- amnesia [æmˈniːzjə -ʒjə -zɪə] a defect in memory, esp one resulting from pathological cause, such as brain damage or hysteria. [via New Latin from Greek: forgetfulness, probably from amnēstia oblivion]
- anterogade amnesia, posttraumatic amnesia– loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma.
- retrograde amnesia – loss of memory for events immediately preceding a trauma.
- selective amnesia – amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember; “why do politicians always develop selective amnesia when questioned about their transgressions?”
- transient global amnesia – memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active.
- hollywood amnesia – loss of the memory that some movies already have been made. Also known as Remakes and Rebooting a Franchise. Examples: The Karate Kid, The Stepfather, The Wolfman.
- sika amnesia – short term memory loss. Probably resolved by Friday.
*More “Hollywood Amnesia” from Lunki and Sika:
Hollywood Amnesia: Django Unchained
Hollywood Amnesia: Rebooting Hollywood
Hollywood Amnesia: Batman Begins. Again.
Hollywood Amnesia: Interview with the Vampire
Hollywood Amnesia: Miss Marple
5 Movies I would love to see made
A Remake Nightmare on Elm Street
Why I didn’t like the Wolfman
Gore, Nudity and Piranhas in 3D
Let Me In  vs Let the Right One In