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January 26th, 2004

Reality-Bending Movies

This weekend, my wife and I went to see The Cooler. One of the previews, though, was for the upcoming Charlie Kaufman film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The movie’s site follows through with the trailer’s image, which starts off with the feel of an infomercial.

Afterwards, though, I noted that I was really looking forward to the film. Kaufman’s other two big films, Being John Malkovich and Adaptation., were highly to mostly enjoyable. This one looks just as good as the former. But then I got to thinking about how I enjoy almost any movie that bends reality.

For instance, one gem that is worth a Saturday afternoon perusal is The Thirteenth Floor, recommended to me by Pinger Tony. It deals with… yes, bending reality. Of course, time travel fits into this niche as well, and I’m a big fan of the Back to the Future trilogy. Another weird movie was eXistenZ, which incorporated video game aspects into its bending.

I’m always on the lookout for good movies that twist reality in unexpected ways. I don’t think Eternal Sunshine will disappoint.

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