History Film / EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind

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.
1st May '16 5:24:41 PM eroock
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* FreezeFrameBonus:
** Upon closer inspection, a lot can be inferred about Joel's relationship with Clementine from the objects he throws out to erase her.
** A montage towards the end has random single frames inserted that show happy moments between Joel and Clementine.



* FreezeFrameBonus:
** Upon closer inspection, a lot can be inferred about Joel's relationship with Clementine from the objects he throws out to erase her.
** A montage towards the end has random single frames inserted that show happy moments between Joel and Clementine.
1st May '16 5:21:52 PM eroock
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* DeadSparks: Where Joel and Clementine's first relationship ends [[AnachronicOrder (starts?)]].

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* DeadSparks: Where We first meet Joel and Clementine's Clem when they are at the Dead Sparks stage of the relationship. The rest of the movie is about how they ignited those sparks in the first relationship place and ends [[AnachronicOrder (starts?)]].with the hope that they could be reignited.
-->'''Joel''': "Are we like those poor couples you feel sorry for in restaurants? Are we the dining dead?"
1st May '16 4:56:46 PM eroock
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* TransferableMemory: Averted.
-->'''Joel:''' Is there any chance of... brain damage?\\
'''Dr. Mierzwiak:''' Well, technically speaking, the procedure ''is'' brain damage.
1st May '16 4:55:40 PM eroock
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* KickTheDog: One line in [[spoiler:Mary's tape]] reveals that [[spoiler:Mierzwiak]] pressured her into [[spoiler:erasing her memory of their affair]].
1st May '16 4:54:37 PM eroock
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* ForbiddenChekhovsGun: As his memories show, Joel has major anxiety with regards to confrontation and shame, and Clementine complains he never shares intimate thoughts with her. [[spoiler:When Dr. Mierzwiak figures out Joel is hiding Clementine in irrelevant memories, however, Joel then has to overcome his fear of openness and hide her in his most intimate, shameful memories.]]
1st May '16 4:53:19 PM eroock
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* BastardBoyfriend: Patrick for Clementine, [[spoiler: Howard for Mary]].
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