RARA-AVIS: Memento

From: Jack Bludis ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 13 Feb 2008

I accidentally stumbled acrosss the movie "Memento" last night. I had never seen it and never been able to find it at local video stores.

It's an interesting presentation with an inside out plot that has to be deciphered by the viewer but will never be deciphered by the lead who has an extreme case of short-term memory loss. If you put it together chronologically (as well as you could) it would be a kind of sad-sack noir.

Some of it doesn't hang together, but so what. Still interesting. The beginning of the movie is the end of the story, the end of the movie is the beginning of the story, and in context Carrie-Anne Moss (of the Matrix Trilogy) is as bitch of a femme fatale as their ever was.

The lead, Guy Pierce, was one of the detectives in the movie "L.A. Confidential" and I understand he will be playing the lead in the movie of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road." (I looked it up.)

For those who recommended it, thanks.

A nice pic for a Rare Bird to stumble over when he's spinning the dial. I have no idea what network it was on.

Jack Bludis

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