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Scenes about forgetting, then remembering again

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. [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Dec 27, 2013 - 18 answers

"Hi, great to see you, who are you?"

Which is best: asking an acquaintance "What's your name again?", hoping they don't notice you don't remember their name, or guessing their name and being wrong? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jul 10, 2012 - 35 answers

I can't remember enough coherent bits to track down this book.

I can't remember the title, author, or any of the character names for a steampunk-ish book I read a while ago. The main character was the estranged son of a duchess or something like that. There were airships, magic, a few dragons. It was a bit Victorian as well. I remember how it started but much searching hasn't turned it up. It's driving me mad! [more inside]
posted by danteGideon on Dec 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Brain, I swear you're okay. I promise.

Why do I feel like everything that happens needs to be remembered? This is causing me a lot of anxiety and I'd very much like to stop it xD [more inside]
posted by CZMR on Aug 12, 2011 - 12 answers

What is the best tool to use as an aid to recalling and organizing memories?

According to the answers to this AskMe, there are a lot of us geezers who get fuzzy on our pasts as our pasts get longer. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on May 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Amy I jeopardizing my mental health treatment by missing my prozac sometimes?

How big a problem is forgetting to take my antidepressant every few days? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 12, 2011 - 17 answers

What in the hell is the name of this book?

Yet another I-can't-recall-what-book-this-is question. Vague details inside. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Aug 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Forgot to add water softener salt. Did I break it?

Forgot to add salt to the water softener. Did I break it? [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Jun 18, 2010 - 6 answers

What were we talking about?

When does "forgetfulness" transition from annoyance to full-fledged clinical illness? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Feb 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Hello, McFly?

I'm very distressed that I cannot remember anything and do not feel sharp. How can I improve my memory and feel more with it? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Nov 3, 2009 - 16 answers

I forget your name

I forgot your name... and all other proper nouns. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Aug 21, 2009 - 20 answers

What word have I forgotten?

Help me remember an adjective meaning extremely gifted, normally applied to a child. It's not anything obvious. :( [more inside]
posted by mllrstvn on Jun 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Tickets? Check. Wallet? Check. Head screwed on? Ummm...

How can I remember things during my upcoming vacation? Last year, I was a walking disaster at the airport: I forgot to put baggage tags on the luggage, left the car seat at the security checkpoint, misplaced the tickets when boarding, etc. It didn't get much better on the vacation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2009 - 17 answers

I maed you an encrypted volume but then I losted it.

I encrypted a bunch of stuff using TrueCrypt, but I forgot where I put it. Help me find it? Yes, I feel dumb. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me remember this western/comedy movie.

Help me identify this old western movie by its final scene (is it a comedy?) [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jun 22, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I not kill my son? :)

MeFi Parenting filter: What are appropriate consequences for an 8-year-old who has a history of carelessness with belongings, and has lost his $250 glasses? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Dec 21, 2007 - 60 answers

I screwed up; how to minimize the family drama at Christmas?

I missed my two brothers-in-laws' birthdays, and one of my sisters is mad at me. I'll see everyone at Christmas. Help me make things right and prevent family drama. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2007 - 24 answers

Should I be worried about my friend's forgetfulness?

I know many people, including myself, mistakenly repeat events in our lives to the same individual. However, I have a friend who constantly tells me same things repeatedly. Not nag me to do things, but tell me things that we’ve already discussed at length either verbally or through email. For instance, his car was broken into and his radio was stolen. He told me the day it happened and gave me all the facts. Then a week later, he raised the case again saying he had to go to the store and look for a new radio because his was stolen and he repeated all the facts. Then in an email the other day he told me that he bought a new radio for his car because a few weeks ago, his was stolen. He brings it up as if I’ve never heard it before. He doesn’t just do it with negative events. He does it if he gets a cool gift, or promotion, etc. I’ve told him before that he does this. I started feeling that I wasn’t important enough in his life for him to remember our interactions. I mentioned it to another friend and they laughed and said that he does it to them too which started to get me worried. Is there a psychological/medical reason that my friend does this and should I be worried about their health?
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2007 - 35 answers

Looking after Mum from a distance...

My aunt called me to say that my Mum is sending off money from the UK to scam artists in Canada. Plus she's left pans on the stove (alight) several times recently, and gone out. Plus she locks herself out incessantly... [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Oct 24, 2006 - 8 answers

i can't brain this month, i have too much dumb.

Why am I so scatterbrained? How can I get my brain back? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 10, 2006 - 24 answers

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