Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Bechdel Test - memento

Name of film

Were there two or more named women in the film?

Did the women talk to each other?

... about something other than a man?

Was the director male or female?
Male - Christopher Nolan

Women arent protrayed very well in this movie at all! The wife of Leonard is portrayed as a helpless but beautiful lady who is raped and murdered. Leonard as a result loses his short term memory storing capabilities and proceeds on a rampage to find the second killer and have his revenge. The second female character Natalie is portrayed as being spiteful and uses his condition to get him to kill people she dislikes. Then at the end is turns out his wife didnt actually get killed but she couldnt cope with his condition. So all in all not great!

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