Backwards

Memento has long been a favourite film of mine. Those of you who have seen it will know that the story is told largely in reverse chronology, with intercut narrative in the correct chronology. From that description, you’d think it’d be hard to follow, but it does make sense.

Anyway, I was telling some friends the other day about a DVD Easter Egg, which rearranges the whole film in chronological order, and realised that I had never watched it that way. I had read some criticisms that without the non-linear editing, there isn’t that much to the story.

Well, I think the critics are wrong – I found watching Memento backwards (or should that be forwards?) was still very enjoyable. Furthermore it revealed a couple of comic moments, that became laugh-out-loud funny when watched this way.

So if you have this on DVD, give it a try.

How to find the egg.

2 Comments

  1. January 22, 2010

    Alas, though I once had it on VHS, I don’t have the DVD. Been tempted a couple of times…

    • chris
      January 22, 2010

      If you are interested in borrowing it, I will try to remember to bring it to the con.

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