Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

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

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