The Making of Memento Paperback – 6 May 2002
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The protagonist of "Memento", Leonard Shelby (played by Guy Pearce), is on a mission to find the man who murdered his wife. But Leonard suffers from a rare form of amnesia, so that in order to keep track of his life he must surround himself with written reminders, some etched on his own flesh. This guide steers the reader through the mysteries of Christopher Nolan's movie, the movie's making and its many possible meanings. James Mottram here offers a full guide to the film's complexities and answers some of the innumerable questions it provokes.
About the Author
James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood.
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A perfect companion to the 3 Disc edition of the film.
Appropriately enough, the book starts with a brief analysis and a summary of the critical response to the film, then back-tracks through promotion, post-production, music, filming, design, casting, and the writing process, ending with Johnathan Nolan's short story upon which the film was based.
Along the way we get interviews with cast and crew, a look at the critical response to the film, some of Mottram's own (very insightful) thoughts on the film, and a discussion of Memento's place within the film noir/revenge tradition.
All in all, you couldn't ask for a more in-depth making-of, or one which has a greater effect on your appreciation of the film. It's clear that Mottram has a lot of respect for Chris Nolan and Memento, and has invested this book with the same level of dedication and attention to detail that went into the film.
Now, where was I...