#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line moves forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time.
Plot: Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife’s killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he’s going, or why.
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‘Memento’ is director Christopher Nolan’s tribute to classic film noir tales of revenge and mystery. By adding a new twist to traditional conventions, Nolan is able to consume and grip the viewer throughout the entire film and for years after. The aspect that differentiates this neo-noir from its competitors today is its jumbled and complex narrative which continually moves backwards in time. The viewers first see the main character complete his revenge murder (a triumphant scene we usually associate with the ending of film noirs). We then begin to see events unfold backwards and the reason for this becomes clear.
Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) and his wife are attacked in their home. His wife is murdered but Guy Pearce is left with a brain condition that disables him from creating anymore short-term memory. Constantly being reminded of the horror of the situation, he is relentlessly spurred on to get his revenge on his wife’s killer. As the viewer progresses through the film, they begin to feel more and more like Lenny. The audience have no idea of what has happened prior to the scene currently showing and so we are left feeling the same confusion as our protagonist. To cope with his condition, he maintains a system of notes, photographs, and tattoos to record information about himself and others, including his wife’s killer. He is aided in his investigation by “Teddy” (Joe Pantoliano) and Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss), neither of whom he can really trust (both of the latter actors starred together in ‘The Matrix (1999)’ in which Pantoliano was not to be trusted, disorientating the informed viewer more).
The film’s events unfold in two separate, alternating narratives—one in colour, and the other in black and white. Leonard’s investigation is depicted in five-minute colour sequences that are in reverse chronological order, however, the short black and white scenes are shown in chronological order and show Leonard on the phone to a mysterious stranger having a conversation that the viewers cannot understand (these sequences are more direct references to the film noir genre that Christopher Nolan is embracing). This style of directing makes the audience completely empathise with Leonard’s situation as you never know more than he does, but also it creates huge comedic and emotional moments which rely heavily on the notion of dramatic irony.
With Nolan’s use of handheld camera work, an overtone of pink colouring, and sharp editing (the only transition effects in use are occasional fade outs) the viewer is made to feel disorientated and is therefore able to empathise more with Leonard’s character. The original idea was a short story by Nolan’s brother, Jonathan who also helped with the screenplay. The dialogue in the film is its best feature with its insightful, powerful and heart-wrenching speeches about the nature of memory. As we learn how we rely upon memory for our sense of reality, we begin to question reality itself. The idea of faith and constant references to the bible can make the entire film a metaphor for people’s faith in Christianity or any other religion at that.
Excellent. I can’t believe I’ve finally gotten around to watching all of Christopher Nolan’s films (I have ‘The Prestige’ on DVD, but have yet to see it), but it’s been well worth the wait. There are a couple of handful of English-language directors operating right now that I will make sure I watch every single film of, and Nolan has become one of those for me, and rightfully so. A very fine twist on the noir framework.
A trip into the mind
If the director of this independent film tried to make us feel really confused, like the main character, he did it wonderfully. There are only a few movies like this one, the kind of movies that makes you pay attention to every minute of it. Obviously that doesn’t work all the time, but this case is the exception. Really well directed with a wonderful photography and excellent cast. The main actors’ performances are great. We really root for the guy as we hate the ones who try to take advantage of him.
Original films like this one always stand out. Perhaps it didn’t caught much attention at first but now it is in an important position at the IMDb top 250 and that means that most the people recognize great movies when they see them.
As I said before, this movie is a little confusing because it runs backwards while the black and white scenes run in chronological order. But that wasn’t a cheap trick to make the movie more “intelectual”, it was its strength. A rare film that shouldn’t be missed.
can’t believe how much I’m still thinking the day after
So the “innovative” concept of filming out of sequence has been cliche for at least a few years now, but here’s a film that makes it work far better than its been shown in a while.
Having read the reviews and talked to others who saw it, I thought that I’d go into the movie figuring everything out right away and declaring the concept unworkable. I couldn’t be further from the truth. This movie does things to your head that are illegal in some countries. Portrayed (for all intents and purposes) backwards, it forces you to think in the same way that our lead character, Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce being more brilliant than usual) does. Suffering from a condition that renders him unable to remember anything for more than a few minutes, he is searching for the man who raped and killed his wife. Since each seen lasts no more than 15 minutes before jumping back to the what happened before that, our perceptions are shattered in the same way.
Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano (both of The Matrix) put in great performances that leave you guessing; simultaneously endearing and revolting.
Overall I left the film trying to figure out what was what, and I’m still not sure. This film noir concept shouldn’t work, but it does so wonderfully.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Mystery, Thriller
Director Christopher Nolan
Writer Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Jonathan Nolan (short story “Memento Mori”)
Actors Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 57 wins & 57 nominations.
Production Company Team Todd, I Remember Productions, Llc, Newmarket Capital Group
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision E-Series Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length 3,105 m (Sweden), 3,120 m (Finland), 3,135 m, 3,188 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman Double-X 5222, Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 500T 5279, EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm