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Shutter Island

SOME PLACES NEVER LET YOU GO.

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) arrive at Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of one of the patients from the islandā€™s mental hospital.Ā Director Martin Scorseseā€™s adaptation of Dennis Lehaneā€™s tightly written page-turner is somewhat bloated and overwrought, but he nevertheless delivers a film that is ultimately compelling and touching. Scorseseā€™s crew turns Shutter Island into a dark, twisted place and its horror sceneries reflect the insanity of the islandā€™s denizens ā€“ as well as the misery of Dachau, which the protagonist helped liberate inĀ WWII. Good performances all around.

2010-U.S. 138 min. Color. Widescreen.Ā Produced byĀ Martin Scorsese, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer.Ā Directed byĀ Martin Scorsese.Ā Screenplay:Ā Laeta Kalogridis.Ā Novel:Ā Dennis Lehane.Ā Cinematography:Ā Robert Richardson.Ā Production Design:Ā Dante Ferretti.Ā Cast:Leonardo DiCaprio (Teddy Daniels), Mark Ruffalo (Chuck Aule), Ben Kingsley (Dr. Cawley), Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Max von Sydowā€¦ Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley.

Trivia:Ā Robert Downey, Jr. and Josh Brolin were allegedly considered for the part of Chuck; Wolfgang Petersen and David Fincher for directing duties.

Last word: “The key film I showed Leo and Mark was ‘Laura’ ā€“ Dana Andrews, the way he wears his tie, and the way he walks through a room, and he doesnā€™t even look at anybody; heā€™s always playing that little game. Heā€™s just trying to get the facts.” (Scorsese, The Telegraph)

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