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Out of TimeDesire in Atemporal Cinema$
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Todd McGowan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816669950

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.001.0001

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An Infinite Memento

An Infinite Memento

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(p.231) Conclusion An Infinite Memento
Source:
Out of Time
Author(s):

Todd McGowan

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.003.0010

This concluding chapter examines how Christopher Nolan’s film Memento (2000) summarized the significance of atemporality as a method used in contemporary films with the aid of digital technology. The film demonstrates that the inability of people to accept the fact that “time” is limited is the ultimate reason why the recurring trauma we experience is inescapable. This chapter concludes that time doesn’t determine the occurrence of events; instead, the events occur without regard for time.

Keywords:   Christopher Nolan, Memento, digital technology, time, trauma

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