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June 01, 2004

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I love this film.

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Oh come! oh teach me nature to subdue,
Renounce my love, my life, myself and you.
Fill my fond heart with God alone, for he
Alone can rival, can succeed to thee.

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;
Labour and rest, that equal periods keep;
"Obedient slumbers that can wake and weep;"
Desires compos'd, affections ever ev'n,
Tears that delight, and sighs that waft to Heav'n.
-- Alexander Pope, "Eloisa to Abelard" (1717)

Forget Me Not [David Edelstein, Slate, 3/18/04]
Eraserheads [J. Hoberman, Village Voice, 3/17-3/23/04 issue]
A Stylist Hits His Stride [Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, 3/19/04]

Yours, &c., LC | 02:26 PM | Film/TV | Comments (3)

Comments

Easily one of my top three of the first half of the year. Even thinking about it for a split second absolutely destroys my heart.

Posted by: mrw at June 1, 2004 10:12 PM

I had to leave the theater before the end!!! Now I'll have to rent it. When's it coming out on DVD?

Posted by: Silverdragon at June 1, 2004 10:43 PM

It really was a good movie. A very rare thing: a romantic movie that isn't disgustingly sentimental and cliched. I always like Kate Winslet but it was nice to see Jim Carrey acting like a person instead of a cartoon character.

Posted by: ladygoat at June 10, 2004 08:39 PM