My God! There are people coming out of The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day’s butt!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Here’s another semi-recent entry for this column. I’m a big softie, so Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind really got to me. On one level it’s a cynical “nothing ever lasts” look at romance, but there’s just enough hopeful optimism worked in to not make me want to open my wrists.
The below pic makes me smile big-big. Enjoy Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet with their little selves!
Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic just called me an asshole!
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Jan. 23, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST
Jan. 23, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST
by duct tape wallet
this was a great movie.
Jan. 23, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST
makes me smile
Jan. 23, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST
I think it does the whole dream/mind manipulation thing better than Inception.
Jan. 23, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST
Jan. 23, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST
by mark steinfitz
He chipped his front tooth big time (see it uncovered in Dumb and Dumber), so he wears fake teeth or something in other movies he does, so good eye there
Jan. 23, 2011, 5 p.m. CST
Of ever. It really captures what it feels like to be in love, from every angle. The end kills me. Because, of course you would.
Jan. 23, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST
But we all would
Jan. 23, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST
Don't keep us in suspense... what would we do?! <p> Wash her car? Wear her hat? The world wants to know! <p> And for those next behind-the-scenes pics that are about to rock, I salute you!
Jan. 23, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST
have lost they're love for fun popcorn movies. Go fuck yourselves.
Jan. 23, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST
than Inception did. Dreams always have the small quirks in them that let you know their a dream and usually don't have huge action movie set pieces in them
Jan. 23, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST
I would rock her world, or at least do my best to cause a small tremor.
Jan. 23, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST
It holds up on multiple viewings. Why compare it to Inception? They are two totally different movies going for two totally different things. To me they approach the idea of the mind from different, but equally relevant, angles.
Jan. 23, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST
...give her the most disappointing 45 seconds of her life.
Jan. 23, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST
Maybe they should have taken the action out of Inception to make the dreams more realistic. That makes sense, you know, since it's an action movie and all. I love how there's only ONE way to film a movie about dreams -- otherwise it's totally wrong. Nolan was looking at the structure of dreams, Gondry at how they feel. Two totally different yet equally relevant and interesting approaches. I always wonder why fanboys have such a zero sum approach to movies. If you like one movie you have to unlike another like it. If one did something well another has to be criticized. They're both excellent movies, why bitch?
Jan. 23, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST
by Stifler's Mom
Yes, very different movies, but worth comparing because they both use the human mind as a physical setting. And yes, IMHO, Eternal Sunshine is the far better movie. Emotionally involving from start to finish, whereas Inception is emotionally empty.
Jan. 23, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST
Jan. 23, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST
Yesterday's and today's pics are as crazy as a couple of rats in a plugged-up shithouse. And tomorrow's pic, Sir, is without a doubt, the biggest fuckhead I've ever met in my life!
Jan. 23, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST
I would giver her AT LEAST 60 seconds. And this movie was awesome. Love it oh HD-DVD which I picked up when the format died for a mere $6!! What a bargain!
Jan. 23, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST
But it wasn't. Hey whatcha gonna do.
Jan. 23, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST
That's what I think. When King is at the ATM and the machine called him an asshole.
Jan. 23, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST
Did you miss the whole setup of Inception, that the areas within the dreams weren't naturally occurring dreams but were designed by the characters within the movie with the specific purpose of accomplishing their goals while defending against and slowing down the subjects' projections?
Jan. 23, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST
Gondry and Kaufman's best IMO. I doubt they'll ever top it.
Jan. 23, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST
Inception was about lucid dreaming. The two movies really are quite different films attempting very different things. Comparing the two is like comparing Das Boot with 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea. I like what Eternal Sunshine ... attempted, but it just didn't work for me. I found the women dull, annoying, and unappealing; the men for the most part the usual movie jerks who exist primarily to get scolded at the end so we can all feel better about ourselves. The whole thing left me cold and indifferent. Inception introduced a whole new world, technology, and tormented characters you cared about. It happened to be a very well-written and imaginative screen play, one of the best in years. Nolan spent time on it, lots of time. It worked. And the cast was perfect. The screen play for Eternal Sunshine needed work. It started brilliantly and then slowly died. Jim Carrey's character fared best and I think he held the movie together. Other than Carrey, however, the movie could have been better cast (at least get rid of the ridiculous Kirsten Dunst and that guy old enough to be her grandfather).
Jan. 23, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Jan. 23, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST
one of the most shallow and emotionless scripts written in the last decade.FACT.
