All Movies Need To Be In Chorological Order In Memento By Christopher Nolan

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Title In Christopher Nolans Memento, Nolan shows how not all movies need to be in chorological order. Typically a viewer is used to a movie that is told in order from beginning to end. As for Memento it is told in reverse form, which adds interesting aspects to the movie. Leonard suffers from a blow to a head while helping his wife from a brutal sexual attack that occurred in their home that lead to her death. Leonard only remembers what had happened before the attack. His memory lasts only 15 minutes and then goes back to the last thing he remembered before the attack. Throughout the movie he starts to piece back evidence before he loses new memories. He uses various elements to help him remember what he did before he loses his new memories to try and figure out who killed his wife. The narration in…show more content…
Through out the film, reverse order makes the audience engage more into the movie due to the intensity Memento brings into understanding what is occurring in the scenes. For example, According to “Looking At Movies” by Richard Barsam states, “…plot order can be manipulate so that events are presented in nonchronological sequences that emphasize importance or meaning or that establish desired expectations in audiences” (146). The story does not follow an order that the audience is used to. For example, the movie started with Leonard taking a picture with his Polaroid camera. It confuses the viewers because Leonard takes the picture and puts the picture back into the camera in a reverse manner. This tells the viewer what is expected in the film. The fact that the movie is told in reverse order makes the viewer think a little more. Another example is that through out the movie one may think that Teddy is the bad guy who killed Leonards’ wife. We expect that Leonard is going to kill this guy eventually, but throughout the movie it comes to the point where he is a

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