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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

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

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

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

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

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