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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
     

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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by Christopher Grau
 

ISBN-10: 0415774667

ISBN-13: 9780415774666

Pub. Date: 06/26/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the most widely discussed and thought-provoking films of recent years.

This is the first book to explore and address the philosophical aspects of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Beginning with a helpful introduction that places each essay in context, specially commissioned chapters examine

Overview

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the most widely discussed and thought-provoking films of recent years.

This is the first book to explore and address the philosophical aspects of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Beginning with a helpful introduction that places each essay in context, specially commissioned chapters examine the following topics:

  • philosophical issues surrounding love, friendship, affirmation and repetition
  • the role of memory (and the emotions) in personal identity and decision-making
  • the morality of imagination and ethical importance of memory
  • philosophical questions about self-knowledge and knowing the minds of others
  • the aesthetics of the film considered in relation to Gondry's other works and issues in the philosophy of perception

Including a foreword by Michel Gondry and a list of further reading, this volume is essential reading for students interested in philosophy and film studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415774666
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/26/2009
Series:
Philosophers on Film Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii

Contributor biographies viii

Note on the director x

Note on the screenwriter xi

Acknowledgments xii

Foreword Michel Gondry My Memory Hurts xiii

1 Introduction Christopher Grau 1

2 Two Blue Ruins: Love and Memory in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind C. D. C. Reeve 15

3 Miserably ever after: Forgetting, Repeating and Affirming Love in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Troy Jollimore 31

4 Bad Memories, Good Decisions, and the Three Joels Valerie Tiberius 62

5 Memory, Desire, and Value in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Julia Driver 80

6 Michel Gondry and the phenomenology of Visual Perception Stephen L.White 94

7 Trying to Remember Clementine George Toles 111

Index 158

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