March 2, 2004

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

POST #    800

Last night, I went to an advance screening of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which has to have the longest title for a movie in recent memory (excluding trilogies, of course). What's with movies and their long titles? Don't they have any consideration for those people who have to put movie names on marquees or print movie tickets? Sure, they can abbreviate, but if they put "Eternal Sunshine" up, you're liable to think it's some hippy movie and if they put "Spotless Mind", you might think you had some degenerative brain disorder. Anyway...

"Eternal Sunshine" stars Jim Carrey as Joel, a man that tries to get his memories erased by Lacuna Inc., a sketchy memory erasing company. Joel tries to back out of the procedure and Lacuna's employees proceed to erase his memories. It's a difficult movie to explain, but that's the gist of it. The acting was tremendous. Jim Carrey in a semi-dramatic role, showing his versatile acting skills (who knew!) and Kate Winslet, and Kirsten Dunst (bonus - she dances around in minimal clothing), the list goes on. I thought it was an excellent movie that should be checked out when it is released on March 19th.

"Spotless Mind" also has plenty of shots of New York City, which is always a bonus in my book. Unfortunately, I didn't notice any usage of ELO's Mr. Blue Sky in the actual movie like there was in the trailer.

- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (official site)
- Lacuna Inc. (the memory erasing company)
- Movie trailer

Posted by tien mao in Movies at 8:38 AM



Hmm. The title rolls kind of like "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." My guess is that people will refer to it as Eternal Sunshine...

I like Jim Carrey's dramatic work far more than his comedies. I find his humor too forced and over the top, while his more serious roles seem more well-rounded. I never thought I'd feel that way, but he proved me wrong.

Posted by: corie at March 2, 2004 8:54 AM

what about master and commander:far side of the world (?)

i'm so jealous that you got to go - i can't wait to see that movie so i'm glad it seems to live up to my expectations.

Posted by: dahl at March 2, 2004 9:09 AM

ah...master and commander...of course! then again, i never saw that movie and nobody ever says anything about it. out of sight, out of mind.

i hope it does live up to your expectations and i didn't hype it too much.

Posted by: tien at March 2, 2004 9:13 AM

the titles actually from an alexander pope poem.

and oh yes...fuck you tien!

Posted by: veritech pilot at March 2, 2004 9:39 AM

yes, i know where the title is from. they covered that in the movie. of course, you wouldn't know that yet, would you?

Posted by: tien at March 2, 2004 9:42 AM

hey...theres a call on line 13 for you. its from mr. fuck you!

Posted by: veritech pilot at March 2, 2004 9:43 AM

boys, boys!!

tien - thanks for the advance coverage. that sounds muy interessante. the whole memory-alteration business reminds me of Total Recall.

Posted by: jeannette at March 2, 2004 10:47 AM

Very cool. I can't wait to see it. Mark Ruffalo looks so dorky in it, I love him so much.

Posted by: Jen at March 2, 2004 11:28 AM

Now, just about now, it comes up on the screens over here in sweden. Really looking forward to see it though! But why oh why do we have to wait almost half a year until it comes up here?? Its not like it'll cost the movie company a fortune to make another copy and send it over... *sigh*
But definitly looking forward to see it! Saw the trailer yesterday - looks cool.

Posted by: jens at August 20, 2004 7:25 AM

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