Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Screenwriters rarely develop a distinctive voice that can be recognized from movie to movie, but the ornate imagination of Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) has made him a unique and much-needed cinematic presence. In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a guy decides to have the memories of his ex-girlfriend erased after she's had him erased from her own memory--but midway through the procedure, he changes his mind and struggles to hang on to their experiences together. In other hands, the premise of memory-erasing would become a trashy science-fiction thriller; Kaufman, along with director Michel Gondry, spins this idea into a funny, sad, structurally complex, and simply enthralling love story that juggles morality, identity, and heartbreak with confident skill. The entire cast--Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, and more--give superb performances, carefully pitched so that cleverness never trumps feeling. A great movie. --Bret Fetzer
Is it wrong to recommend music via YouTube? Well, I just want as many people to listen to this in it's entirety. I haven't been in love with a movie's original score since Yann Tiersen and his work with Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie... Is it wrong to recommend music via YouTube? Well, I just want as many people to listen to this in it's entirety. I haven't been in love with a movie's original score since Yann Tiersen and his work with Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain. If you haven't watched Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, please do. Perhaps this piece by Jon Brion will move you enough to do so. Edit: Coincidentally, I just saw that choreographer Sonya Tayeh (love her) did a routine to this piece for So You Think You Can Dance? last week! Definitely worth a look.
With his soundtrack for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jon Brion has carefully crafted music every bit as quirky (and fascinating) as the movie itself.
I simply love this movie. Everything about it. And I'm not a fan of Jim Carrey so I was completely caught off guard when I watched it and fell in love. If you haven't seen it, do.