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S01E07: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

S01E07: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ethan and Talia discuss Michel Gondry’s 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Is Ethan’s love for this film part of the attraction of the manic pixie dream girl trope? How our delight or this film is in part enhanced by Michel Gondry’s obvious delight in the filming process; and is this a romantic comedy that has become a favourite because it avoids the usual sentimentality of the genre?

links to things discussed in this episode
• Michel Gondry solving rubic cube with his feet
Daft Punk’s Around the World
• Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope was first discussed by Nathan Rabin as wikipedia would have told me
• Hyperthymesia – the quality of never forgetting anything was discussed on This American Life podcast
School of life video on art

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