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How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d              ― Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard Charlie Kaufman, the sreenwriter of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, is kind of obsessed ...


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My interpretation is well represented by the term "ignorance is bliss". The point of the film is to create "spotless minds" by removing the memories that cause turmoil, jealousy etc. "Eternal sunshine" is a metaphor for ongoing peace, happiness and carefree. So in full "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind" is describing the happiness and joy one can ...


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The scene goes like this: Joel: I can't see anything that I don't like about you. Clementine: But you will! But you will. You know, you will think of things. And I'll get bored with you and feel trapped because that's what happens with me. Joel: Okay. Clementine: [pauses] Okay. Clementine is warning him that she will eventually feel bored with ...


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The question answered here as follows, She doesn't, exactly. The whole experience is in his head, and it was the memory of her that told him to go to Montauk. We are supposed to take a guess at what her memory erase experience was like, and assume that she had a similar experience to his, so maybe when they were clearing her memory, he said ...


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Being the optimist I am, I choose a more upbeat ending for the film. It all has to do with the fact, that they both hear the tapes that were recorded of themselves when going to get the initial treatment done. When Clementine comes to Joels apartment at the very end, listening to the tapes he comes to a realization. That in retrospect, the relationship he ...


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While it's not immediately clear on a first viewing, the pre-credits scene occurs chronologically after the majority of the scenes in the movie; Joel and Clem have already had their breakup, and have both erased each other from their own (conscious) memories. Note that Clementine's hairstyle is the same in the pre-credits scene as it is at the end of the ...


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It's not from Eternal Sunshine, you are correct there. It's not found in the 1st or shooting draft (available on Charlie Kaufman's website). The debate raged a couple years ago on Reddit to no definitive answer. Attributions to the film are everywhere, which goes to show that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.


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Joel and Clem seem to get back together at the end, and after that it shows a candid scene of them looping over and over until the final fade to black. The writer intentionally left the movie ambiguous in the first place, so there is no ending set in stone, but I've always thought that, although they rekindle their relationship, they do eventually break up ...


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Rob and Carrie are the ones who invited Joel (Carrie) to the party in Montauk, where he meets Clementine for the first time (we see in a flashback as his memory is being erased). As good friends, a "couple" type friends, the ones who essentially set them up, that would be someone to notify. Joel: My name is Joel Barish, and I'm here to erase Clementine ...


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The moments you are describing take place while Joel is having his memories of Clementine erased. While he is "under" for the procedure, Joel realizes he doesn't want the memories of Clementine erased -- so the "running away" is not about changing the memories; it is Joel's attempt to preserve some recollection of Clementine by moving from memories that are ...


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The "Okay" is Joel saying, "I don't care if it falls apart again. It doesn't matter because I love you and every moment we have is worth it". If it works or not is irrelevant to the screen and to the overall point.



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