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Instability and Its Discontents

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where the elusiveness of the human person calls for Archimedean levers.


Memento

Claire Molloy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ambiguous, complex and innovative, Christopher Nolan's Memento has intrigued audiences and critics since the day of its release. Memento is the archetypal ‘puzzle film’, a noir thriller about a man ... More


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

Paul Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164382
eISBN:
9780231536028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164382.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that philosophy must take up the fundamental concerns of love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith as they are found in contemporary culture. It demonstrates how this can be ... More


Christopher Nolan

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Christopher Nolan. His feature debut was Following (1988), a low-budget noir thriller co-written with his brother Jonathan. The film gained ... More


American Triumphalism and the First Gulf War

David Martin-Jones

in Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622443
eISBN:
9780748651085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622443.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how certain American films that emerged after the First Gulf War manipulated narrative time in order to construct national identity, beginning with a discussion of triumphalism, ... More


Introduction: Memento

Claire Molloy

in Memento

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Memento emerged into the new landscape of twenty-first-century independent film. This book is centrally concerned with placing Memento within that terrain constituted of the various discourses which ... More


Memento and Independent Cinema: A Seductive Business

Claire Molloy

in Memento

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a history of Newmarket and situates the company within the changing economics of the independent sector since the 1990s. Newmarket Capital Group was established in 1994 by two ... More


Searching for a Slam Dunk: Marketing Memento

Claire Molloy

in Memento

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the aspects of Memento's marketing in both the US and UK to assure what signifiers of independence were used, particularly in early print advertisements. Marketing independent ... More


Puzzle Films, Ambiguity and Technologically-enabled Narrative

Claire Molloy

in Memento

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the narrative and offers a scene-by-scene analysis of Memento with the aim of determining how the film creates and maintains ambiguity. It also reports the analysis of the film ... More


Memento as Noir

Claire Molloy

in Memento

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is concerned with film noir and an analysis of gender difference within Memento to reveal the extent to which notions of disability problematise constructions of masculinity. The ... More


So What Really Happened? Memento, Fans and Online Interpretive Strategies

Claire Molloy

in Memento

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the public discourse on Memento. It also examines how this developed within Internet communities. It then returns to the issue of categorising Memento as an independent film and ... More


The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Suzanne Nalbantian, Paul M. Matthews, and James L. McClelland (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of human memory, with contributions from both neuroscientists and humanists. Linking the neuroscientific study of memory to the ... More


The Extended Mind

Richard Menary (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014038
eISBN:
9780262266024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014038.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? In their famous 1998 paper “The Extended Mind,” philosophers Andy Clark and David J. Chalmers posed this question and answered it ... More


Tickling the Corpse: Tom Stoppard's Memento Mori

John Limon

in Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Tom Stoppard's plays, death is either redundantly indicated (in the manner of Dürer's Saint Jerome) or playfully hidden (as in Holbein's The Ambassadors). The two paradigms cross in Rosencrantz ... More


Memento’s Revenge: The Extended Mind, Extended

Andy Clark

in The Extended Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014038
eISBN:
9780262266024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014038.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter analyzes the movie Memento and how the questions it poses is analogous with the essay “The Extended Mind.” The essay claims that mental states, including states of believing, could be ... More


On Interpretation

Paul W. Kahn

in Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164382
eISBN:
9780231536028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164382.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the inquiry into the imagination from action to interpretation by looking at the nature of narrative. Humans build a meaningful world by virtue of their capacity to offer ... More


The Sentimental Relic

Teresa Barnett

in Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that the historical relic cannot be understood apart from the specifically nineteenth-century form of the sentimental memento. Like the memento, the relic was bound up with ... More


An Infinite Memento

Todd McGowan

in Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669950
eISBN:
9781452947099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


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