Saturday, January 01, 2005

Forget Me Not

Peter T. Chattaway has a thoughtful article on amnesia movies at Books & Culture, with discussion of Finding Nemo, Memento, Fifty First Dates, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and others. “Most amnesia movies are ultimately about redemption: someone’s slate is wiped clean so that he or she can start afresh. But they are also often about atonement—one must retrieve one’s memory in order to make right the wrongs of the past—and The Bourne Supremacy is a heartening case in point.” Nice to ponder as we begin a new year.

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