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Without divulging too much of the movie, I will say that Memento is now in my top 5 of ultimate movies. Having a video collection in excess of 600 and a DVD collection over 200, I like to think that I know movies. First heard about this movie in Total Movie (a wonderful movie magazine that comes with a DVD), then through a couple of friends. What they told me could never fully prepare me for what I saw on the screen last night. Truly a brilliant piece of cinematography, from casting (Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano) to locations, to (most importantly) the script and the plot behind this movie, everything has come together in a fashion exemplary of visionary movie making. Word of Caution: Only see this movie if you are able to devote all of your attention to the film. If you are sick, drunk or under the weather at all and cannot concentrate on the movie, you WILL be lost and confused. Yes, this movie is not for all viewers and a certain level of intelligence is required.
The Wachowski Brothers vision of a possible future takes the visual and sound aspects of filmmaking to a new high. Incorporating older still photography with computer enhancement to the degree that appears on the screen has raised the genre to a level that will be very hard-pressed by filmmakers for a number of years. Acting was wonderful, script, visual, sound, everything about this film is a tribute to a usually overlooked genre.