Re: RARA-AVIS: Memento

From: Stewart Wilson (
Date: 12 Feb 2002

MEMENTO MORI is a nice noir short story, written by Jonathan Nolan, brother to Memento director Christopher Nolan. The idea for the story was Jonathan's which he discussed in detail with Christopher prior to the story being written.
 The story was published in March 2001 in Esquire magazine, after the release of the movie. Despite the credit, and the similarities of the stories, I think the original screenplay credit is legit.


On Tue, 12 Feb 2002 19:56:13 Carrie Pruett <> wrote:

> I'm thinking this is on topic, because I know this list has discussed
> the
> short story that the movie Memento was based on. And that's the
> question -
> how did the flick manage to get a "best original screenplay" Oscar
> nomination? I swear the credits said "based on the story by . . ." Was
> the
> story not published before the film came out, or did somebody at the
> Academy
> goof?
> Carrie

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