Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Continuity mistake: When Howard's wife is leaving Joel's apartment, the first two shots show her trench coat belt hanging from the bottom of the driver's door. In the third shot the belt is no longer hanging from the door. (01:19:30)

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.

Continuity mistake: Mary and Stan are lying on Joel's bed talking, with the plate of food between them. When the camera looks down on them, Joel's hand is on the plate. The shot changes at one point to a close up of Mary's face and Joel's hand is not there anymore, but reappears when the shot changes again. (00:49:20)

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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.

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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.

Joel: My God, there's people coming out of your butt.

Clementine: Sometimes I don't think people realise how lonely it is to be a kid. Like... you don't matter.

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Question: It was mentioned several times throughout the movie that Lacuna Inc gets really busy on Valentines, and also at Joel's place when the tech guy tells Patrick to stop fooling around as they have to get moving to other jobs... So what happened to all the other clients since the remainder of the night was spent at Joel's place?

Answer: When the techs are packing up then next morning, the young guy (Kirsten's boyfriend) says something about having to get to the next job. So its safe to assume the erasure takes a good 8 hours to complete normally but Joel kept fighting them so it would have taken a little longer.

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.

Question: What is the the song that is played around the last half of the trailer?

Answer: If I remember correctly, it's Mr. Blue Sky by The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).

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