Memento (film)

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Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and produced by Suzanne and Jennifer Todd.wikipedia
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Christopher Nolan

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Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and produced by Suzanne and Jennifer Todd.
Nolan gained international recognition with his second feature, Memento (2000), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Guy Pearce

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Guy Pearce stars as a man who, as a result of a past trauma, has anterograde amnesia (the inability to form new memories) and has short-term memory loss approximately every fifteen minutes. Other considered actors included Aaron Eckhart (who would later work with Nolan on The Dark Knight) and Thomas Jane, but the role went to Guy Pearce, who impressed Nolan the most.
He is known for having starred in the role of Mike Young in the Australian television series Neighbours and in films such as The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), L.A. Confidential (1997), Ravenous (1999), Memento (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), The Road (2009), The King's Speech (2010), 33 Postcards (2011), Prometheus (2012), and Iron Man 3 (2013).

Jennifer Todd

Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and produced by Suzanne and Jennifer Todd.
Her credits include the three Austin Powers films, Boiler Room, Prime, Must Love Dogs, and Memento, for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for producing.

Carrie-Anne Moss

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After being impressed by Carrie-Anne Moss' performance as Trinity in the 1999 science fiction film The Matrix, Jennifer Todd suggested her for the part of Natalie.
She has starred in Memento (2000), Red Planet (2000), Chocolat (2000), Fido (2006), Snow Cake (2006), Disturbia (2007), Unthinkable (2010), Silent Hill: Revelation (2012), and Pompeii (2014).

Stephen Tobolowsky

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Stephen Tobolowsky and Harriet Sansom Harris play Sammy Jankis and his wife, respectively.
He is known for film roles such as annoying insurance agent Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day and amnesiac Sammy Jankis in Memento, as well as such television characters as Commissioner Hugo Jarry (Deadwood), Bob Bishop (Heroes), Sandy Ryerson (Glee), Stu Beggs (Californication and White Famous), and Action Jack Barker (Silicon Valley).

Jonathan Nolan

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The film's script was based on a pitch by Jonathan Nolan, who later wrote the story "Memento Mori" from the concept.
Nolan has collaborated on several films with his brother, director Christopher Nolan, who adapted Jonathan's short story "Memento Mori" into the neo-noir thriller film Memento (2000).

Mark Boone Junior

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Mark Boone Junior landed the role of Burt, the motel clerk, because Jennifer Todd liked his "look and attitude" for the part (as a result he has re-appeared in minor roles in other productions by Nolan).
Mark Boone Junior (born Mark Heidrich; March 17, 1955) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Bobby Munson in FX's Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014) and in Christopher Nolan's Memento (2000) and Batman Begins (2005).

Memento Mori (short story)

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The film's script was based on a pitch by Jonathan Nolan, who later wrote the story "Memento Mori" from the concept.
It was the basis for the film Memento directed by his brother Christopher Nolan.

Joe Pantoliano

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Moss suggested her co-star from The Matrix, Joe Pantoliano.
Other roles include Caesar in Bound, Cypher in The Matrix, Teddy in Memento, Captain Conrad Howard in the Bad Boys franchise, and Ralph Cifaretto during seasons 3–4 of The Sopranos.

Harriet Sansom Harris

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Stephen Tobolowsky and Harriet Sansom Harris play Sammy Jankis and his wife, respectively.
In addition to television and theater, she has made various film appearances, including Memento, Addams Family Values, Nurse Betty and Phantom Thread.

Reverse chronology

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The color ones, though shown forward (except for the very first one, which is shown in reverse), are ordered in reverse.
For example, Memento features a man with anterograde amnesia, meaning he is unable to form new memories.

Aaron Ryder

In July 1997, Christopher Nolan's girlfriend (later wife) Emma Thomas showed his screenplay to Aaron Ryder, an executive for Newmarket Films.
He is best known for producing Memento (2000), Donnie Darko (2001), The Prestige (2006), House at the End of the Street (2012), Transcendence (2014), The Founder (2016) and Arrival (2016), which earned him Academy Award for Best Picture nomination with Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and David Linde.

Newmarket Films

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In July 1997, Christopher Nolan's girlfriend (later wife) Emma Thomas showed his screenplay to Aaron Ryder, an executive for Newmarket Films.
The company produced such films as The Mexican, Cruel Intentions, and the Christopher Nolan films The Prestige and Memento.

Larry Holden

Laurence Henry "Larry" Holden (May 15, 1961 – February 13, 2011) was an actor best known for his roles in several of Christopher Nolan's films, including Batman Begins as Finch, Memento as Jimmy and Insomnia as Farrell.

Callum Keith Rennie

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After a role in David Cronenberg's eXistenZ (1999), his first international success on the big screen was his appearance as the thug Dodd in Christopher Nolan's Memento (2000).

David Julyan

David Julyan composed the film's synthesized score.
He has composed the scores to several Christopher Nolan films including Following, Memento, Insomnia and The Prestige, a collaboration that began with the short film Larceny.

Jorja Fox

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Fox has appeared in the films Velocity Trap and Food for the Heart and she also briefly appeared in Memento, where she played Guy Pearce's wife.

Nonlinear narrative

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It was acclaimed by critics, who praised its nonlinear narrative structure and motifs of memory, perception, grief, and self-deception, and earned $39.7 million over a $4.5 million budget.
In the years leading into and the beginning of the 21st century, some filmmakers have returned to the use of nonlinear narrative repeatedly, including Steven Soderbergh in Schizopolis (1996), Out of Sight (1998), The Limey (1999), Full Frontal (2002), Solaris (2002), and Che (2008); and Christopher Nolan in Following (1998), Memento (2000), Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and Dunkirk (2017).

National Film Registry

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Memento was considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the US Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2017, the first narrative feature of the 2000s to be honored.

The Dark Knight (film)

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Other considered actors included Aaron Eckhart (who would later work with Nolan on The Dark Knight) and Thomas Jane, but the role went to Guy Pearce, who impressed Nolan the most.

Deauville American Film Festival

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It premiered at the 2000 Venice Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation, and afterwards played at Deauville American Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Psychological thriller

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Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and produced by Suzanne and Jennifer Todd.

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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It received numerous accolades, including Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing.

Burbank, California

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Scenes in Sammy Jankis' house were shot in a suburban home close to Pasadena, while Natalie's house was located in Burbank.
San Fernando Blvd. doubled for San Diego in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) while much of Christopher Nolan's Memento was shot in and around Burbank with scenes on Burbank Blvd., at the Blue Room (a local bar also featured in the 1994 Michael Mann feature Heat), the tattoo parlor, as well as the character Natalie's home.

Academy Award for Best Film Editing

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It received numerous accolades, including Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing.