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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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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…
I believe I mentioned in my original review, that this is the film that introduced me to Nolan. I've been a fan ever since.
Memento is several things. It's a mystery, a thriller, a mind fuck, but I think it's best described simply as modern noir. The Main character Leonard has a condition that causes him to have no short term memory. He uses notes and tattoos his body to try and piece together the events that led to his injury and who is responsible. This proves no easy task, and has many twists and turns. Guy Pearce is perfect in this role, as it really makes you see how bad it would suck to have his condition. The atmosphere…
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"We all lie to ourselves to be happy."
It's easy to dismiss Christopher Nolan's Memento for it's non-linear narrative and call it confusing at times, but honestly, this is one of the finest neo-noir films of the twentieth century and is all around just a damn good film. Guy Pearce plays Leonard Shelby, a man with anterograde amnesia after being attacked by men who raped and murdered his wife. Leonard can remember everything before the attack, but after it, he has the difficulty of making new memories of things. He takes to writing notes, which he in turns tattoos on his body and taking pictures with his Poloroid camera with information on…
After the awful experience I had rewatching Inception (review is here ) I felt the need to see if I still liked Memento.
I did. I even liked it better.
The argument surrounding this film will always be about the necessity of the shape it is moulded in. Does it need the topsy turvy narrative? Well, no. But it is marvellous to behold anyway.
The story in itself is rather simple and that's the main reason why the reversed chronology works. The drive the main character has is obvious and easy to relate to, which places us directly beside him, involving us in his quest.
The slow unravelling of the plot is fantastic in any order. It is just very…
My favorite Christopher Nolan film
If you can't make memories, at what point do you become a different person?
Not as good as I remember... I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere.
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Like most of Nolan's films, this one suffers under re-watching. Gimmicky and conventional.
"Memento" is an intelligent, original, well-written, enthralling, and conveniently, exceptionally memorable thriller. Guy Pearce delivers a brilliantly subtle performance as "Leonard Shelby." The film also possesses excellent performances by Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano. Christopher Nolan is easily one of the best modern filmmakers today, and "Memento" is another glorious achievement within his spectacular filmography.
Letter Grade: A+
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