Head Games

The player--and the viewer--gets played in Memento

Also, a reality so malleable may be easily fabricated. Did willfully ignorant Leonard learn mystification from that outside world? What if rewriting history is as simple as Attorney General Ashcroft proclaiming, under oath, that, no, he never discriminated based on skin color? What if an entire country's memory has become something manipulated by players acting in their own short-term interest? You feel guilty, and you don't know why. You feel angry, and you don't know why. Welcome to the new status quo: the law and order of confusion.

 

Facts don't do what I want them to: Guy Pearce in Memento
Facts don't do what I want them to: Guy Pearce in Memento

Memento starts Friday at the Uptown Theatre.

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