When Del Toro Interviewed Christopher Nolan

“I was so struck by Blade Runner when I saw it, and when I look at this film again there’s so much concern with memory and identity that I carried over from that film, because it made such an impression on me. I also see a lot of attempt to do what I saw Terrence Malick doing, in terms of the portrayal of mental states and memory. If you watch The Thin Red Line, that was a revelation to me. He’s cutting to memories and flashbacks with simple cuts; there are no wavy lines or dissolves. There are moments [in Memento] where Guy’s character is remembering his wife that were taken very much from that film.” — Christopher Nolan, in an interview with director Guillermo Del Toro, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the brilliant Memento.

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