.The two messages 'You don't know what you've got until its gone' and 'Think before you act' common logical messages that are very powerful and can be portrayed in many ways. They are brought to the audience through the obscure non-linear narrative and parallel plotting of the film. The way that the film skips randomly from Joel and Clementine meeting again and to him crying because he's found out she had her mind erased of him, to them meeting the second time again, to him getting his mind erased, to the memories of their first relationship, to them discovering their minds have been erased and starting again with all the sub-plots really gives the audience to get into the characters to progress to the realisation of the messages. If Clementine had stuck with Joel the first time and tried to work through it all maturely instead of storming off and getting her mind erased could have saved a lot of useless problems to happen and there was the chance she could have lost her...

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