Sunday, April 04, 2004

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I saw the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind last night and liked it quite a bit. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. The movie was less funny and more somber than the other Charlie Kaufman films (which I've also quite enjoyed)-- although all of his movies have a certain loneliness to them. The film was still clever, but was also quite moving and really worked as a love story, I found. We had to giggle, though, upon hearing a fellow moviegoer ask her friend at the end: "They can't really do that, can they?"

Update: Just after posting this I read an article by Steven Johnson on the science of eternal sunshine and he gives them more props for accuracy in the depiction of the operation of memory than I would have expected. It was still a funny comment, though (especially given the goofiness of the contraptions/procedures in the film).


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