It has been so long since there has been a film that actually manages to trick you every time you watch it. "Memento" is a film that most certainly calls for multiple viewings...and every time you are just as much on the edge of your seat as the first time. "Memento" takes the viewers into the tormented mind of a man who can no longer form any new memories. As well as this burden, Leonard Shelby is trying to avenge the death of his wife. The beauty of this film is that you actually experience Leonard's frustration as the film runs basically from end to start. This is the type of film that should be made more often: one where the audience actually feels something during it. Most movies these days are equipped with big name stars and floppy scripts however "Memento" is as sharp as a kitchen knife. The script was written by the director and was based on a short story written by the director's brother. It is always a pleasure to view a film that has been written and directed by the same person - it proves that the director has a very strong grasp on the subject matter. As a script, it is just as good as the film. As you read this script you are able to see the creative forces that have fueled the mind of Christopher Nolan - the director. Any film script or film that requires a second look is definitely value for money and value for your senses. Unfortunately there are many second rate scripts out there but "Memento" is not one of them. Read it and see for your self. You will not forget this book...even you are Leonard Shelby.
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