Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Visualization of Literary Modernism By
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind visualizes the obscure aesthetic features of modernist literature through intricate cinematography. This paper analyzes the modernistic form of the film from stream-of-consciousness, symbolism and magical realism to encapsulate how film, as an audio-visual form, presents the experimental writing skills of modernist texts. Then it expounds on the modernist motif of the film, including anti-scientific rationalism, the desolation and alienation of modern men and the dilemma of life through exploring the key line—the disillusioned love. On the whole, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a creative representation of the modernist genre. Its ingeniously structured narrative with stunning verisimilitude which offers unusual perceptive experience to audiences proves to be of unique artistic appeal.
Literary Modernism, Visualization, Modernist form and Motif