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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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Part Six of Preparing (As Much As Humanly Possible) For Interstellar
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…
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…
Huh, vjerujem da bi film bio dosta bolji da je isao u kronoloskom redu, ovako je mi nije bes legao i bio mi je naporan, sa silnim ponavjanjem pojedinih scena sjecanja lika. Nije bilo nesto tesko za shvatiti da je film u dva djela onaj u boji u natrag i onaj cb u napred, mozda to izgleda znajimljivo, al meni je bas nepotrebno sto je tako uradjeno.
I decided that when I would have reached the goal of 100 movies this year I would have started to write reviews. Today is the day, and the movie that randomly happened to be the first is Memento.
The alternate editing is the main value and the biggest fault of this film. It's pretty much original, because it doesn't work as Kubrick's The Killing or Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, in which the the alternate editing doesn't seem to follow a clear criterion. In Memento there's a specific outline, and every single clip follows it. The moment that in every movie colud have been the turning point, in Memento it's the beginning. Therefore, during the view, it is natural to think on…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Second movie in the Nolan retrospective. And "DON'T TRUST HIS LIES" has never fit a name more.
Watched in Philosophy class. Haven't watched it in over three years but I remembered most of it. Solid film
I can't remember many movies that are as intelligent, strangely affecting, and as funny as Memento.
It is at times more of a puzzle than a meaningful story, but it's a puzzle that rewards you with a quite astonishing payoff. It's an ending that lifts the film to an entirely new level. Revealing many more questions as well as shedding light on nearly everything that proceeds it.
Guy Pearce central performance is as compelling as the film's premise. He is ablely abetted by two other excellent lead performances from Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano. Yet ultimately it's the film's execution that stands out. At times it gets a tad convoluted, it needs a lot of concentration, but if you put the hard work in Memento ends up being one of the best thrillers that has ever been made.
Told very cleverly, this movie is twists on top of twists.
The world doesn't disappear when you close your eyes!
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