A review of eternal sunshine of the spotless mind a film by michel gondry

Gondry, displaying an impressively quicksilver, scrambling technique, doesn't exactly seem to be listening to his actors.

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This results in Joel's being the least developed character in the film. Murnau in Shadow of the Vampire, explained, "We are scientists engaged in the creation of memory, but our memory will neither blur nor fade.

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Howard Mierzwiak, who is married. That night, unconscious in his bed as Lacuna technicians work and play around him, Joel relives each memory of Clementine even as it is wiped from his brain.

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind analysis

No movie since Annie Hall has better captured the entire arc of a relationship, and even Woody Allen stopped short of presenting the beginning and the end at the exact same time. Like Nicolas Cage in that film, he begins with a panicky, whispery voice-over about what the point of it all is, worrying away at his own discontents, which float meaninglessly out into the colossal placidity of the universe. And by concluding with an adult realization, ''Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'' ultimately lets sunlight peek through the gloom, in more ways than one. Carrey puts in enough understated effort that the lack of delineation almost doesn't register -- a stylized way of compensating for a deficit. According to Gondry, this was as "It's hard to be funny. Carrey doesn't descend into the bathetic. Plot[ edit ] Train station of Montauk where Joel and Clementine meet each other again after the erasing of their memories. In both scenes the figure we are watching onscreen ceases to be Joel Barrish and becomes immediately recognizable as Jim Carrey, circa For Jim Carrey, this is another successful attempt, like " The Truman Show " and the underrated " The Majestic ," to extend himself beyond screwball comedy. Oddly, one literary allusion that Kaufman doesn't turn up is Proust, whose narrator is told by Swann that should he move to a paradisiacal Pacific island, he would forget all about Paris. I wish that some more tactful and less wired direction had been brought to his eccentric and delicate love story.

This is how dreams really look: like reality, only less so. The inspiration for ''Sunshine,'' seems to be Harold Ramis's ''Groundhog Day,'' which -- like any great movie -- gains in stature as time passes.

The insight of "Eternal Sunshine" is that, at the end of the day, our memories are all we really have, and when they're gone, we're gone.

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The Movie Review: 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'