Memento is a film which I love and after doing research on Film Noir I was excited to discover that it is a modern version of a Film Noir. The reason I love it so much is because its narrative actually goes backwards and is really interesting to watch, the main character in the film can only remember things for up to 20 minutes and we discover how this came to be and if the people in his life are actually being true to him.
As you can see in the beginning of this clip the lighting is really cleverly placed onto his face and each shot is aesthetically pleasing for the viewer. It is very stylistic and you can tell each shot is really thought about. I really like the Film Noir style and how its all carefully put together and it is used extremely well in this film.
This film isn’t all Film Noir but the use of it works really well for the storyline. It seems complicated but its a film you just have to watch to understand and I would highly recommend it.
After seeing quite a few versions of Film Noir now, both modern and old, I am looking forward to creating my own one.