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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.
Noir-November Challenge! Movie #29
The films complexity coupled with the non linear format forced me to take measures I don't normally take while viewing a film! With reckless abandon I took a tattoo needle to my flesh logging the facts and details all over my body! Sadly Newton's law of gravity took effect.. the tattoo's are now indecipherable! Next time I'll use Post It Notes!
The first time I seen the film I detested the grotesque non linear format but after several viewings I have come to greatly appreciate this truly novel effort and have finally given it the love it fully deserves!
Nolan's sadistic magnum opus puts the audience's tits through the wringer! And it's no surprise they keep coming back for more!
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Seventeenth watch of Noir-Vember. I disliked the ‘twist’ in this year’s Interstellar, but boy oh boy does Memento prove that Christopher Nolan is the contemporary sovereign with regards to twist-endings in movie screenplays. Un-be-fucking-lievable. Waited three years to revisit this in order to wipe the ending (or should I say beginning) from my memory as much as possible just so that I could relish in its awesomeness yet again. Memento, Nolan’s first real feature length film, is an unchronological - starting at the close and closing at the start - murder mystery detective story with an insurance investigator, named Leonard who’s played by a stellar Guy Pearce, in its leading role. Leonard, however, is suffering from the repercussions of a…
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.…
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Memento is one of Nolan's most gripping works, a puzzle-box neo-noir of intimate and tragic beauty, all tied in with a narrative that is told uniquely and effectively. Completely dropping any sign of a linear story or framework, the film goes off the rails in the finest way possible, culminating in a film that is funny, powerful, saddening, and wonderfully cinematic.
Guy Pierce is at his finest here, playing the protagonist of Leonard with an oblivious and shocking timidity. It works for the role, which happens to be one of the finest characters in any of Nolan's films. Similarly great are Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano, both adding to…
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…
...with Memento, an epic of low budget proportions.
...Before he established the modern day standard of the Superhero movie, Mr. Nolan began his career as a true auteur of the finest degree with Memento, an epic of low budget proportions.
...but it also gives you the uneasy feeling of anxiety well before you're in the middle of the feature itself. Before he established the modern day standard...
...If you have the 2 disc special edition DVD, you'll be treated with needing to complete a somewhat challenging memory and IQ test in order to play the film. It not only warms you up to the subject at hand, but it also gives you the uneasy feeling...
...and in small pieces up…
I'm glad I waited a good 10+ years to rewatch this film because there was a lot I had forgotten. This is a movie which unfortunately will never be as good as the first time you watch it. But the closest I could come was watching it with someone who hadn't seen it. It's a movie which is very reliant on it's quirks but those quirks are quite cool.
Memento is a great film. The story is great, it's full of drama and mistery and it gives you the chills. The plot might be a little cunfusing for some people, but regardless of that this film is amazing!
Really unique concept, not so unique story. It's really well told though with consistent twists and turns that don't get overly complex.
A film that should be among the same breath as Goodfellas, The Godfather, Casablanca, Pulp Fiction because it's just as great as those.
Christopher Nolan brings us his own unique style in this gripping, mind-blowing thriller. And Guy Pearce puts in a stunning performance. Few films are as good as this one.
In me eyes, a true classic!
Memento lleva en su ADN todas las características del cine de Nolan contenidas en (¡sorpresa!) 2 horas. Es un thriller construido pa'trás que no deja ni un segundo de bajón, de concepto básico y en el que se intuyen pildoritas sobre la forma en la que la memoria moldea nuestra propia realidad...aderezadas con algún monólogo sobreexplicatorio marca de la casa que pretende llevar la película un paso más allá.
No, Cristobalito, aquí tampoco te salió redonda la jugada, pero eh.
The film that got me into the work of Christopher Nolan and probably the best Guy Pierce movie out there. The way this film is shot, the chemistry between Pierce and Moss and Pierce and Pantoliano along with the twist ending, that I'm sure everyone knows about now, all come together to make a solid fan.
Call me a Nolan "fan boy" if you want, but I just find his films to be some of the best out there. Sure they are polarizing and require multiple viewings to fully appreciate, but his eye for what will look the best on the screen cannot be denied.
My Take: One of Nolan's best with a great style and better ending.
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