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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.…
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…
"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…
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…
Such a good twist and again loved the death scene, says a lot about human nature and this movie does not get enough recognition 10/10
After an accident, Leonard has acquired a kind of amnesia, in which he isn’t able to retain short term memories, or even make new memories at all. Because of this, he has devised himself a system to remind himself of his purpose. Along the film, we encounter the events that eventually unfold the scene in the beginning of the film, and find the answers to Leonard’s plight.
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This is my latest adaptation for my literature class, and it's probably my favorite so far. It could just be the fascinating similarities and differences to the short story by Jonathan Nolan (of course it's his brother) called "Memento Mori." They both are ostensibly the same story, but the written version is more meditative and philosophical. Christopher Nolan's version is cinematic and popping with action. Rewatching this film for only the second time in my life, I realize one thing. I miss THIS Nolan. He was edgy, R-Rated and free to explore grittier themes.
Don't get me wrong. I would easily put myself on the list of Nolan Fanboys. I definitely love his contribution to shaping modern cinema. I love…
First of all, the movie memento was very confusing! The movie was backwards, a man named Lenard kills a man who he thinks killed his wife. He has short term memoire loss and takes pictures to remember people and places, Lenard also writes down notes to remembers facts about people and places. Lenny was a smart guy even with his memories loss over the cores of the movie we learn about what really happened he also meets a girl who uses him to kill people she’s pretty psycho.
I think the whole movie was an interesting plot and how the movie was played backwards and then sense with black and white kept it interesting. I think the movie should of had a better ending or more explanation. For example, it ended with Lennie getting his memory back and knowing what actually happened, or the movie having a short playback of the movie in the correct order.
In the beginning of the movie it was clear how great this could be. Sad how impactless the end was. Maybe, if the chronology wasn't as messed as it was could have the great finale it was supposed to have.
This one will fuck with you brain
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