Saturday, February 19, 2011

Memento Mori

Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts.
Tonight we watched Memento projected on the wall of the living room. Everybody keeps telling me to watch it and I can totally see why now. Memento is really tight and well done as a movie, and also as a study of the philosophy of memory. Not to give the film too much credit but it's an interesting perspective that puts focus on memory and our dependency on our ability to remember. Which is something we really take for granted. Most of our knowledge at any moment is made up of memories yet it's so unreliable and easy to manipulate if we try hard enough.

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