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Some memories are best forgotten.
Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.
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An unforgettable journey into the mind of a man with no memory, Memento is one of the most original, fun, inventive, intriguing & puzzling brain-teasers of all time that will have its viewers guessing from the very beginning to the very end & even afterwards. Having gained a significant cult following over the years, Christopher Nolan's breakthrough feature beautifully exhibits his incredible talent as a storyteller & remains one of the finest features of his illustrious film career.
Divided into 2 adjacent timelines which periodically alternate throughout its runtime, Memento tells the story of Leonard Shelby; an ex-insurance detective who is suffering from short-term memory loss which leaves him incapable of building new memories and has to rely on notes & tattoos as reminders.…
How well-developed must a story be to be able to tell it backwards? I'd say pretty well.
I can't specify what really caught me in this movie (I tend to only give 5 stars to films that I feel an exciting, intimate connection with), but it was just perfect from beginning to end. After the first five minutes, I was hooked and greedily staring at the screen. I wanted to know more. Guy Pearce's character - Lenny - is loveable and very easy to relate to. In fact, after giving it a thought or two, I decided that if the story was told in chronological order, he wouldn't be so likeable in my eyes, as at the end - or…
I believe I mentioned in my original review, that this is the film that introduced me to Nolan. I've been a fan ever since.
Memento is several things. It's a mystery, a thriller, a mind fuck, but I think it's best described simply as modern noir. The Main character Leonard has a condition that causes him to have no short term memory. He uses notes and tattoos his body to try and piece together the events that led to his injury and who is responsible. This proves no easy task, and has many twists and turns. Guy Pearce is perfect in this role, as it really makes you see how bad it would suck to have his condition. The atmosphere…
After the awful experience I had rewatching Inception (review is here ) I felt the need to see if I still liked Memento.
I did. I even liked it better.
The argument surrounding this film will always be about the necessity of the shape it is moulded in. Does it need the topsy turvy narrative? Well, no. But it is marvellous to behold anyway.
The story in itself is rather simple and that's the main reason why the reversed chronology works. The drive the main character has is obvious and easy to relate to, which places us directly beside him, involving us in his quest.
The slow unravelling of the plot is fantastic in any order. It is just very…
I love it. I had not seen it since The Prestige first came out and it has only become more clear how great of a debut it is. There are stunningly modern neo-noir themes unmatched over a decade later. Memento still stands above all noir to come out since (not that there's many contenders). I find it hard to imagine a 21st century filmmaker who has even attempted to write something this dense with mystery. Take away the accomplishments of Tarantino, P.T. Anderson and maybe a few I can't find off the top of my head and I think Nolan is morphing a career richer than most filmmakers today. Now that he's done with superheros, it's really going to be a treat where he goes next.
The fractured narrative adds for confusion, nail-biting action, and a magnificent movie all around.
A brilliantly complex and clever mystery that Nolan slowly unravels backwards.
I remember being blown away by this the first time I saw it. Even though I didn't remember the twists and turns of the film, it didn't have the impact of the first time. Still, it's a pretty entertaining mystery.
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"I have this condition."
Wow. I'm speechless at the movie I just watched. It wasn't just a movie… Honestly, it was an experience. I've never been so concentrated watching a movie in my whole life. My brain was working the whole time, and I don't know if it's the effect wanted of if I was just really tired, but I felt like I had "this condition" too at some points, trying to remember what happened and not knowing who to trust.
Loved the way the movie was made, kept me interest. Great acting and ending too.
I will not forget about this movie (see what I did there? ok).
Clever and non linear as this is, I was expecting a bit more. I like the concept of the story working backwards, but it wasn't as compelling as I thought it would be. I can see the link to Inception here, so maybe this was a practice run.
I can not believe I've waited this long to view/experience this film. It was amazing.
A movie that uses memory loss as a device which in turn messes with your memory the whole time, making you ask questions; is what you saw in the last frame real or did I just make it up?
This movie is a work of art that makes you work to appreciate the art.
From start to finish (......or finish to start?) it's highly engaging asking you to play detective along with Leonard, our not so trustworthy antagonist, and watch for every clue or red herring dropped by the genius that is Christopher Nolan.
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