In 1996, while driving from Chicago to Los Angeles, Jonathan Nolan, then a college student, described the base concept of a short story he was writing to his brother Christopher, an emerging director. Enthusiastic about the idea, Christopher commenced adapting it into a screenplay while Jonathan continued writing the story. They developed their respective works simultaneously, exchanging drafts as they progressed. Christopher’s resulting film, Memento, was released in 2000 and earned both brothers Academy Award nominations for best screenplay.
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