Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

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Oh, what would I not give to forget just to be able to remember again! What would it be like to forget something which is the very essence of you and then to have it happen to you again?

“There’s an emotional core to each of our memories…”

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As the movie starts, we meet Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) who seems a little disoriented. He ditches work and takes a train to Montauk which puzzles him as he’s not an impulsive person. And then he sees her, all clad in orange, walking along the beach, Clementine Kruczynski (can we take a moment to appreciate the name? Oh, and Kate Winslet). He looked away, trying not to look long at her. As if she were the sun, yet he found himself staring at her, starstruck.

Joel: (narration) “Why do I fall in love with every woman I see who shows me the…

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Movie Quote of the Day!

“Oh, excuse me, madam, sorry, this may see strange but, have you seen a fallen star anywhere?”

-Tristan, Stardust (2007)

Stardust is one of the criminally under-watched movies of all time. Honestly, it’s the best fairy-tale I’d ever read and then Matthew Vaughn went ahead and made a beautiful movie out of it. There are lots of film and TV adaptations of Neil Gaiman books out there but I truly believe that none of them will ever be as good as Stardust.

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Movie Quote of the Day!

“You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves… You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and… What I’m trying to say, Tristan is… I think I love you. Is this love, Tristan? I never imagined I’d know it for myself. My heart… It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it’s trying to escape because it doesn’t belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange – no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.”

-Yvaine, Stardust (2007)

The Rest is Rust and STARDUST 🙂

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Movie Quote of the Day!

“The world has been so caught up with what Superman can do that no one has asked what he should do.”

-Senator Finch, Batman v Superman (2016)

Okay, so here’s the thing. I get where people are coming from when they say they have problems with BvS. I know that there was too much content jammed into a single movie, plot-lines that could have made at least three good movies but I loved it for just that. To take so much content and then to condense it into one movie and yet to be able to make it work is brilliant. Every character had an arc, a motive and an idea of where he/she was headed and why. Everything made sense and if these people were to exist in our world as it is today, that is how they would have reacted. But then again, who am I to project my ideas onto you? Decide for yourself.

bvs