Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Shutter Island (2009)

Martin Scorsese Teams Up With Leonardo DiCaprio Once Again In This Adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Novel, Shutter Island






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Mini-Synopsis
(From Paramount)

"From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane."

In-Depth Summary
(From MovieWeb)

"Based on the novel Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. An atmospheric psychological thriller set in a 1950s asylum for the criminally insane. It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Shutter Island's Ashecliffe Hospital. He'd been gunning for an assignment on the island for reasons of his own -- but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister.

"Teddy's code-breaking skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues proliferate, Teddy begins to doubt everything -- his memory, his partner, even his own sanity."

Credits

Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Max Von Sydow

Paramount Pictures Presents
A Phoenix Pictures Production
In Association with Sikelia Productions and Appian Way
A Martin Scorsese Picture
Shutter Island

Co-Producers:
Joseph Reidy, Emma Tillinger, Amy Herman
Executive Producers:
Chris Brigham, Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane, Gianni Nunnari, Louis Phillips
Produced by
Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Bradley J. Fischer, Martin Scorsese
Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane
Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis
Directed by Martin Scorsese

Theatrical Trailer



Martin Scorsese & Leonardo DiCaprio



Author Dennis Lehane