The title of the film is a quotation from Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope.The film uses elements of the psychological thriller and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and romantic love.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry.
It follows an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories, then, started dating again.
She hasn't had such a meaty role in a while, and she plays it just right." In 2008, Carol Vernallis pointed out that Gondry's experience in directing music videos contributed to the film's mise-en-scène and sound design.
Vernallis describes some threads of the visual, aural and musical motifs throughout the film, and how some motifs can work in counterpoint.
He comes to the last remaining memory of Clementine, the day he had first met her at a beach house in Montauk.
As this memory disintegrates around them, she tells him, "Meet me in Montauk." Separate, but related, story arcs revolving around the employees of Lacuna are revealed during Joel's memory erasure.The film returns to the present, after Joel and Clementine have met aboard the train.They both come upon their Lacuna records later that day, and react with shock and bewilderment - they have no clear memory of having known each other, let alone having had a relationship and having had their memories erased.In the past, both director Michel Gondry's kindergarten arts-and-crafts aesthetic and Charlie Kaufman's Möbius-striptease scripts have come off as insufferably twee and gimmicky.So why does this existential meta-rom-com always leave us teary-eyed and genuinely moved?Shy, soft-spoken Joel Barish and unrestrained free-spirit Clementine Kruczynski begin a relationship on a Long Island Rail Road train from Montauk, New York to Rockville Centre.