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Introduction

Simin Nina Littschwager

Simin Nina Littschwager is an independent scholar and film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, where she has previously taught undergraduate courses in film studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Mind-Game Films : Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in his essay “The Film and the New Psychology,” famously asserts that “the movies are peculiarly suited to make manifest the union of mind and body, mind and world, and the expression of one in the other” (1964...

Notes Toward a Hypertextual Theory of Narrative

New Screen Media : Cinema/Art/Narrative

British Film Institute, 2002

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...One of the effects of the development of cyberculture is a kind of retro-technological imagining, in which our media histories are remapped from the new vantage points of the digital domain. So, for instance, experimental literatures from...

‘Now … where was I?’ Assembling Memento

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Memento

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The edit Dody Dorn first encountered Chris Nolan in an elevator, on the way up to her meeting with him. She had met Memento’s newly appointed production designer Patti Podesta before, though never worked with her, and when the position...

‘It’s beer o’clock. And I’m buying.’. The Critical Response

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Memento

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The Making of MementoFade In:INT. Derelict House – Day [Colour Sequence]A Polaroid photograph, clasped between finger and thumb, showing a crude, crime-scene flash picture of a man’s body lying on a decaying wooden floor, a bloody mess...

‘Just get these clothes on.’ Dressing Memento

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Memento

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The production design Greg Araki’s 1999 romantic comedy Splendor marked a move away from the bleak Generation-X films, like The Living End and The Doom Generation, which he had made his name with. Set around a contemporary love-triangle...

Solving Things Differently

Simin Nina Littschwager

Simin Nina Littschwager is an independent scholar and film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, where she has previously taught undergraduate courses in film studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Mind-Game Films : Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book

...Mental pathologies and embodied experience in Memento and Fight Club “Facts, not memories—that’s how you investigate.” This is the modus operandi of Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), the main protagonist of Christopher Nolan’s Memento...

‘Do you have a pen?’ The Origin of the Film

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Memento

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Memento Mori So we end at the beginning; the seed of an idea is always the hardest to trace, artists of any sort often reluctant to pinpoint their source of inspiration. Like many films, Memento ‘is based upon’ a literary source...

‘I have to believe in the world outside my own mind.’. Releasing Memento

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Memento

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The US release On 24 March 2000, the unthinkable happened: Memento was passed over. The Friday before Oscar weekend, three screenings were arranged in Los Angeles for distributors. Memento’s producers, Jennifer and Suzanne Todd, the sister...

‘Nice shot, Leibovitz!’ The Production

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Memento

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book

...The casting Time to take another step back in Memento’s production. The casting process began in earnest from an early stage. ‘It’s such a fascinating part of making movies,’ says Jennifer Todd. ‘How you come so close to making...
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...Derelict House – Day [Colour Sequence] A Polaroid photograph, clasped between finger and thumb, showing a crude, crime-scene flash picture of a man’s body lying on a decaying wooden floor, a bloody mess where his head should be. The image...