Movie Night: Memento

Being a HUGE fan of all movies by Christopher Nolan (I've literally seen every single one of his movies), I found myself turning to watch Memento this past week. In my humble opinion, this movie is one of the most brilliantly told stories.
Centered around a brain-damaged man, Leonard Shelby, who suffers from a form of amnesia where he is unable to create new memories after being struck by a burglar who raped and killed his wife. He is out for revenge, despite his inability to remember any new leads he finds (Can you tell I like movies about vengeance? Old Boy, Kill Bill, and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for example). The movie is told in a non-linear format with a neo-noir feel. When I first watched it, I felt like it started from the end and worked backwards. However there are also segments of the movie that are in black and white and I realized later that those were scenes of the beginning of the story working forwards. There is a part in the middle where the black and white scenes meets the colored sequence and that's when I realized the brilliance of the story-telling - the movie starts at both the beginning and the end and the "resolution" of the story is really the middle of the story. Confused? You have no idea.
To get a full understanding of the movie, you have to watch it at least twice. I think the acting is very solid but combined with the originality of the plot and the superb way the story is presented, I think this movie will go down in history as one of the greatest films ever made.
Definitely check it out.

16 comments

  1. bought this one as a present but have never watched it mysef. I think I should do so :)

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    bianca
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  2. OMG I remember watching Memento when it first came out. I was obsessed. I agree that watching it twice helps with understanding it more. =)
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    nancy

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  3. Thx for the synopsis. Sounds pretty good. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Just let me know so I can follow back. Thank you.
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    Lenya
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  4. Ooh I haven't watched in this ages, you have reminded me how much I like it. Feel a film night coming on for me too!

    Belle x
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  5. great review!:) I haven't seen this movie yet! thanks for the tip!♥;)

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  6. i am not familiar with the movie deborah but i will suggest it to my boyfriend next time we look for a movie to watch for our indoor date night . at first glance i thought the guy on the picture was paul walker. was very sad to found out about his recent passing :( esp since he was on a charity for our country before he passed away.

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  7. Ooh, I've never heard of this but sounds good. Thanks for the tip and great review!

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  8. i LOVE christopher nolan! memento is one of my favorite films. reading this review makes me want to watch it all over again!

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  9. I also watched it twice,you just get too shocked at the end of the movie.I was like 'wtf happened?' hehe.Nice review girl
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  10. I've never seen this one, sounds like something my boyfriend would love!

    AddictedtoOPI

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  11. Never heard about it! seems so interesting!
    ciao

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  12. I really love him!!!

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  13. never watch this as i'm more of a romantic comedy kinda person. i like movies with happy ending and put a smile on my face.

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  14. I loved the post AND the movie! My bf recommended me the movie, I thought it would be boring, but I was surprised that I LOVED it! Hahaha!

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  15. i also watch this movie twice..! this is so amazing movie :) :)

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