Scenes about forgetting, then remembering again
December 27, 2013 2:05 PM Subscribe
There's a particular kind of movie scene I really like, where a character has forgotten their purpose (due to amnesia, magical fugue, etc -- not absent-mindedness), then remembers it and sets themselves back to the task at hand with a renewed sense of urgency. Please recommend me movies with scenes like this? Examples below the fold.
posted by prize bull octorok to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Some examples: Sarah at the ball in Labyrinth, Kermit's storyline in The Muppets Take Manhattan, the end of The Last Temptation of Christ, Hercules drinking the waters of forgetfulness in Hercules Unchained.
While I'm flexible on the particulars, scenes like this generally hit the sweet spot for me if the amnesia is externally imposed upon the character in some way, and if the thing forgotten is, specifically, some important task or purpose, not just their identity.
And, if you please, no spoilers.