24 Apr 2004, 06:47

Someday, I’m telling you, they’ll make a memory machine

Finally got around to seeing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Jolayne tonight, and not a moment too soon as it was only playing at one theater in the area anymore. Excellent film, made me wish I’d taken some cognitive science classes while I was in school. I just find it interesting, to try and imagine how we store data and even more interesting how we index and retrieve it. I’m betting I’m just using a CMap or some other piece of MFC garbage. That would explain a lot. (See, that’s me for you. Not that I didn’t appreciate the love and loss components of the film, but ultimately it left me thinking about hacking the brain) Anyway, back to the film. It was pretty much what you’d expect from a film with a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry (and that’s not a bad thing at all). Quirky plot that often folds back in on itself, matched up with visuals that could have come from a Björk video. I thought the bit with Elijah Wood’s character was a little under-developed and never really resolved, but Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet were excellent. Watching their relationship play out in reverse and slowly slip away was fascinating due to all the different subtle (and not so subtle) methods the film used to portray the loss of memories. Also nice: a bit part by David Cross.

[Listening to: The Dismemberment Plan – Memory Machine]


Comment by Carrie on 2004-04-24 11:46:44 +0000

That was David Cross! I totally didn’t recognize him.

Great movie eh? 😀 Glad ya liked it!