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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.…
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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…
"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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"You think I just want another puzzle to solve? Another John G. to look for? You're John G. So you can be my John G. Do I lie to myself to be happy? In your case, Teddy, yes I will."
Posiblemente de los mejores guiones y montajes de la historía del cine.
Pero como la caga, la sigue cagando y la vuelve a cagar Guy Pearce. De hecho le pondría tres estrellas por todo lo que la caga este proyecto de actor. Pero hago fuerza en comprender que es un daño colateral y van las 4. Incluso si la protagonizara una opción obvia (lease John Cusack o Johnny Depp) irían las 5 estrellas de una.
i hope no one ever asks me to explain this movie to them
Memory is treachery.
I'll probably come back to this movie someday with something more substantial to say.
That is, if I ever do regain faith in my own memory.
I might've liked it more, but I didn't expect it to be as downbeat as it is. If I had watched it at a time where I was in the mood for that, I might really enjoy it. But it's just not what I was looking for at the moment I watched it.
The thing I appreciate most about Nolan's films is that when you take a step back, you realize that what they really are is cinematic experiments. But the reason nobody refers to them that way is because the experimental element is blended so well with good drama that they become something else entirely. It's fun to have seen Nolan's bigger films beforehand, because though his budget has gotten bigger over the years, his ideas haven't suffered any for it. And as in Memento, his ideas and themes are so pervasive that it's simply riveting.
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really still like this film whole lot!
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