It is also important to discredit the myth so people know what to except if they themselves or someone they know is diagnosed with amnesia. Dissociated Identity Disorder is when a person has two or more personalities with distinct memories and behavior patterns apparently exist in one. That is a whole other mental disorder. Directors mix and add symptoms that do not belong to make for an interesting movie. It is easy for these viewers to point out the unrealistic scenes and events in the film; they tend to think more logically. In conclusion, people watch horror films for the same reasons that others do not watch and effects can be temporary or everlasting.
Though there have been many films which have chronicled the struggles of various individuals with amnesia. This topic will attempt to answer whether this film accurately depicts the condition of Anterograde Amnesia and whether it reflects the current understanding of this condition in our society. The movie Memento follows the life of an insurance investigator by the name of Leonard Shelby who loses the ability to make new memories after he is struck on the head during a break-in. In order to explain his condition Leonard details a case he came across as an insurance agent for his company before his accident where a man known as Sammy Jankis suffered from the same condition of Anterograde Amnesia. Leonard is only able to function and investigate the murder by tattooing various clues to different parts of his body along with the assistance of a police officer by the name of Teddy Nolan and Nolan. Anterograde Amnesia is a physical ailment which depicts the loss of memory which occurs after the event which caused amnesia.
Definitely an ambiguous film, and it ends up being really disturbing as well by the end of the movie which is actually the beginning of Leonard's story. Because he targets Teddy, because he has that momentary insight, Leonard becomes evil, and that's disturbing and enjoyable, and really hard to pull off because we have been rooting for him the whole movie. This film is amazing. I bought it on video before the DVD revolution, not knowing what to expect, not knowing anything about it. That's the way to go, I think.
The thriller Memento walks its viewer through the life of a man with a rare memory disorder, temporal lobe amnesia. In the movie the main character Leonard Shelby is initially portrayed as a man incapable of forming new memories who seeks vengeance for his late wife; a lovely gentle woman who was raped and murdered by one or more men on the night that Lenny lost his memory. The movie begins with Leonard answering the phone, we later find out that the man on the other line is Teddy, an alleged cop who is trying to help Lenny find the assailant Jimmy G. Jimmy G. The viewer cannot accept either of these claims as we did not hear the cops themselves ever dismiss the idea of a second murderer and initially we are presented with what we know Lenny remembers.