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eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

Brilliant film. Absolutely brilliant. Finally got to see it. Makes me really want to start dating though.

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spoonless
Apr. 11th, 2004 02:08 am (UTC)
I don't know. I was deeply affected by the movie for hours afterward, but I couldn't find an icon that was appropriate so I picked the closest I could find. I loved watching it, but I think it reminded me of my own solitude a bit too much and I felt somewhat of a vast emptiness for a while. I'll be fine though, movies just do weird stuff to me occasionally. I definitely think I'll buy it at some point, although 4 times in the theater? That's pretty hard core :)
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spoonless
Apr. 11th, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)
Re: ps
Fine by me, my journal can always use more activity.
spoonless
Apr. 11th, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC)

there is a reasonable explanation for this . . . the first time i just wanted to see it. the second time i really wanted to see it alone. the third time i couldn't think of anything else to see when i went to the movies with this guy. and the fourth time michael hadn't seen it and i still liked it.

The only time that's happened to me was with Titanic. Ironically, another Kate Winslet movie. I'll admit she was way better in this movie though, character-wize.

i've been deeply affected by the movie for weeks afterward, so there. i was even deeply affected by a review that i read today: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/04/movies/04SCOT.html?ex=1082636941&ei=1&en=8901fc7dc7648ea0

I'm always surprised by the genres critics lump movies into. I never would have thought of it as a comedy, or even a romantic comedy for that matter. I think there are only 2 or 3 movies in existence that I consider comedies that I like. Dogma, the South Park movie, and perhaps one other I'm not able to think of.

why are you up so late? you weren't even at the party. i have a headache. also, keep in mind that dating is overrated.
that said, my trip to san diego was the definition of "loved every moment"

Finishing off my taxes and watching anime. 1-2am is a typical bedtime for me if I don't have class in the morning. I'm much more productive at night than during the day. Party? Oh yeah. I forgot. Glad to hear everything worked out in San Diego.
spoonless
Apr. 11th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, and speaking of "A Critique of Pure Comedy", did you know Tom Banks has a paper "A Critique of Pure String Theory"? I thought that was cute.
mathslut
Apr. 11th, 2004 10:45 pm (UTC)
I actually commented about being melancholy after seeing ESotSM, too. I actually had just finished a double feature of it and Punch-Drunk Love and was hit hard with the idea that people are crazy and only be leaps and bounds of luck can you ever find a person that can make you happy. And even then, that person can still make you sad.

Casey told me that the original script of Eternal Sunshine had a totally different ending: an elderly woman walks into the clinic and asks to have Joel Barrish removed from her memory. And there is a shot of the file, and you see that she's had him removed and then re-met him over and over and over again.
spoonless
Apr. 12th, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC)

I actually commented about being melancholy after seeing ESotSM, too. I actually had just finished a double feature of it and Punch-Drunk Love and was hit hard with the idea that people are crazy and only be leaps and bounds of luck can you ever find a person that can make you happy. And even then, that person can still make you sad.

Wow, ESotSM followed by Punch-Drunk Love would be a bit too much for one day. I can see how they would go well together though. I wasn't that impressed with Punch-Drunk Love but it was kind of built up for me. I had some of the same depressing thoughts about the odds against finding a good mate.
geheimnisnacht
Apr. 19th, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)
Makes you question whether or not the expected "returns" are worth the input. Usually assumed to be yes, though probably because genetics is persuasively whispering in everyone's ears. Comes down to what you think you want out of life.
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