Memento comes from the imperative form of "meminisse," a Latin verb that literally means "to remember." (The term memento mori, meaning "a reminder of mortality," translates as "remember that you must die.")
May 25, 2001 · Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line moves forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time. Written by Scion013
- Christopher Nolan
Mar 01, 2017 · Memento would only be half as fun with only one gimmick or the other. Instead, the backward storytelling and the frozen man make for a wonderful pair, combining into something far more redemptive ...
- mystery and thriller
Memento is sometimes spelled momento, perhaps by association with moment. The word is actually related to remember. One of its earliest meanings was “something that serves to warn.” The meaning “souvenir” is a recent development: The stone animal carvings are mementos of our trip to Victoria.
Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and produced by Suzanne and Jennifer Todd. The film's script was based on a pitch by Jonathan Nolan, who wrote the 2001 story " Memento Mori " from the concept.
Define memento. memento synonyms, memento pronunciation, memento translation, English dictionary definition of memento. n. pl. me·men·tos or me·men·toes A keepsake.
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Memento uniquely tells the story of Leonard Shelby, a man struggling with his own conscience and capabilities, and which people in his life can be trusted. Leonard and his wife were assaulted during a home invasion incident that left his wife raped and murdered, and him with anterograde amnesia.
Apr 13, 2001 · That said, "Memento" is a diabolical and absorbing experience, in which Pearce doggedly plays a low-rent Fugitive who patiently makes maps, jots notes and explains over and over that he has to talk fast because in a few minutes he'll start forgetting the conversation.
In order to combat his memory loss, a grieving man tattoos his body with clues and spends his every waking moment trying to find his wife's killer.
- Christopher Nolan
- Guy Pearce
A memory inside a memory, Memento is a complicated head spinning adventure. Leonard is determined to avenge his wife's murder. However, unable to remember anything that happens day-to-day due to a condition he sustained, short term memory loss, he has to write himself note after note that still don't mean anything after he falls asleep.