Memento’s Brilliant, Beautiful Timeline

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I’m not sure I’ve ever actually done a “top five movies ever” list for myself, but when I do, Memento will sit firmly in the number one spot. I saw it back in high school originally, and about fifteen times since, and with each new viewing I notice some small detail I missed before.

It made me love Christopher Nolan before he ever got near Batman, and it was the birthplace of his twisting and winding story style. But none of his movies have reached this level of complexity since. This art project shows the timeline from the film in all its complicated glory. Telling an entire movie backward is no easy trick, but splicing in black and white asides and flashbacks makes it even more complex. With this image, you can see it all laid out properly.