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amnesia in film

Guy Pierce as Leonard Shelby the ten-minute man, with anterograde amnesia


    Happy Birthday, Memento! It’s 21 years since Memento came to Australian viewers as a masterpiece of cinematic subjectivity directed by Christopher Nolan. Once seen, it’s hard to forget the vengeful amnesiac, Leonard Shelby, played by an emaciated, strung out, heavily tattooed, Guy Pierce. The huge volume of reviews and scholarly work since its release gives… Read More »Memento

    Gregory Peck with amnesia in Spellbound

    Spellbound, 1945

      Spellbound is fabulous as a film in itself and if you want to get a feel for the history of amnesia in cinema. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this brilliant psychological thriller is based on a novel, The House of Doctor Edwards (1927) by Hilary Saint George Saunders under the pseudonym with another author, Francis Beeding (see… Read More »Spellbound, 1945