• Director: Michel Gondry
  • Released: 2004
  • Writers: Michel Gondry & Charlie Kaufman
  • Featured Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson

Notes

Love

  • imperfect because human love is imperfect
  • Note all love relationships
    • incomplete/unhappy
  • review the other parallel relationships
  • to avoid the feelings from unhappiness → erase from memory

Motifs

  • Water
    • Drowning
  • Clementine’s Hair
    • she says: her hair is an expression of who she is
  • Quotes
    • Nietzsche and Pope
    • best not to know
    • forget grief
  • Lacuna = a gap or a void

Narrative

  • continuous & fated/destined
    • circular (a full loop = present + past meet)
    • audience is fed fragments without time
    • we come to understand the fragments
    • ends: beach again, last time = present time
  • philosophically – determinism + predestination