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Today’s selection is Christopher Nolan’s ultra-dark, highly influential second film, the psycho-noir, Memento.
Memento is the story of Leonard (Guy Pearce), a former insurance investigator on the trail of his wife’s killer. The major issue with Leonard’s hunt for the killer is that every time he goes to sleep, or becomes overly stressed, he loses his memories from the previous days due to an injury he sustained during the attack and murder of his wife. So as a means of keeping track of clues to the identity of the murderer, Leonard tattoos the most pertinent information regarding his investigation onto his body, making him look like a human little black book crawling with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and random notes.
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