I’ve long been infatuated with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Charlie Kaufman’s probable and mindful masterpiece. There’s just something about it. I’m constantly amazed by how the far fetched or unbelievable aspects of the film become the complete opposite by the final scene. I mean, do you not believe that someone could be erased from your memory by the end?
With that, I’ve also been insanely jazzed on Beck’s cover of The Korgis song, “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime,” that kicks off the end credits. Honestly, I can’t think of a song that better fits the tone and mood at the close of any film than this.
While I almost prefer the final scene that bleeds into the credit text, this montage that melds the film and song together works really well at achieving that same ‘warm/empty’ feeling. Enjoy. For the 3,375, 147 time.