The Cinematography of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004)
Cinematographer: Ellen Kuras
this is a great film with some really strong performances. What about it made you decide to do a cinematography study on it?
Well, American Cinematographer magazine had a bunch of famous DP’s vote on which movies they thought had the best cinematography and Eternal Sunshine came in the top 20. So I thought it was worth exploring. Plus I like how different it is. It dosen’t have the same studied composition that a movie like “No Country for Old Men” has. Its shot handheld and almost has a a documentary feel to it. Very spontaneous and off the cuff. The entire film was shot almost entirely with available light. They also chose to only shoot on practical locations. So it was just a very different film but also a very beautiful one, I think, in its own way. And that is why I chose it.
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