Analysis Of The Movie Memento

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Throughout our lives we watch and find enjoyment through many different films and cinemas. A lot of the time we find ourselves critiquing the movie based on many different factors such as the quality of writing, acting or actors, the film quality, or the way we are entertained by it. In many movies are disabilities and disorders we can see in psychology that are portrayed in different ways, and it is important we call attention to these movies and critique them through a scientific lens. In many cases a psychological disorder will be portrayed in such a negative and wrong way that it will change the public’s idea on it. This is why it is important to take a step back and look at the movie through a different view and critique it in a way that helps give others a better understanding of what the disability is and how it really is rather than what is portrayed in a movie. This paper compares the movie “Memento” (2000), and its portrayal of Anterograde amnesia to what the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders defines amnesia as which is, “The predominant disturbance is one or more episodes of inability to recall important personal information, usually of a traumatic or stressful nature, that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.” As we can see, in a basic analysis amnesia is the loss of memory …show more content…
Natalie is upset and storms into the room causing Leonard to ask what is happening, she then proceeds to mentally and physically abuse him taking advantage of his disability. In specific she states in explicit words “ You know what one of the causes of short term memory loss is? Venereal disease. Maybe your cunt of a wife sucked one too many diseased cocks and turned you into a retard.” Although this is said very explicitly it also correctly displays how exactly anterograde amnesia can happen in a

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