Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Trivia: There is a carnival scene in the movie which actually took place in Times Square in New York. The cast and crew had to run around after it to get a perfect shot.

Trivia: The scene where Joel stumbles upon the memory of his visit with the doctor, even though there are two Joels, there are no special effects being applied. As the shot turned back and forth, Jim Carrey actually dashed behind the camera, switching from a standing up wearing a jacket and stocking cap, to sitting down wearing no jacket no hat. It's actually quite impressive.

Trivia: In the scene where they're looking at the elephants, director Michel Gondry pulled Kate away from Jim - so in the shot where Joel looks around for Clementine, it's actually Jim Carrey's real reaction, because he's looking for Kate Winslet.

Trivia: One of the original ideas for the ending was to show Clementine walking into the Lucana office, showing that Joel and Clementine did, in time, learn to hate each other, but the film makers decided it was best to let people draw their own conclusions.

Trivia: The film has Joel and Clementine meeting in Montauk, NY. The Montauk Project is known among conspiracy theorists as the alleged site of experiments in, among other things, mind control and memory manipulation.

Erik M.

Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning, when Joel "first" goes to Kate's apartment for drinks and Kate is discussing her worry of wasting time, when the shot switches from a side shot to a straight shot, a boom mike shadow moves above Kate's head.

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Clementine: You're not a stalker, or anything, right?
Joel: I'm not a stalker. YOU'RE the one that talked to me, remember?
Clementine: That is the oldest trick in the stalker book.
Joel: Really? There's a stalker book? Great, I gotta read that one.

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Question: Why is there so much blue symbolism in Kate Winslet's house. I know her hair is blue, but are we to believe she changes the colour of everything in her house when she changes her hair colour (which is often, apparently)?


Chosen answer: Psychologists believe blue is a 'peaceful' color, as opposed to agressive colors like red. Experiments seem to show that people are genuinely effected emotionally by use of colors. Blue would promote a clear, calm - dare I say spotless - mind. Note this is also used in Forrest Gump; almost everything Gump wears is blue, suggesting again his calm, uncluttered thoughts.

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