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Memento (2000 )is a “dis-linear” thriller (Nolan’s term), presented in reverse chronology by a protagonist coping with a trauma-induced condition that prevents him from making new memories. Memento was based on a short story by Christopher Nolan's brother Jonathan (“Memento Mori,” published in the March 2001 issue of Esquire).

 "You can’t trust memory. It’s an interpretation, not a record.”

 Renfreu, Neff, and Daniel Argent. 'Remembering where it all began" Christopher Nolan on Memento', Creative Screenwriting, July 20, 2015.