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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

How to Retain Lots of Technical Stuff ?

I move back and forth between language, technologies and systems. I spend inordinate amounts of times getting back to speed. Is there any way I can ease this and reduce this time period? [more inside]
posted by gadha on May 20, 2012 - 5 answers

What's that flash game?

Help my wife and I remember this (likely flash) game. Blue backgrounds progressively transitioning to black, horizontal scrolling and snowfall may have been involved. [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Mar 2, 2012 - 10 answers

We don't want to crack the wedding bells!

I’m getting married this Saturday, and I’m certain I’m going to forget something or mess something up. Can you give me some advice? What things did you forget about, mess up, or learn from during your experience? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Mar 14, 2011 - 81 answers

Temporary phone address book?

Cell phone and contacts - I can't be the only one who needs a kinda short-term or temporary contact phone address-book for those numbers I'm dealing with today or this week - but I don't want to add them to by regular address book. [more inside]
posted by Xhris on Oct 7, 2010 - 15 answers

The diary that we all carry about with us

How much of your life do you remember? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Jun 28, 2010 - 46 answers

I'm smarter only in my dreams. Literally.

I just had a dream in which I could remember dates, names, and lyrics (correctly) that I could not recall in my waking life. Why can't I draw upon the same pool of stored information in my brain when I'm awake? Can I change this? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on May 9, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I stop being self-centered?

I have a problem remembering the responses other people give to my questions, unless I'm really interested for selfish reasons (e.g. I'm interested in the other person as a potential date). How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by monkey85 on May 7, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I better remember the names of new people I meet?

I'm really, really bad at remembering the names of new people that I meet. How can I get better at remembering new names? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Apr 21, 2008 - 23 answers

Memories Triggered by Smells

For a lot of people, a particular aroma can be a strong trigger for memory. I don't think it works in reverse: why is this? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Jan 18, 2007 - 17 answers

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