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    reverse-spliced helix

    Hi,

    I would like to know what "reverse spliced helix" means here:

    Nolan’s movies require this thick quotient of reality to support his looping plots, which accelerate in shifting time signatures, consume themselves in recursive intrigue and advance formidable and enchanting problems of interpretation. “Memento,” the Sundance favorite that brought him instant acclaim at age 30, is a noir thriller with the chronology of reverse-spliced helix. “Insomnia,” the only one of his nine films for which he did not receive at least a share of the writing credit, was somewhat more straightforward — a moody, tortured psychological thriller — but its real trick was to gain him access to studio work and studio budgets.

    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/magazine/the-exacting-expansive-mind-of-christopher-nolan.html?ref=magazine&_r=0

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    Re: reverse-spliced helix

    Have you seen the film "Memento"?
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    Re: reverse-spliced helix

    No. From this I get that it's a reference to the movie.

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    Re: reverse-spliced helix

    Memento is a very clever film in which the events take place in reverse. It starts at the end of the story and using a very clever technique of showing scenes which happened earlier, we work our way backwards to the beginning of the story.
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