Memento

Synopsis: Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The screenplay was written by Nolan based on his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story "Memento Mori". It stars Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Production: Newmarket Films
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 56 wins & 55 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.5
Metacritic:
80
Rotten Tomatoes:
92%
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Year:
2000
113 min
$23,844,220
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TEDDY:

Find anything? Didn't think so, let's go,

yeah?

Leonard neither replies nor turns around. Teddy, worried,

affects a casual air, shrugging dismissively,

TEDDY (cont'd)

F*ck this.

Teddy turns and heads for the door. Leonard LEAPS on him,

pistol-whipping him furiously as he shouts:

LEONARD:

YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU DID! YOU BEG

FORGIVENESS, THEN YOU PAY!

Teddy is down. Leonard DRAGS him back, deeper into the dark

house. Leonard is in a frenzy. He dumps Teddy at the end of

the hall and stands over him. Teddy SPITS BLOOD.

TEDDY:

You don't have a clue, you freak.

Leonard crouches down and grabs Teddy by the lapels.

LEONARD:

Beg my forgiveness! Beg my wife's

forgiveness before I blow your brains

out!

TEDDY:

Leonard, you don't have a clue what's

going on. You don't even know my name.

LEONARD:

(triumphant smile)

Teddy!

(CONTINUED)

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TEDDY:

You read it off your f*cking photo. You

don't know me, you don't even know who

you are.

(CONTINUED)

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LEONARD:

I'm Leonard Shelby, I'm from San

Francisco and I'm -

TEDDY:

(bloody grin)

That's who you were, you don't know who

you are.

LEONARD:

Shut your mouth!

TEDDY:

Lemme take you down in the basement and

show you what you've become.

Teddy gestures towards the basement door, in pain, but

enjoying Leonard's growing anxiety.

TEDDY (cont'd)

(intimate)

C'mon, Lenny - we'll take a look down

there together. Then you'll know. You'll

know what you really are.

Leonard glances fearfully at the door, then looks at Teddy.

He THRUSTS the barrel of his gun into Teddy's mouth and WE

ARE AT THE SHOT FROM THE END OF THE OPENING SEQUENCE. Teddy

panics, shaking his head, trying to talk around the metal,

but GAGS just as Leonard pulls the trigger. A SHOT rings out

as we -

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Christopher Nolan

Christopher Edward Nolan (born 30 July 1970) is an English-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century. more…

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