An Italian research lab have posted some interesting graphic visualisations of Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000).
A thriller about a man named Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) suffering from memory loss, it explores his hunt for the murderer of his wife and is best known for its innovative structure, which contrasts two alternating narratives.
One in colour, which is told in reverse chronological order, whilst the other is in black and white and unfolds in chronological order, showing Leonard on the phone with anonymous caller.
Watching the film for the first time can be confusing and even after several viewings, key plot points provoke certain questions.
The basic structure of the film can be seen in this graphic on Wikipedia:
But in 2007-2008 some highly creative visualisations of Memento’s narrative structure were created at Density Design, a research lab in Milan.
(To see the full versions on Flickr just click on each image)
Here is a Flickr slideshow of all the designs: