Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Screenplay

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Charlie Kaufman's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" script is ranked 24th on WGA's list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written (so far). Also, he won an Oscar in 2005 (Best Writing, Original Screenplay).

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Take a look at the "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" synopsis.

Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson), to get the same treatment. But as his memories of Clementine begin to fade, Joel suddenly realizes how much he still loves her. Focus Features

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Screenplay Details.

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Type ...
ORIGINAL
Version ... ShootingGoldenrod Revisions
Date ... 02.04.2003
Pages ... 129
Genres ... DramaRomanceSci-Fi
Screenplay ... Charlie Kaufman
IMDb ID ... 0338013

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Glossary

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DUPLICATE
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It's the same, but different.

All right, so our understanding is that a professional screenwriter retyped the original script. Think of it as a modern-day "photocopy." So, that means you'll see all of the original author's spelling, grammatical, and/or formatting anomalies.

FYC
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For Your Consideration.

When you see a script labelled as "FYC", it's as good as gold! FYC screenplays are made public each year during what is commonly referred to as "awards season." Rest assured, we got this right from the author or studio.

ORIGINAL
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Official, authentic, real.

Like FYC screenplays, this is an official copy provided by the studio or original author.

REPLICA
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Unofficial reproduction.

This is a tricky one to explain. On one hand, this screenplay is an unofficial copy. On the other, it's formatted and transcribed by a professional writer and not a fan. Basically, that's why we've chosen to list it. So, although the typesetting and dialogue may be accurate, the scenarios and action blocks are likely not the works of the original credited screenwriter.

SCANNED
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Digitized version of the screenplay-actual.

Using a scanner, the paper version of the ORIGINAL script was digitized. Yep, it's that simple.

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