Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


If we could undergo a procedure that would erase the painful memories from our lives, would we do it? That seems to be the question of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) until we realize that we’re asking the wrong question. The real question this film asks is why wouldn’t such a procedure ever work? Join us for a conversation about Michel Gondry’s mind-bending film that is a completely different experience when you’re 20 versus when you’re 40. Go ahead and give it a listen–then visit Lacuna so you can listen again for the first time.

If the passage from Alexander Pope’s Eloisa to Abelard reminded you of Pope’s talent, you may be interested in this quality collection of his verse. You may also want to check out this collection of essays about the film.

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