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journal on ch.9 - memories To cope with his condition he...

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Ying Li Film 100 Prof. Kashani Oct. 20, 2008 Journal on Chapter 9 Recently, I had a chance of watching a movie Momento (2001), which I had been longing for a while. Before watching it by myself, I heard a lot about the story and unique format of this movie, which made me want it more. The story is quiet interesting. Leonard Shelby, played by Guy Pearce, a former insurance fraud investigator searching for the man he believes raped and killed his wife during a burglary. Leonard suffers from anterograde amnesia, which he contracted from severe head trauma during the attack on his wife. This renders his brain unable to store new
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Unformatted text preview: memories. To cope with his condition, he maintains a system of notes, photographs, and tattoos to record information about himself and others, including his wife's killer. He is aided in his investigation by) and Natalie, neither of whom he can trust. At beginning, I felt the story is so disorder that I got confused somehow. However, as I continued, I gradually understood the method employed by director. The black and white sections are told in chronological order while the colorful scenes were displayed reverse chronological order. The format is quite unique for me....
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  • Spring '08
  • Amitage
  • Leonard Shelby, anterograde amnesia, chronological order, severe head trauma, insurance fraud investigator

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