As part of the launch for this new podcast, I wanted to start with the Christopher Nolan film Memento, which is special to me in that not only does it have a great story, which by now feels like an understatement regarding its writer/director Christopher Nolan, who's never shied away from delivering a great film. Memento is a mystery about Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), a man searching for the man who raped and murdered his wife.
On the surface, it's pretty much a simple plot that has been overdone in many forms of film noir. However, in Memento's case, the twist element comes from the fact that Leonard suffers from short-term memory loss, and because of this condition, he can't process new memories. He doesn't have amnesia. Instead, Leonard remembers everything up to the moment of the accident, including his wife's death, but that's essentially it. Leonard's journey is a journey of deception, self-deception, and an inherent manipulation he is often subjected to based on the people he surrounds himself with who know how they can use his condition and the disciplines he uses t navigate it to their advantage.
Memento is a great film I've wanted to make a review and express my personal thoughts for a long time because when it comes to any Christopher Nolan film, there is always something to talk about and even more, long after you illustrated your own perspective on it. I hope for those of you who are new to my channel as well as this podcast that you find much enjoyment from this review and help me in my goal to help this channel grow into something I can share with anyone eager to learn more about film and the passion I hold for it.
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