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October 09, 2006

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 7

This is the second time I have seen this film, and it probably won't be the last. This is a great film. The first time I watched this film I was more focused on the idea of memory and how that played into the film. But in fact the film is really about love. I also love how the narrative of the film makes the story clear, without making dialogue that has to explain what is going. I also like that it doesn't pretend to be a thriller, ala Vanilla Sky. While the film involves technology we don't yet have, it doesn't focus on it, but rather gets at what is fundamental about the human condition: the human need for love, intimacy, and relationship. Although the film is subtle, it is one of the great love story films of this generation.

This film was written by Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation) and directed by Michel Gondry (The Science of Sleep) and has an all-star cast including Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo (You Can Count On Me), and Kirsten Dunst. Wikipedia has tons of info for this film entry.

1 comment:

John Baldauff said...

One of my favorites....oh this made me remember...did you get my message about my life aquatic...im thinking maybe its still at the apartment with andy...you have any idea? If not I might just have to resign myself to buying it again.