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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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Christopher Nolan's Memento is truly a rare and exceptional achievement in modern film making in that it manages to be new, fresh and exciting without ever tiring its audience out -- unless you're walking into this film without the desire to participate and actively analyze the mysterious details.
Memento is an old-fashioned noir-type mystery thriller with an intriguing, ingenious twist: outfitting the entire film with a style that mirrors the protagonist's own mental condition while giving the poor viewer(s) his own perspective as well. It is masterfully filmed and edited in such a way that it is chronologically presented backwards (with two initially separate, parallel storylines -- the main one, shot in color, is the chronologically-backwards story with scenes that…
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.…
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…
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 have a theory that lots of people love Memento because they feel like they're supposed to, because it's unusual, it's told in backwards chronology, it's artistic. Maybe I'm being unfair, but Memento does establish a certain standard of uniqueness that has set the bar pretty high for subsequent "arty" features. It's very cerebral. The best thing that Guy Pearce does during this movie is to undersell it. As a guy without short term memory, the only motivation he can have is from what's immediately available in front of him. Emotion is secondary. Just like us, he has to piece together his story from what he can see--which is why playing it backwards is so brilliant. We don't really know everything that led us to this point, we just know what happens. No memory, no puzzle pieces fitting together, no natural cause-effect path leading us to the anticipated ending. Clever. And frustrating. Just like any good puzzle should be.
I CAN'T STOP WATCHING THIS MOVIE
A clever and original film by the incredible Christopher Nolan.
This is the third time I've seen this movie and it's still fucking me up.
Christopher Nolan took merely 15 years to reach the status of a god of filmmaking. Somehow, whenever he makes a movie, it immediately earns wide acclaim among fanboys and nerds, who refuse to even consider the possibility that he might be less than perfect, and they manage that with quite a religious zeal. Don't get me wrong, I like every single one of Nolan's movies, some more than others, but I wouldn't go so far as to include every single one of those in a list of my top 250 movies of all time (only "Insomnia" and "Following" are somehow missing on IMDB's top 250 for some reason).
It has been quite a while since I first saw "Memento" almost…
I woke up. An anonymous room. There was this little note: MIND FUCK
Una de mis peliculas favoritas.
todo un ejercicio de originalidad en el que nos metemos en la mente de un personaje con una amnesia muy curiosa.
Nos sentimos fascinados ante cada minuto de esta película.
Prepare to have your mind well and truly fucked
Nolan once again proves why he is a fantastic director. Memento is a genuine masterpiece backed by a brilliant screenplay and an incredible performance.
Nolan's best film in my opinion. The two timelines in the movie (one being color, the other being black and white) come together at the end so perfectly you barely notice. It will keep you second guessing yourself even after you've seen it multiple times. It's my favorite movie of all time.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!