September 16, 2010


The Top 63 Marathon, part 37

Title: Memento
Year: 2000 (Europe), 2001 (US)
Length: 113 minutes
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan, based on a story by Jonathan Nolan
Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Music: David Julyan
Distinctions: Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing; currently #29 on the IMDb's Top 250

My reaction
Synopsis: a man with no short-term memory kills somebody
How I saw it: in the theater (I think), c. 2001; on video a couple times, most recently yesterday (rented from Netflix)
Concept: Good. Gimmicky but interesting.
Story: Good.
Characters: Indifferent.
Dialog: Good.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Good.
Acting: Good. There is room for so much more.
Music: Good.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good). It's an engaging film, although now that the novelty has worn off it's hard to see what all the fuss was about.
Objective Rating: 2.8/4 (Good).

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