Re: RARA-AVIS: Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown...

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 20 Aug 2001

Jim wrote:

"That new art film, the name of which escapes me (coincidentally enough) in which the PI hero is afflicted with a weird type of short-term amnesia."

That's Memento, a great neo-noir (the director's earlier movie, Following, is also quite good), but the main character isn't really a PI, at least not technically. Before his affliction, he was an insurance investigator. Afterwards, he's just a noir hero looking for the guy who killed his wife.


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