Messing with Memory
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Charlie Kaufman : The latest script from the surreal screenwriter who brought you Being John Malkovitch, Adaptation, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Its about a couple who break up and attempt to erase their memories of each other, but one of them changes his mind halfway through the process... There's a lot of potential in these types of stories. Memory is a fertile subject, and Kaufman could blow my mind away with this thing (if his past writing is any indication, I think he'll be successful). I've only read about 1/3 of the script, so I can't say for sure, but it seems like he's on the right track (I thought it had a bit of a slow start, and the female lead is a bit annoying, but it gets better; I don't want to ruin it, though, so I'm not going to finish it). Sort of reminiscent of Memento; moving backwards at intervals, with various flashbacks or flashforwards; all sorts of non-linear memories and confusion, but somehow still coherant (as I said, I didn't finish, so I can't say for sure). Apparently it's a hot script, with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet attached to act. Keep your eye on this one, its bound to be an interesting one.