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This is the story of  Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) who can’t make any new memories every time he wakes up or drifts off he was to start all over. Lenny is on a quest to find his wife’s killer by tattooing facts on his body and taking Polaroid pictures with notes. He has a system and this is where the plot of this movie thrives, in flashbacks and the underlying of story of Sammy Jankis who he meet years earlier and had a similar condition, so Lenny’s has “remember Sammy Jankis” tattooed on his hand this is the audiences first cue that this is going to get interesting. This is a lesson in how a great script, well acted scenes and well thought out staging and shot blocking can make a great film that didn’t cast 100 million dollars. I was given this film by an old friend Tom Ardavany who is an acting coach to the rich and famous and I edited a film trailer for, and from the viewpoint of an editor this movie is magic. I was and still am amazed the depth of the performances and the story driven drama. This movie is not pretentious and I don’t think anyone who was involved in this project new it would all gel into such a great movie. It may be a bit heavy for younger viewers but it’s a film that every film school student should watch and learn how to make a clever thriller without the explosions and special effects and rely on the script and acting to make a watchable and engaging film.
Memento :: movie review 2000 This is a lesson in how a great script, well acted scenes and well thought out staging and shot blocking can make a great film that didn’t cast 100 million dollars. new
Maybe I’ve became jaded as the depth of modern film making , but I found this film a repeat viewer, Meaning that I watched it twice 9 years ago and again recently.  Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano are all very believable and give solid performances, and make this film what it is . This movie was written and directed by Christopher Nolan who adapted it from a short story his brother Jonathan Nolan wrote and took the project to another level. So if you’re in the mood for a thriller or just want to view a film that challenges you to figure out the plot, not spoon feed it to you , you should check Memento.
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Memento :: movie review 2000 : 4 stars our best rating in a sea of Mediocrity


Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd
Written by Jonathan Nolan (short story), Christopher Nolan (screenplay)
Starring     Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Music by     David Julyan
Cinematography     Wally Pfister
Editing by     Dody Dorn
Distributed by     Summit Entertainment

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