Saturday, 22 January 2011


'Memento' is a 2000 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, which is about a man with anterograde amnesia that renders his brain unable to store new memories.

I will be analysing the opening credits of the film, which portrays the end of the story. Although it is very basic, the use of sound works well as it is the platform of the title sequence. Furthemore, the fact that the music is increasing, in the form of a crescendo creates a powerful feeling of tension. The way the image of the blood remains still, whilst the credits run through is very disturbing for the audience, as they can't do anything but observe the blood and text. Towards the end, we see a man get shot in backward slow motion, leaving the audience with questions which are bound to be answered during the film.

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