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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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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.…
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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…
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…
La vi hace tiempo, pero se me había olvidado. Qué cosas.
Could not get through this film without talking about theories.
Loved the flow of the narrative.
I'm not a big fan of Christopher Nolan but his early work was phenomenal. This is his best film by far. To me, it wasn't confusing besides the ending but after a few watches, you will definitely understand everything in this movie. How it is told backwards I think takes a lot of effort as a screenwriter with getting the plot correct with no flaws. To me, I feel Nolan will never make another Memento even though he has made a few good films recently. I just think that his days as a low budget filmmaker with no special effects, big sets, and expensive props are over. Overall, this film is amazing and I think it is the best film of the 2000's.
try to watch it backwards
Still Nolan's best film, but it's still no masterpiece. Fifteen years later, the set-up does seem more of gimmick than my teenage self wanted to believe. But I'll tell myself a lie here and there just so I can enjoy this again (see what I did there?).
Incredible. This movie is incredible. The story is told in such a fashion that if you're watching for the first time, you will be pretty clueless until there's about 15 minutes left. The entire movie you will be trying to formulate what you think might happen, but Nolan is able to keep just enough information out of your grasp at all times to where you just have to keep watching. I loved the way we were able to piece the movie together with stuff we see in the first scene to the very end. It all fits together. I also love the dialogue of how Pearce, who was excellent, talks to himself or talks on the phone about his whole…
I've recently learned I appreciate psychological thrillers, and Memento is definitely how you do one. It's a complex mystery that grows darker and more mysterious with each layer that gets peeled off, and the questions don't stop right up until the very end. The twists are as many as they are surprising, and the ambiguous ending left me both confused and shocked.
While the idea of a story told in reverse seems like it would be hard to follow, Memento makes sure that you never get lost along the narrative's path. It's a unique concept executed pretty well, and that's more than enough to entertain me.
...also Guy Pearce waltzing around in nothing but boxer shorts for like half the movie.
A particular trend exists in Hollywood. An indie director makes a few acclaimed films, but the movies do not attract a mainstream audience. Hollywood then sees the potential in this director, and snatches him or her up to direct some big studio features. Then, and only then, does the director enter into mainstream conversation. Memento was that acclaimed indie film for Christopher Nolan. Without Memento, we never would have been blessed with The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, or any of Nolan’s movies since. Given that, and the fact that many still rank Memento as one of Nolan’s best, I expected excellence. I expected too much.
Memento tells the story of Leonard (Guy Pearce), a man who used to investigate insurance…
una idea brillante llevada brillantemente a la realidad. además, con mucho humor (sobre todo cortesía de john pantoliano, actor sin miedo), cosa rara en eso que hoy conocemos como "christopher nolan".
después de verla varias veces, sólo le quitaría una cosa. está bastante al principio de la trama (o sea, al final de la historia). es un diálogo entre leonard y burt, el recepcionista del motel. va así:
i have this condition. i can't make any new memories. next time i see you i'm not gonna remember this conversation [...]
that must suck. it's all backwards. maybe you get an idea what you wanna do next but you don't remember what you just did.
por supuesto que una…
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