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15 Things You Never Knew About Christopher Nolan's 'Memento'

15 March 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A hand shakes a Polaroid as it "reverse develops," moments before an ejected shell casing re-enters the gun it was fired from -- the bullet coming back out of the screaming man it was fired into.

As opening scenes go, you don't get much better than "Memento," Christopher Nolan's gripping film. And, as features go, few are as scary-good as this one. A thriller about memory, reality and, um, tattoos, "Memento's" twisty plot more than holds up 15 years later. Some would say it's "The Dark Knight" director's best film.

Forget the pending remake that has everyone crying "too soon;" in honor of the film's 15th anniversary this week, here are 15 things you never knew about this modern classic.

1. The brothers Nolan -- Christopher (pictured) and Jonathan -- came up with the idea for the film while on a 2000 mile road trip, driving from Chicago to Los Angeles.

2. The »

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