Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script

by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Rob Feld


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In this illuminating script book, Charlie Kaufman, the Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, shares the logistical challenges of writing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in a fascinating interview.

Kaufman also provides commentary on stills from the movie, revealing remarkable details about the editing process, set construction, and shooting techniques that were used to tell this unconventional story.

In the film, Joel ( Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure.As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew chase him through the maze of his memories, it's clear that Joel just can't get her out of his head.The movie stars Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst,Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, and Mark Ruffalo.

In the acclaimed Newmarket Shooting Script® format, the book includes an introduction by director Michel Gondry (Human Nature), a facsimile of the script, a Q&A with Kaufman, a selection of black-and-white movie stills with commentary, and the complete cast and crew credits.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557046109
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/04/2004
Series: Shooting Script Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 506,633
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Charlie Kaufman previously collaborated with director Spike Jonze on Being John Malkovich, which was nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Screenplay. Kaufman's other scripts include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Human Nature, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

Table of Contents

The Shooting Script1
Q & A with Charlie Kaufman131
Stills: Including Commentary146
Cast and Crew Credits161
About the Filmmakers166

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ellevee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The screenplay to one of the inarguably most original, funny, tragic, and romantic stories ever told. Author Charlie Kaufman won an Oscar for this mind-bending tale of love, memory, and the foolish nature of the human heart. Worth buying solely for the fascinating introduction.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie. It is a little confusing but once you open your mind and experiance the story of love it is wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i absolutley adored this book, i could not put it down. if you like the movie then you will love the book!!!!!!!