Tuesday, August 15, 2006

You see, I have this condition...

I have decided that my favorite movie (at least for the time being) is Memento.

It is my favorite movie because I have watched it 4 or 5 times since it came out a few years ago... and I still have to watch it all the way through to get the full story. If you are not familiar with the movie, it is shot in a pretty unique way that matches the condition of the main character. He can't make new memories and can only remember things about 5-10 minutes back. Well, the movie is a series of 5-10 minute chunks of events that happen in his life... and through out the movie, you realize some pretty shocking things about him and those around him.

The reason this is on my mind is that I watched the movie on Saturday and remembered just how great it really is.

So who else likes/dislikes the movie... and what are some other favorites out there?

(yes, this is a shameless ploy to get comments from my readers...)

9 comments:

knelson said...

This sounds like the movie for me - my mind works very similarly. Thanks for the review! Sure would love to you!

Todd Richards said...

I may have to plan a trip up that way in the very near future. I want to see the Strains' and their new house. So maybe one weekend during football season. If I come through, I will be sure to let you know.

Laurie said...

I also love Memento. I have heard the DVD includes a version shot in complete sequence...but I haven't seen it. It really is a great movie. I love movies that mess with your head and challenge linear thinking. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and 12 Monkeys are two movies which play mind games as well.

Eye Doctor Justin said...

Laurie, I recommend What About Bob? It is both challenging and insightful.

Laurie said...

Eye Doctor Justin, I believe you have singled out what could be the greatest movie of all time. I sail!

Troy said...

Laurie - I sail, but I let the boat do most of the work.

dovie said...

Love it! Definitely top 10. Recommendation of the day: American History X

Megan said...

Come see us, Todd! Maybe we could get Fewell to come too.

Mandy said...

What about me? I want to come too, Megan. :) And I want the Nidas to come too.