|Point blank in the head a man shoots another. In flashbacks, each one earlier in time than what we've just seen, the two men's past unfolds. Leonard, as a result of a blow to the head during an assault on his wife, has no short-term memory. He's looking for his wife's killer, compensating for his disability by taking Polaroids, annotating them, and tattooing important facts on his body. We meet the loquacious Teddy and the seductive Natalie (a barmaid who promises to help), and we glimpse Leonard's wife through memories from before the assault. Leonard also talks about Sammy Jankis, a man he knew with a similar condition. Has Leonard found the killer What's going onSystem Requirements:Run Time: 113 minutesFormat: BLU-RAY DISC|
"A gripping, utterly unexpected noir... Jeff Giles, Newsweek
"A Masterpiece! Mike D'Angelo, Time Out
Editor's NoteMEMENTO, the second feature by writer-director Christopher Nolan (FOLLOWING), is an intricately constructed film noir that masterfully inverts time to comment on the foggy relationship between memory and truth. MEMENTO tells the story of Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), a former insurance investigator who witnesses a brutal attack on his wife. Knocked unconscious, Leonard wakes up with a rare brain condition--he no longer possesses short-term memory. He can remember his name and all the details of his past, but he can no longer make new memories. Armed with a careful system of remembering details (he compulsively snaps Polaroids and scribbles notes, then tattoos the important facts directly onto his body), the distraught Leonard goes on a manhunt to avenge his wife's death. To illustrate the unique and frightening state of the protagonist's mind (he cannot remember what happened even seconds before), Nolan takes a brilliantly successful risk in telling the story backwards. The film begins with Leonard killing the man he's looking for. From there MEMENTO unravels a compellingly disconcerting trail back to the start. As the layers of the story are peeled back scene by scene, Leonard's involvement with two enigmatic "friends"--who both claim to be helping him--complicates the mystery.Based on a short story by the director's brother, Jonathan Nolan, MEMENTO is an incredibly original film that is so wonderfully puzzling and eerily ambiguous that it will surely warrant repeated viewings.
Cast & Crew
|Mark Boone Junior|
|Christopher Nolan - Director|
|Christopher Nolan - Screenplay|
|David Julyan, et. al. - Original Music By|
|Dody Dorn - Editor|
|Jennifer Todd, et. al. - Producer|
|Wally Pfister - Cinematographer|
Customer Reviews of Memento (Blu-ray)
Memento was just mind blowing. I actually watched this movie for the first time in the Blu-ray. I can not understand why I waited this long to watch it. The concept was out of the world. Though It was very hard to follow at some places (It is CN's movie so will need to use most of our brain). Overall, a fantastic movie.
good movie and and the disk was brand new.I got it free for some points here so o complaints.Shipping was fast too.
Pretty Good Transfer to Blu Ray9/25/2007
Pretty good transfer to Blu Ray. A movie that you have to watch more than once due to the reverse nature of the movie. Extras were a bit of a yawn, but the movie is plenty entertaining.