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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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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…
"Memento" is a 2000 American neo-noir mystery-psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, adapted from his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story "Memento Mori". The film Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss. and Joe Pantoliano. The story is about a man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
The main feature of this movie is that it goes backwards. Which means that the scene that follows is actually the incident which happens prior to the current situation. This is quite demanding for the viewer, and a result, requires repeat viewings. Though I can can see how this put some viewers off, I find "Memento" to be one of…
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…
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Great conceit which keeps you engaged from start to finish. Like undoing a jigsaw but a lot more enjoyable.
With the climax of the film being shown at the start, it does a good job in adding extra layers throughout.
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Task 7: A film featuring a non-linear timeline
Memento is Christopher Nolan's finest work and it boggles my mind that I hadn't seen it until today. The script is so wonderfully mysterious and intriguing as it moves backwards in time. Starting with the finale of the film, we then see how the character came to murder an undercover police officer. The movie twists and turns and blows your brain apart in a way that no movie has been able to in a very long time. Nolan may be kind of a D-Bag, but man does he ever know how to make a damn good movie.
A artistic masterpiece.
The film that catapulted Christopher Nolan's career (and that of Jonathon Nolan as well) and it's easy to see why.
A unique story, presented in a unique way, with tons of hidden foreshadowing.
While the nature of the story makes it lack replay value, I've still seen the movie a few dozen times, it's just that well made.
No soy un fanático de las películas con un argumento caótico y muy complicado de seguir (que incluso invite a volver a ver el film). Pero aun así, disfruté bastante de “Origen” (RESEÑA: letterboxd.com/deusismo/film/inception/ ), aunque no atase varios cabos sueltos del hilo argumental.
Decidí entonces, ver “Memento”. Tras la genial experiencia con el film de DiCaprio, me esperaba que Nolan me volviera a enamorar con una historia enrevesada. Pero… no lo ha conseguido esta vez.
“Memento” es un complejo lio que desorienta a cualquier que no esté lo suficientemente avispado. Y en mi caso, simplemente, no pude disfrutar de este caos, que me pareció flojo y poco atrapante.
Aun así, las actuaciones son excelentes y la idea en general es muy buena, pero conmigo no ha funcionado del todo...
Lástima. A lo mejor la veo otro día con más calma y menos sueño (la vi a las 4 A.M).
PUNTUACIÓN FINAL: 6,7/10.
My favorite film of all time.
For me this movie is just brilliant, from the acting to the intriguing story line and the fantastic structure, its all so GOOD. What really does it for me however is the direction in this movie, the way Nolan places the viewer in the same state of confusion as Leonard really tops off this movie. I find Memento enjoyable every time round, especially putting together perhaps another piece of the puzzle that i may have missed in the previous viewing is incredibly satisfying.
Overall Nolan's Memento is a look at breathtaking storytelling littered with many tricks and turns that truly keep you guessing. I assure you this film will stick in your head long after viewing.
Un racconto que te vuela la peluca.
De las mejores de Nolan.
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Memento is a film that's so original and so well crafted and it's one of my favorite movies of all time.
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