History Film / EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind

8th Dec '16 3:43:30 AM Bagpiper
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** A love letter from Clem to Joel briefly appears that can only be read if you pause the movie and look really closely.
4th Nov '16 9:50:07 AM DarthHowie
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** Clementine herself is a deconstruction of the ManicPixieDreamGirl trope. She is aware that men see her as such, but it's fairly obvious that she's struggling to create a version of herself she truly likes. She basically says so: " I'm just a fucked up girl who is looking for my own peace of mind. Don't assign me yours."

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** Clementine herself is a deconstruction of the ManicPixieDreamGirl trope. She is aware that men see her as such, but it's fairly obvious that she's struggling to create a version of herself she truly likes. She basically says so: " I'm just a fucked up girl who is looking for my own peace of mind. Don't assign me yours."See the entry below.
4th Nov '16 9:49:31 AM DarthHowie
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** Clementine herself is a deconstruction of the ManicPixieDreamGirl trope. She is aware that men see her as such, but it's fairly obvious that she's struggling to create a version of herself she truly likes. She basically says so: " I'm just a fucked up girl who is looking for my own peace of mind. Don't assign me yours."
18th Oct '16 5:11:18 PM nombretomado
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* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Even [[{{Friends}} Ross and Rachel]] didn't go through as many as Joel and Clem. Many of their memories show fights and reconciliations, till the end of the movie. [[spoiler:One interpretation of the film, made explicit in an early draft of the screenplay, is that the two of them spend their ''entire lives'' getting together, breaking up, erasing each other and then getting back together again.]]

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* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Even [[{{Friends}} [[Series/{{Friends}} Ross and Rachel]] didn't go through as many as Joel and Clem. Many of their memories show fights and reconciliations, till the end of the movie. [[spoiler:One interpretation of the film, made explicit in an early draft of the screenplay, is that the two of them spend their ''entire lives'' getting together, breaking up, erasing each other and then getting back together again.]]
24th Jul '16 2:41:28 PM TinyTedDanson
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* EnforcedMethodActing:
** Occurs throughout, as Carrey and Winslet were encouraged to talk about their relationships and heartbreaks to each other and generate real a real friendship to help their character chemistry.
** The parade sequence is this in spades, as it was accidental and entirely coincidental that they caught it, [[ThrowItIn so they decided to totally ad-lib the sequence and film it]]. Not only are their reactions to the parade genuine, but Joel's response when Clem disappears is even Carrey's real reaction; he wasn't told Winslet was going to disappear, so Carrey's surprised, sad response really is him trying to find where she went.
24th Jul '16 7:16:33 AM TinyTedDanson
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* EnforcedMethodActing:
** Occurs throughout, as Carrey and Winslet were encouraged to talk about their relationships and heartbreaks to each other and generate real a real friendship to help their character chemistry.
** The parade sequence is this in spades, as it was accidental and entirely coincidental that they caught it, [[ThrowItIn so they decided to totally ad-lib the sequence and film it]]. Not only are their reactions to the parade genuine, but Joel's response when Clem disappears is even Carrey's real reaction; he wasn't told Winslet was going to disappear, so Carrey's surprised, sad response really is him trying to find where she went.
16th Jun '16 7:02:55 AM 32_Footsteps
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* GirlsHaveCooties: When Joel brings the memory of Clementine into his memory of being babysat as a toddler, he also takes on the mindset of a toddler. Consequently, when Clem [[PantyShot flashes her underwear]] at Joel, he reacts with childish disgust.



* RelationshipReboot: Joel and Clem literally wipe the slate clean... if by "slate" you mean "the memories of their romance".

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* RelationshipReboot: Joel and Clem literally wipe the slate clean... if by "slate" you mean "the memories of their romance". [[spoiler: Mary turns out to have tried this with Dr. Mierzwiak as well.]]
9th Jun '16 10:10:50 PM Typos
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* BettyAndVeronica: Though we never meet Naomi, Joel's live-in girlfriend when he first meets Clementine, through his descriptions of her we can infer she was a "nice" GirlNextDoor, in contrast to Clementine's ManicPixieDreamGirl (though she herself lampshades and subverts this about herself). Joel chooses Clementine, the "Veronica", over Naomi's "Betty".
9th Jun '16 10:07:58 PM Typos
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* YourCheatingHeart: Joel and Clementine's relationship starts off this way - Joel has a live-in girlfriend named Naomi when meets Clementine and is all but ready to cheat with her from their first moment. Some unknown time afterward, Clementine outright tells him she won't be his other woman and that he has to break up with his girlfriend in order to be with her.
** [[spoiler: Dr. Howard and Mary had an affair in the past, which Mary had erased from her memories. It comes back to bite everyone in a huge way in the climax of the film.]]
14th May '16 10:58:03 PM DanielCase
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* JustTrainWrong: The big UsefulNotes/LongIslandRailRoad logos on the train cars don't hide the red stripes that are the distinctive livery of Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, which serves Connecticut and southern Westchester County.
** And, Joel gets on the train at the New Rochelle station, not in Brooklyn.
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