Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ode to "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is my favorite movie.  It has a wonderful cast and the writing is perfect.  It's a little quirky, but that just adds to the charm.  At it's core, it is the perfect love story. The main characters, Clementine and Joel (played wonderfully by Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey) are in a relationship that has taken a turn for the worse.  In their anger and hurt they both erase their memories of each other, which is where the delightful quirkiness comes to play.   We travel with Joel through the erasing process and relive his memories of Clementine and their relationship--from how they first met, to the special moments they shared. Some are so absolutely touching that I cry every time.  It is through this loss that they both truly realize their love is real and, in the end, they find each other again.  What more can you ask for in the perfect love story. I thought I'd see if there are any other fans out there, perhaps getting a little creative--so here's what I found.
I am in love with this paper doll of Clementine by claudiavarosio.  It comes with her orange sweatshirt and her ever changing hair colors.   Way too cute.
This lovely pillow by schinders with the phrase "Meet Me in Montauk" a very significant line in the movie.  You may remember this pillow that I received from her in a swap.  She rocks!  Check out her blog, too.
When I first saw this piece by theawkwardunicorn a couple years ago, I fell in love immediately.  This line, "Please let me keep this memory-just this one" resonated so deeply with me.  It's a perfect stitching the way the letters seem to fade away, just like the memory that was being erased, though Joel was trying so desperately to hold on to it.  Just wonderful. 

This lovely necklace by enamor is based on the necklace Joel was going to give to Joel.  He bought it at a flea market because she's the type of girl that likes unique things.  This is super cute. 

I first saw this piece in a MrXStitch post.  This is a movie poster created by Ezgi Genç.  It's a wonderful representation of the frozen river scene.  I love the little Clementine and Joel.  Super cute. 

I hope you were inspired by these wonderful pieces.  I love when a movie inspires creativity.  That is the true mark of something special, when fans start creating things based on their favorite movie or show or band or whatever.  Here's my favorite scene from the movie ( I could only find this one) and also the music theme by the wonderful Jon Brion. I love the music in the movie too, and had planned on walking down the aisle to the theme before my disk messed up and I had to pick a new one last minute.  But I imagined it in my head and it was beautiful. 


kittykill said...

This is such a great movie. I love all the crafty goodness people have been inspired to make.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Me too! That's why I started doing these Odes because there's some really great crafty stuff out there based on movies, TV music etc and I love it!

Drucilla Pettibone said...

wow, this is one of my favorite movies and i didn't know there was a crafty run on... i love ellen's piece and the other memory stitching makes me misty just looking at it.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

I know I love that piece too Dru.

schinders said...

thanks for the shout out, crystal!!