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Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind

Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind

Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (also simply known as Eternal Sunshine) is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. It follows an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories. Pierre Bismuth created the story with Kaufman and Gondry. The ensemble cast includes Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson. The title of the film is a quotation from the 1717 poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope.

MIND

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With her impulsiveness, emotional intensity (extreme mood changes), alcohol dependence, turbulent relationships, reckless behavior, and hasty idealization or devaluation of Joel.Howard Mierzwiak: Howard runs Lacuna. Before the film's events, he had an affair with Mary, which ended with the relationship's erasure from her mind. Wilkinson reportedly did not enjoy the shooting of the film and clashed with Gondry.

Produced on a budget of $20 million, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind opened on March 19, 2004, in the United States, earning $8,175,198 in its opening weekend in 1,353 theaters. The film placed seventh in the weekend's box office, and remained in theaters for 19 weeks, earning $34,400,301 in the United States and $39,636,414 in international markets for a total of $74,036,715 worldwide. Jim Carrey heads the cast of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, directed by Michel Gondry from Academy Award nominee Charlie Kaufman's (Adaptation.) original screenplay. The two-time Golden Globe Award winner is joined in the movie by three-time Academy Award nominee Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, and Elijah Wood. (Source:www.focusfeatures.com)

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The plots of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s bizarre movies (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) have always defied easy description. Thus, it might be surprising to some that his latest tale, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, follows the universally familiar romantic pattern of “boy meets girl, boy loses girl” — that is, until the point in the story where “boy arranges to have all memory of girl erased.” (Source: ascmag.com)

Outside of commentary that suggests the erasing of memories isn't the key to happiness, Eternal Sunshine…’ encourages thoughts and introspections with greater real world applications. As Joel's recollections of Clementine fall apart I find myself wondering - do Joel and Clementine even want to be memorable people? Is it possible that overtime the possibility of being forgotten can mean just as much as the desire to be remembered? I look inside of myself to deduce some amount of merit in this regard, but the prevarication injected and witnessed as a coping mechanism of sorts makes me feel justified in doing so. (Source: www.amazon.com)

Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (also simply known as Eternal Sunshine) is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. It follows an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories. Pierre Bismuth created the story with Kaufman and Gondry. The ensemble cast includes Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson. The title of the film is a quotation from the 1717 poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope.

MIND

With her impulsiveness, emotional intensity (extreme mood changes), alcohol dependence, turbulent relationships, reckless behavior, and hasty idealization or devaluation of Joel.Howard Mierzwiak: Howard runs Lacuna. Before the film's events, he had an affair with Mary, which ended with the relationship's erasure from her mind. Wilkinson reportedly did not enjoy the shooting of the film and clashed with Gondry.

Produced on a budget of $20 million, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind opened on March 19, 2004, in the United States, earning $8,175,198 in its opening weekend in 1,353 theaters. The film placed seventh in the weekend's box office, and remained in theaters for 19 weeks, earning $34,400,301 in the United States and $39,636,414 in international markets for a total of $74,036,715 worldwide. Jim Carrey heads the cast of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, directed by Michel Gondry from Academy Award nominee Charlie Kaufman's (Adaptation.) original screenplay. The two-time Golden Globe Award winner is joined in the movie by three-time Academy Award nominee Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, and Elijah Wood. (Source:www.focusfeatures.com)

ERASE

The plots of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s bizarre movies (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) have always defied easy description. Thus, it might be surprising to some that his latest tale, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, follows the universally familiar romantic pattern of “boy meets girl, boy loses girl” — that is, until the point in the story where “boy arranges to have all memory of girl erased.” (Source: ascmag.com)

Outside of commentary that suggests the erasing of memories isn't the key to happiness, Eternal Sunshine…’ encourages thoughts and introspections with greater real world applications. As Joel's recollections of Clementine fall apart I find myself wondering - do Joel and Clementine even want to be memorable people? Is it possible that overtime the possibility of being forgotten can mean just as much as the desire to be remembered? I look inside of myself to deduce some amount of merit in this regard, but the prevarication injected and witnessed as a coping mechanism of sorts makes me feel justified in doing so. (Source: www.amazon.com)

 

 

 

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