Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557046109
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/19/2004
  • Series: Newmarket Shooting Script Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 625,929
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
The Shooting Script 1
Q & A with Charlie Kaufman 131
Stills: Including Commentary 146
Cast and Crew Credits 161
About the Filmmakers 166
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    Great Movie

    I loved this movie. It is a little confusing but once you open your mind and experiance the story of love it is wonderful.

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    LOVED ITTT!

    i absolutley adored this book, i could not put it down. if you like the movie then you will love the book!!!!!!!

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