Jan. 23, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Jan. 24, 2011, 2:31 a.m. CST
Are you seriously contending that Inception's female characters (or rather, cardboard cutouts since there WERE no "characters" to speak of in that overrated piffle) were in any way comparable to the REAL women of Eternal Sunshine? Those women exist! We've all met a Clementine! Some of us have dated her and/or been her guy friend! And what about the male characters is "usual movie jerks"? Joel has self-esteem issues stemming from buried shame. Does that sound like Vince Vaughn? He doesn't like confrontation but he clearly thinks it's important. Yep, that's totally Owen Wilson right there. And how would you describe the emotional depth of any of the Inception males? With the exception of the wildly cliche daddy issues from Cilian Murphy and the equally wildly cliche mourning for my dead wife issues from DiCaprio, where was the depth? <p> Inception was not a new world. It was a world many of us have read about before and certainly the cast and crew of Dreamscape would argue the case as well. As would Tarsem, director of the fairly awful but equally gorgeously empty The Cell. <p> The fact that Inception is complicated doesn't make it good, and I'm sick of people making this wrong-headed argument. Eternal Sunshine works because it's simple. Even at its most strange, anyone can follow Eternal Sunshine because the emotional through-line is clear. With Inception, everything is plot plot plot. That's not imaginative, that's dense. In this case, unnecessarily so. <p>And let's not even get into the dialogue. If you want to talk about screenwriting, you have to talk about dialogue. Tell me with a straight face that the expository vomit spewed for endless frames of film in Inception come anywhere close to the simple beauty of "it's like a night of heavy drinking" and I'll tell you I've got a bridge for sale. <p>Incidentally, the age difference between Dunst and Wilkinson was kinda the point of their character tension. If you missed that, then it's small wonder you prefer the bereft-of-character Inception.
Jan. 24, 2011, 6:47 a.m. CST
I agree 100%. ESOTSM was about dreams. Dreaming was how they accessed memories--same as Inception, but done better. I loved both movies, but, personally I believe that Sunshine's organic approach to memories and dreams was done much better and really felt "right."
Jan. 24, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
Jan. 24, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST
...and that fat chick from Titanic.
Jan. 24, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST
by Chadley BeBay
Oh yeah, that is cliche. WIDELY cliche.
Jan. 24, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
On the adult woman, not the child, you perverts!
Jan. 24, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST
I apologize for the delay about getting back. I can only address a few points: Yes, Eternal Sunshine ... is really about memories. The movie is very clear and specific on this. Bring in your stuff associated with memories of an unhappy romance. We will map the locations in your brain and systematically remove those memories. Recalling a memory is not the same as dreaming, at all. Depending upon the movie and what the director is trying to do, there is nothing wrong with "plot, plot, plot." Nolan viewed what he was trying to accomplish with Inception was something that would require a lot of show and tell, which is indeed always risky. I think he handled it as best as could possibly be done. He really believed in his world and it showed. Granted, the first time I saw it, I felt Inception had problems. But I kept coming back, each time increasingly fascinated. Where the two movies are similar is that both are stories about mind rape. But Inception wins, because it is far more subtle and leaves the viewer to think and draw his own conclusions. With Eternal Sunshine ... is just devolves into the usual "You're a Jerk!" "No I'm not." "WTF." kind of resolution. Woman victims and bad men. Talk about cliches. My thought is that major problem with Eternal Sunshine ... was that it chickened out. At the core of the movie is the question: is it right/good/proper to mess with people's memories, given how painful they can be, even if they accede to or even desperately want the procedure? And once posing that excellent question, the film makers really didn't explore it to extent it cried out to be explored. Instead they took the easy way out. I honestly think that if Eternal Sunshine ... had gone balls to the wall with its premise, for example showing the horror of recovered memories which people had begged to be erased, it would have been the better movie. It would have provided a dual and very uncomfortable resolution. I like that. Were the characters in Inception cliched? Because of what Nolan was trying to do that is no doubt true but forgivable. It would only have been distracting to make each character original and fascinating (ok, I'm being cute, but you only have so much time in a movie). Were the characters in Eternal Sunshine ... more interesting? In some cases yes, but in most cases no. Look, I hate the American movie hang-up with bad/missing fathers as much as anyone (though I recognized the similarities in that regard between Inception and Alfred Bester's great novel The Demolished Man and was more than willing to live with it.) Likely I brought more to the movie than most, but Inception clearly worked with a huge number of people (ten times what Eternal Sunshine drew in -- make of that what you will.) Nolan set out to make people think and accomplished that goal. I believe the makers of Eternal Sunshine tried the same, but ultimately did not succeed as well as they could have. I don't think that is really hating on Eternal Sunshine ... which remains a fascinating failure.
Jan. 24, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST
But this picture is so freaking adorable, I can barely stand it.
Jan. 24, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST
that touchingly puts exactly how this movie makes me feel...i like that it could also on another level have kind of a arguably a taxi driver or brazil like ending, but one that would concurrently still be arguably positive--optimistic
Jan. 24, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST
than ESOTSM, like Nolan trying to adapt Dreams into a movie heh
Jan. 24, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP, myself
Jan. 25, 2011, 6:16 a.m. CST
I'm sure the internets are awash with BTS images of The Matrix. Why don't you shut your whining cake hole and go and fucking look at some.
Jan. 26, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST
Are you still selling your drawings and piss jugs?
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