Views
704
Comments
0
Posted by:
Terpsfan Rebooted
|

Since this group is "The Living Dead" I figured I should probably post blogs about recent Horror/Suspense movies I liked, here is my first one on the movie Memento:

Memento, released in 2000, directed by Christopher Nolan (The Prestige, Batman Begins, Insomnia), starring Guy Pearce (The Time Machine, The Proposition).

I had seen some of Nolan's works before, and he directs very unusual, but great films (The Prestige is an example).  Memento is no different.  Memento follows Leonard (Guy Pearce) as he tries to find the man that murdered his wife.  However in an attempt to save her life, Leonard is brutally hit, and becomes unable to form new memories (after the murder).  In order to remember what he was doing, and what evidence he found, Leonard takes pictures and takes many notes (on his body as well as paper) to try and piece together what all of the clues mean.

However there is another brilliant aspect to this movie, it is filmed backwards....  What I mean is that the very last scene (chronologically) is the first scene in the movie, and the next to last scene (chronologically) follows that.  This style of film-making makes us feel as Leonard does, because we have no idea what has happened before this scene, unless we look at the notes previously taken by Leonard.  This style also leaves many suspenseful twists and cliffhangers where you will not have any idea what is happening until it is explained 20 minutes later.

Memento is an absolutely brilliant movie (may be a bit confusing the first watch through), and has many plot twists, for me, it was a 3.5/4 .

Post your comments as you wish below.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Start Your Own Blog

Start Now

Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    6606
    Comments
    680
  2. 2
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    2910
    Comments
    495
  3. 3
    Trump taking a legit run at the Bills
    Views
    2165
    Comments
    106
  4. 4
    Why the Raiders have lost 111 of 160 games
    Views
    5241
    Comments
    66
  5. 5
    Bruins can't count on shut-down D
    Views
    1420
    Comments
    59

SI.com

SI Photos