Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.

–Nietzsche

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”

Hope everyone enjoyed viewing our first movie, the science fiction, thought-provoking, truly surreal and enjoyable film from Charlie Kaufmann and Michel Gondry, starring Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  This movie with its creative, sometimes exhausting and demanding narrative really deserves a second or third viewing to appreciate the richness and complexity of the characters and plot.  However, I’d still would like to see a contribution on this film.  What did you guys think of it?  What grabbed your attention the most?  What did you think of Jim Carrey,  usually an over-the-top comic actor, yet here very reserved, but still effective?  What do you think of the ethics involved in the plot of the story, that of allowing for the erasure of memories through surgical procedures?  Try to relate this movie to the article we read in class the previous day.  Do you see something like this inevitable in the future?

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Gratitude

I would just like to extend a big thank you to all of the students for preparing a really cool celebration on my birthday.  Thank you all!