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Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind is a film written by Charlie Kaufman .The movie is about a separated couple who have erased memories of each other. Clementine is a carefree girl who erases all the memories of her relationship with Joel. When Joel discovers that Clementine is going to extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure and slowly begins to forget the woman that he loved. Joel finds himself revisiting them in reverse. All the memories are slowly erased with the last memory of clementine telling him, “Meet me in Montauk”
It’s strange how Clementine’s hair colour keep changing throughout the movie. Her hair colour is red when she was in love with Joel in his memory and rest of the times it’s a green, blue, etc.
The payoff lies in its beautifully simple conclusion. Love as it seems is all about taking risks and having the courage to take them, knowing that it still may all end in tears.
Time is something that I have never considered as something so deep and conceptual. Time for me has been a lesson and an understanding of life better. It has made me see my life in a more matured way. It has taught me many learnings as to how should one react to different kind of situations that one has to face everyday. I see time as a learning and according to me each passing minute unlocks a new teaching. As I have grown older and older, I have realised that respecting time is very important. We all have heard our teachers in school telling us repeatedly that ‘time once gone, never returns’ and we just take it another line. But as I grew older I realised the importance and meaning of that line.
The theory of relativity, time dilation is a difference of elapsed time between two events as measured by observers either moving relative to each other or differently situated from a gravitational mass or masses. Time passes slower the faster one goes. When we measure the speed of a car, we seem to be measuring the speed with something abstract called time; we are actually just comparing a known Motion (of the sun) with an unknown motion of the car. Time is a way to compare or describe different kinds of motions.
We never really thought of time theoretically or conceptually as a different concept. For us time was just a way of knowing the period of the day. But we learned that time is not only that but a lot more than that. We came across the conceptual side of time and came to know the different way one can see time. We were also able to see time through the different lenses of memory,painting,movie,etc. We had a lot of assignments related to time individually that helped us looking at time in a deeper context. We also had a group assignment which helped us know the strengths and weaknesses of different people. The group projects also helped us in knowing as to how two people can see time in two different ways. I also learned that each passing time teaches you a new lesson.
It has been 122 years since Ambrose Bierce wrote “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” The modern reader might find little to engage with as the story begins, detailing the preparations of faceless Union soldiers to hang a Confederate criminal. We don’t know his crime or his name. He does not struggle. No one speaks. It all seems very very far away. But upon turning the page of the first instalment of Scout Books’ War Stories series, we find an illustration that shrewd reduces the distance between us and the condemned man peering off the page at the river awaiting his dead body. He is a farmer, Bierce says, dressed in a “well-fitting frock coat,” but the wrinkled coat depicted here echoes the heavy bags under the eyes of the Union soldiers, who are faceless no more. The man’s rib cage presses against his tight vest: he is hopelessly trapped. What is going through his mind only Bierce can reveal, but the condemned man is alive, if only for a moment longer, before our eyes. His final seconds will stretch on across pages as we discover what desperate things we will do for our freedom, whether in the nineteenth century or in the twenty-first.
“The monotone in the flowers,the scratches on the wall,the cold chilly wind on the swings,and vultures everywhere,picking at my dead heart.”