Meanwhile as Dr Mierzwiak finds Joel and Clementine hiding in memories

Meanwhile as dr mierzwiak finds joel and clementine

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Meanwhile, as Dr. Mierzwiak finds Joel and Clementine hiding in memories unrelated to their relationship, Joel loses those memories as well. He no longer will have the memory of his mother singing "Oh My Darling, Clementine," or of his Huckleberry Hound doll, because those are inextricably linked to Clementine, even though she was not there. By losing his memories of Clementine, Joel loses major chunks of his own personal narrative - pieces of himself. Michel Gondry 's realistic visual style is part of what makes Eternal Sunshine so memorable. According to cinematographer Ellen Kuras, Gondry "felt that the more real the film looked, the more [the viewer] would believe it when the memories melted into reality" (Pavlus). Gondry creates these transitions through design, lighting, and his actors' performances. Kuras says that Gondry wanted to "[call] back to early cinema, where magicians were using live-action practical effects in order to change time and space. He didn't want them to look or feel completely seamless" (Pavlus). For the scenes inside Joel's childhood memories, production designer Dan Leigh actually built oversized props and relied on forced perspective to make Jim Carrey look child-sized under the table. In the shot where Joel and Clementine are bathing in the sink, they actually built a huge kitchen sink. The real-life wackiness of these sets encouraged authentic responses
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from Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, who sometimes had trouble keeping track of where their characters were and if what they were seeing was supposed to be real. This confusion worked in the film's favor, because Memory-Joel and Memory-Clementine are making up their plans on the fly - they are running away from an enemy they cannot even see. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Summary and Analysis of Chapter 15: The Blameless Vestal's Lot - Chapter 17: Goodbye, Joel Summary Dr. Mierzwiak keeps following Joel through his memories and eliminating them. Mary Svevo adoringly looks on, gushing, telling the doctor that she likes watching him work. Stan steps out for some air. Mary starts reciting quotes to Dr. Mierzwiak, giggling like a schoolgirl. One of the quotes is from a poem by Alexander Pope, from which the film gets its title. As Mary recites the poem, Joel and Clementine gleefully watch a parade march through Times Square. Mary walks over to Dr. Mierzwiak and kisses him. She says she's loved him for a very long time. Dr. Mierzwiak shamefully tells her that he has a wife and kids. Mary is embarrassed, so Howard holds her close and comforts her. Outside, Stan watches this intimate scene and Mrs. Mierzwiak drives up to the house. Stan honks the horn to alert Dr. Mierzwiak and Mary, but it's too late - Mrs. Mierzwiak sees them kissing. Dr. Mierzwiak races after his wife, saying it was a one-time mistake. Mary corroborates his story, begging Mrs. Mierzwiak to forgive her husband, calling herself a "stupid girl with a stupid crush" who forced herself on him. Mrs. Mierzwiak stops her car and tells Mary that she can have him, in fact, she has already been with Howard. Then, Mrs. Mierzwiak drives away, leaving Howard to
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  • Winter '15
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  • English, Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Clementine, Clementine. Joel

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