No, some things, you can be certain." "For example?" "I know what a knock makes" "I I know what it's like to pick it up" "I see it, I'm sure it's those memories of identification" "You know what? I can remember a lot of things" "I can feel the world...and her" About a third of the way through the film, in Lanner's dialogue with Natasha, his purpose of continuing to produce lies and fiction is almost revealed here. In fact, from the beginning of the film, Nolan used the rare "reversal" in this flashback film (the timing of this film is gradually advancing from the present to the past, but in any case, the clips are always shown in sequence, and the rare beginnings such as
The blood goes back, the bullet goes back telemarketing list into the chamber this "reversal"), tells us what the purpose of all this is. The clear image turned blank under the shaking of the hand holding the photo, which foreshadowed the theme of the film "forgetting", because he just wanted to solve the puzzles by himself again and again, and only by solving the puzzles again and again can the wife's image be able to be repeated again and again. When he was summoned back, he not only had amnesia in symptoms, but also caused amnesia by choice. This is the way he chose to exist, a person living in a maze.
Memory Puzzle" stills He threw himself into the labyrinth he designed, and reset the labyrinth again every time he reached the end of the labyrinth, making everything zero. Reason serves irrationality, and this irrationality has a beautiful name in the film, love. Love let him run the labyrinth he created with his own life, and then visited again and again, he even did not hesitate to distort the evidence, burn unwanted photos, and use the remaining photos and later tattoos to mislead himself. He knows the mechanics of his own mind, he knows he will take it all for the next time.