Memento

Memento

DVD - 2001
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An intricate crime story about a man who has lost his short term memory due to a rare brain disorder. Now he is out to catch his wife's murderer, whose identity he cannot ever know for sure. The more he tries to figure out what is true and real, the more he sinks deeper into a multi-layered abyss of uncertainty and surprises.
Publisher: Montréal, PQ : Alliance Atlantis, 2001.
Branch Call Number: DVD FILM MEM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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firefly5
Oct 28, 2017

Are we supposed to believe this fellow remembered something long enough to get to a tattoo artist and have it tattooed onto his body? Too silly!!!

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

The first time you watch this movie its great. Its not as good the second time, but is still a great movie.

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BaleHead
Sep 01, 2017

Wow... this film is truly something else! Memento demands multiple viewings in order to fully appreciate the unique and original structure and narrative. Love how Christopher Nolan challenges us intellectually and makes us become an active participant even though we feel disoriented because of the non-linear structure. Makes us feel like we have Leonard's condition.

triptophan May 31, 2017

Memento is a good crime story. The main character has short term memory loss and can't remember things. The only thing he can remember is the day his wife was killed. And, he wants to find out who did it. The movie goes back and forth while it repeats itself in certain parts. Overall, the ending is a shock and I highly recommend this movie for its suspense!

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posie12
Mar 25, 2017

Questions.. Boy I'd like to run this movie backwards to see if I could fill in the pieces.

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JihadiConservative
Dec 03, 2016

An incredible, mind numbing experience from the brilliant director Christopher Nolan. This movie is on par with the Dark Knight and Inception. Excellent directing.

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kfhoz
Sep 02, 2016

A mind-expanding film, you try to follow the puzzles.

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Fionaenzo
Feb 16, 2016

the body tattoos for reminder notes was a little too much.

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rswcove
Aug 01, 2015

It's very clever and I loved it until the end, but the end doesn't hold to together- the twist violates the movie's own establish logic. And so it fails. I finished and felt cheated. This is stylistic artifice that falls flat, like a juggler who drops the plates on the last throw. And without the artifice there is nothing there. The characters are pretty universally unlikable. The plot systematically removed every shred of reason to care beyond learning the obvious incoming twist, and then the film maker can't keep to his own rules. Fail. But apparently I'm alone on this one. So go watch it. You'll probably love it.

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cluhowy
Apr 12, 2014

This movie was OK but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it.

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Monolith
Jan 24, 2013

Natalie (of Leonard's wife): "Tell me about her again." Leonard Shelby: "...Why?" Natalie: "Because you like to remember her." Leonard Shelby: "She was beautiful... To me she was perfect." Natalie: "No. Don't just recite the words. Close your eyes... and *remember* her." Leonard Shelby (closes eyes): "...You can just feel the details... The bits and pieces you never bothered to put into words... And you can feel these extreme moments... even if you don't want to... You put these together and you get the feel of a person... Enough to know how much you miss them... and how much you hate the person who took them away..."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"I know what that's going to sound like when I knock on it. I know what that's going to feel like when I pick it up. See? Certainties. It's the kind of memory that you take for granted."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"So you lie to yourself to be happy. There's nothing wrong with that. We all do it."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"How am I supposed to heal if I can't feel time?"

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Andreinac13
May 25, 2012

Leonard Shelby: I can't remember to forget you.

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DavidB
Sep 13, 2009

Remember Sammy Jankins.

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DavidB
Sep 13, 2009

I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning… even if I can’t remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world’s still here.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Violence: One pretty bloody scene.

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iwasthewalrus
Sep 19, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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iwasthewalrus
Sep 19, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

nadian Oct 23, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

nadian Oct 23, 2008

Sexual Content: Sexual language

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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iwasthewalrus
Sep 19, 2010

iwasthewalrus thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

nadian Oct 23, 2008

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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laustcawz Aug 16, 2012

(paraphrasing) "No, no, it's not amnesia. It's different. I remember everything up 'til the incident. I know all I knew before. I know all about myself. I just...can't remember anything new. Everything new I learn...fades. If we talk for too long, I'll forget how we started & next time I see you, I won't remember this conversation. I won't even know if we've met before."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

A man with amnesia seeks revenge for the brutal murder of his wife. He uses notes, photos, and tattoos to record information that may lead him to a suspect and ultimately the killer.

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