All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
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…
I'm all for Criterion picking up the Blu-ray rights to Memento, because that means there's a good chance I can see the chronological version in HD. That would be pretty....pretty....pretty...pretty cool.
No es tan sencillo como «una película contada al revés». Es mucho más que eso. Tiene una estructura clara desde un punto de vista de evolución del personaje y de clímax pero a dos niveles (el cronológico y el de la escaleta de la película). Establece tan bien las reglas que el espectador va colocando las piezas de la historia en su sitio, pero en ese segundo nivel, el de la escaleta, todo está medido para tener los altos y bajos emocionales típicos de una ficción. Es hábil trasladando hitos, como convertir lo que sería el primer punto de giro en el clímax; no es sólo "darle la vuelta".
Era un planteamiento potente pero podría haber sido desastroso en la…
You'll watch this again, and again, and again, and again.
It takes awhile for you to get used to style of this film but once it picks up and you figure out some people have been lying about their identity, boy is it a ride.
This movie is exactly like a puzzle. The story line isn't linear - instead, it unfolds in fragments. Every scene is a puzzle piece that slowly, very slowly - reveals a little piece of the picture. This was very interesting, my only problem with it is that it tended to be dragging. I couldn't focus exclusively on the screen.
Pas tout compris...
Krasser Film. Zwischendurch muss man mal kurz innehalten um die Gedanken wieder zu sortieren.
Am Ende irgendwie traurig und ernüchternd.
A story of short-memory man who in this kind of situation of thriller.
Which make the audiences to be so frustrating but happy in the end.
This is invention thriller, dame it.
I have finally been enlightened.
I really want to see more films directed like this. It also has an amazing story. This really is something special.
Leonard Shelby(Guy Pearce) is a man with a problem. He can't make any new memories, so when he meets or sees someone, he must take a memento. Otherwise he can't remember. But he must track down the man who raped and killed his wife. The man who gave him this condition.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
For five years, film critic Scott Tobias compiled "The New Cult Canon" in a regular column for The A.V. Club…