The Big Picture

  • The reverse chronology in Christopher Nolan's Memento is not a gimmick, but an essential structure that puts the audience in the mindset of the brain-damaged detective.
  • Leonard Shelby's illusion of control and his constructed identity based on lies ultimately lead to his downfall in the film.
  • Christopher Nolan explores the theme of lies and the power of narratives in Memento, emphasizing how Leonard lies to himself and how lies can be destructive.