Momento Critical Essay

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  • Topic: Narrative, Anterograde amnesia, Memento
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Memento Memento is a very confusing movie if watched for the first time. It even starts off confusing at the very beginning. The way the movie is sequence will most likely have you watching it over again to find out how it was sequence if you’re that interested, but if you watch the movie for a minute you will catch on to what’s going on, but the next scene is not predictable because the movie is kind of like a puzzle where you have to match the pieces in your head. In the beginning of the movie they start you of at the beginning of the movie where the setting seems to take place at an abandon ware house where Leonard is face to face with his wife killer and then it rewinds back using a glancing rhythm to him waking up in a hotel, kind of a flash forward. In this movie they use a lot of flash forward and flash backs to tell this story in order to confuse the viewers, trying to make the viewers seem confused like the character and that’s why they use objects in this movie to lead you to predict what’s going to happen then the movie jumps somewhere else. In the Memento every now and then it shows Leonard in the hotel in this black and white frame that might be use to either get the viewers more focused on the character and can also be to see the characters point of view on things throughout the movie and the black and white might be a motif throughout the movie. In the movie exposition starts right away in the movie starting with the hotel employee Bert, then teddy, Natalie and her boyfriend Jimmy, a drug dealer named Dodd and Sammy Jankis and his wife and as the story goes along it moves backwards and forward and takes parallel cuts between the colored action scene to a black and white kind of narrative or his point of view scene. Leonard suffers from Anterograde amnesia which causes him to...
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