Memento = cool movie

Postby Russ on Mon Apr 02, 2001 9:27 am

Tim, have you seen Memento yet? I think you'd like it a lot. Noirish mystery with unusual storytelling (protagonist has no short term memory so he depends on his notes and polaroids; and the events of the moview are shown to us in reverse chronological order, which works very effectively especially in conjunction with the main character's "condition"...). Very interesting cool movie.<P>------------------
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Postby Tim Broderick on Tue Apr 03, 2001 5:05 am

Wow, I would LOVE to see this movie.<P>Amazingly enough, this kind of thing keeps cropping up around me. This condition you're describing is exactly what happened to Bill Granger, a Chicago columnist and famous mystery author. <P>I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Granger before his stroke, but I doubt he remembers me now. The loss of his short-term memory means that he could watch the same TV show every single day for the rest of his life and it would be completely new everyday. <P>It's scary what biological twists lie ahead for us. <P>BTW, somehow I knew you'd pick the '30s communist babes. Me too <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by russ:
<B>Tim, have you seen Memento yet? I think you'd like it a lot. Noirish mystery with unusual storytelling (protagonist has no short term memory so he depends on his notes and polaroids; and the events of the moview are shown to us in reverse chronological order, which works very effectively especially in conjunction with the main character's "condition"...). Very interesting cool movie.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><P>------------------
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Postby Screwball McGoo [gDC] on Tue Apr 03, 2001 5:59 am

And there was a super cool movie with (I think Dana Carvey) about that! Blank Slate? Clean Slate? Yeah! <P>I wonder if I could these, "Obnoxisms." I don't know. It seems that with the release of "Spy Kids" I expect everything to have been done before.<P>------------------
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Postby Russ on Tue Apr 03, 2001 7:57 am

Spy Kids was filmed here in Austin. I read lots of stuff about it in our local papers. I can't decide if it sounds fun or awful... But I'm sure I won't like it as much as Memento. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>Anyway, Tim, that's interesting that you met someone with this condition (uh, except that they didn't have it when you met them. Or maybe they did and you just don't remember.) Memento talked some about the condition (anteriograde amnesia), including the effects on TV watching... if you can't remember what happened 10 minutes ago, then even dumbass sitcoms are too challenging to follow.<P>------------------
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