Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Analysis

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Is there eternal sunshine in the spotless mind? This is the question posed by writers Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth in their movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This movie, directed by Gondry, explores the idea that feelings and emotions are more powerful than memories, and that if we erased all of our memories, we would still possess the feelings and emotions that were created by those memories. The movie was inspired by a male friend of Bismuth who said that he would like to have all memory of his girlfriend erased.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind tells a story about two people, Joel and Clementine, who are in a bad relationship and eventually break up. Clementine impulsively decided to get her memory of Joel erased. Joel went to visit her to apologize and she acted like she
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After Joel makes the impulsive decision to erase his memories of Clementine, he begins the journey back through his many experiences in their relationship. As he moves from one memory to the next, he begins to realize again all the things he loves about Clementine and soon regrets his decision to have her erased. Desperate, he attempts to pull her into memories that she wasn’t in before so that she doesn’t get erased. While he doesn’t succeed in preventing her being erased, he is able to create positive time together with her in his memories. In their parting memory in a vacant house at Montauk, Joel admits that he regrets not staying in the house with her when they first met. Just before she vanishes from his memory for the last time, she utters the words “meet me at Montauk”. While he carries no further memory of her after waking from his treatment, that statement was enough to drive him to skip work the next day and instead go to Montauk. There he meets Clementine again, and despite not remembering each other, they are attracted to each other just as they were the first

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