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Originally Posted by joeblow
A spoilers don't have to happen at the end of a movie to be a spoiler. Anyone not knowing the format of Memento who sits to watch it for the first time will undoubtedly expect the standard narrative progression that we see in 99.9% of all films.
Originally Posted by Josh Z
Only if they've been living in a sealed bomb shelter with no contact with the outside world for the past 12 years. Memento is a very famous film that made a big impact in pop culture. You don't need to have watched it yourself to know it as "the backwards movie."
Indeed! There is a fine line between a legitimate complaint that a spoiler has been posted and spoilerphobic whinging about non spoilers. That's why I think the best way to deal with an arguably spoilerish post is to report it to the moderators and let them decide the issue. That way the thread is not spoiled by somebody posting a "Gotcha!" claiming that another poster had somehow posted a spoiler, which turns out not to be a spoiler for most of us.
By the way Hamlet's mother drank a cup of poisoned wine that Hamlet's stepfather, the king, had intended for Hamlet. Nyah, nyah, nyah!
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