Soundtrack Thursday #41

Today’s soundtrack selection goes to:

Peer Pressure’ – Jon Brion

Film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is underrated.

It is underrated because as a romantic film, it goes against the traditional “boy meets girl” scenario, thanks to director Michel Gondry.

It is underrated because this is one of the best Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet performances you’ll see.

It is underrated because of the amazing supporting cast of Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst and Tom Wilkinson.

But last and not least, it is underrated because of its beautiful score by Jon Brion.

Despite the songs being very short, Jon Brion captures the quirky emotion of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Each song takes the audience on a journey through the romantic life of Joel (Carrey) and Clementine (Winslet).  Their relationship breaks down and they both undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories.  But what the film beautifully acknowledges is that not all memories are bad and some are worth fighting for.

‘Peer Pressure’ articulates that beauty with a haunting and sentimental nostalgia.

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Author: Kelechi Ehenulo

Kelechi Ehenulo is the creator and writer of Confessions From A Geek Mind, an analytical film and TV blog. As a freelance film critic, her work can be found on Set The Tape - an independent pop culture website, VultureHound Magazine and podcasts such as The X-Cast, Close Encounters of the Film Kind and The Movie Palace Pod. She thinks Batman: The Animated Series is the best cartoon ever (and that is not up for debate) and loves science-fiction, LEGO and Tottenham Hotspur.

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