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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 21st June 2008 - 27th June 2008

Memento (2000)

Genre - Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller

Cast - Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

Whats It About - A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.

Why You Should Watch It - Apart from an interesting plot, what is brilliant about this movie is the execution by the director and the choice of narration for his story. Memento" mines this psychological terrain, using non-linear film narrative to mirror Leonard's own effort to interpret the random pieces of evidence he hoards. The murder, rewound in the opening frames, we discover, is logically the endpoint of Leonard's story. What we learn comes from a point earlier in time, a few moments and a few sentences prior to what we've already been shown. As Leonard's story unfolds, the meaning of events changes. Allies, enemies, victims, victimizers swap place almost kaleidoscopically.

It simply blew me away and chances are it will blow you too. This is one of those very rare movies which kind of makes you think a long long time even after you have finished the movie.

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