Why I Keep Rewriting

via Moorish Girl:

Apparently, there were some significant edits to the screenplay of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

And, oh, thank goodness for those revisions:

It starts with an “OLD WOMAN” visiting a publishing house with a manuscript in hand. It’s fifty years from now, so who knows? Maybe people won’t need to write agents or editors queries by then. I still found the scene supremely silly. Her book is called “ETERNAL SUNSHINE…”. The old woman is Mary, who continues working for Lacuna, even though in the movie version it appears she’s done with them for good.

Also in the original script, Clementine is “zaftig,” obsessed with Stephen Dixon, and goes into Lacuna to get her memories of Joel barrish erased 15 times over 50 years, because they keep re-meeting over and over.

I will make a note, however: why is it that when screenwriters think “zaftig” they hire Kate Winslet?

I guess because the alternative is “thin” which means “starving.” And, let’s be honest: Kate’s been rapidly shrinking the last couple years, trying to get back into acting after the birth of her children.

Please, please: I’m so tired of looking at hungry women in movies. Don’t force Kate to be hungry, too. I adore her just the way she is.

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