Is talk about movies. One of the movies that always manages to come up is Memento. It was directed by Christopher Nolan, who is a man that more people need to know more about. He not only directs, but writes some of the greatest cerebral movies of our time. To be alive with him right now is to be alive with one of the greatest minds in the entertainment business. If you’re unaware of his works, they include the Dark Knight Trilogy, The Prestige, Inception and Insomnia. Let that sink in. Feels good doesn’t it? If you haven’t seen one of those movies, you should question your life up to this point. I think that should suffice for the Nolan power hour, The real reason I’m writing this is to tell all you kind people a synopsis of one of the littler known movies on the list, and consequently one of my favorites, Memento.
Memento was released in 2000 starring the always talented Joe Pantoliano and the ever handsome Guy Pearce. This movie doesn’t suffer from that Benjamin Button syndrome, though it does begin with the end. It opens with the final scene of the movie, although with no back story it is impossible to actually know that. We only begin to understand how the story will be told as we get introduced to Guy Pearce’s dope ass character. This guy just gets to literally lives his life going town to town murdering dudes he truly believes to have killed his wife; and, and, and, he has a cop for help! Joe Pantoliano, who believes he deserves justice, just helps this guy murder people, as long as the person matches the details in the police files. He gets to avenge his wife, and succeed, forever. You see, Guy Pearce suffers from a condition. This condition is he has lost the ability to make new memories. He can remember everything up to the accident, but can not remember anything for more than a few minutes. After a conversation he will nearly instantly forget it, the whole conversation, the person, the reason for coming, everything. With this condition he is forced into using Polaroid pictures with personal notes in order to function inside of the puzzle he created for himself to live in. Oh and Carrie-Anne Moss is in it, Trinity from the matrix, so it’s got that going for it. Which is nice.
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