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Memento: In Search of Remembrance

Memory is the most faithful of films … but who does not see the difference between a memory and the objective image that gives it eternal concrete form.
André Bazin[1]

In Marcel Carné’s Juliette ou la clef des songes (1950)[2] , the protagonist, Michel (Gerard Philipe), falls asleep in prison and dreams of a town on a hill in sunny Provence in which all the inhabitants have lost their memory. He wanders the streets looking for a woman about whom he remembers nothing except that he loves her and she is called Juliette.

This post is in: Cinema and the Brain,Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #2 (2000-02)

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