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Organiserat kaos - om det icke-linjära narrativet och hur det används i Christopher Nolans Memento
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Organized chaos - about the non-linear narrative and how it's used in Christopher Nolan's Memento (English)
Abstract [en]

The non-linear film - a film telling a story using a reversed or scrambled chronology - has existed since the late 20’s, but just recently gained huge influence and popularity due to films such as Quentin Tarantinos cult-declared Pulp Fiction. In this essay I will analyze this form of narrative, and more specifically; how it’s used in my example film Memento. In my examination, I have seen the original version of the film, and then a re-cut version where the story is “turned over” to form a “normal”, linear narrative. My comparison of the two versions, along with glances towards other films that uses non-linear narrative constitutes the foundation of the analysis, which is also supported by literary resources in the subject. My aim is to formulate some sort of answer to the question; what does the non-linear narrative mean for my understanding of the film? I will in addition, briefly explain my understanding of the difference between linear and non-linear narrative.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
non-linear, narrative, Memento, chronology, film, reverse
Keywords [sv]
icke-linjär, narrativ, Memento, kronologi, film, baklänges
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Studies on Film
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-5447OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-5447DiVA, id: diva2:302826
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Available from: 2010-03-15 Created: 2010-03-09 Last updated: 2010-03-15Bibliographically approved

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