since the first time i saw it back in 2004, i grow to love it even more every time i watch it; like any good book, there's always something new to take away and that's the magic of this film! at least for me. or maybe it's because i just see myself in the characters all too much. scary. :)
these three photos c/o google images.
it's also worth mentioning that the screenwriter is charlie kaufman and director, michel gondry... two individuals whose work i've always found independently brilliant!
charlie kaufman puts forth an exquisite effort toying with space, time and existence in eternal sunshine of the spotless mind... in such a profound way, free of overt references you find in other romance films. i'm a big fan. if this piques your interest, check out his other works too - like being john malkovich and adaptation, both of which are obscure favorites of mine too!
in addition, i love michel gondry as a stylist as much as a director. his manipulation of mise-en-scène and visual take on everything is always nothing short of simply refreshing! the way he deftly maneuvers through the seemingly impossible narrative - for instance, the characters being chased through memories as they are one-by-one being deleted..! i don't know. but whether you choose to see this film as a science fiction mindtrip, a neat literalization of the way human relationships progress, or both... all credit to gondry for visually guiding us! <3