January 11, 2016

We can forget it for you

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004). Rewatching this clever, funny, tender, complex masterpiece about love and forgetting after 10 years, this stands out: it all happens in a pre-social media age. No online profiles, no curated selves to wipe. Like Scientologists, you put your stories onto audio tapes and into manila folders, to be kept by others.