American Cinema | Shutter Island Denis Lehane, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio
Shutter Island is an American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film was released in 2010 and is based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. Martin Scorsese pays attention to every detail in this film, making "Shutter Island" one of the best suspense thrillers of all time.
PART II | What do you understand? Who is actually Teddy Daniels? What happened to him?
At the film’s climax, it is revealed that our protagonist; US Marshalls Edward “Teddy” Daniels, is actually Andrew Laeddis; a mental patient at Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. Furthermore, it is revealed that he was the centrepiece of an elaborate plan, constructed by the hospital’s psychiatrists to break his insanity by allowing him to play out the role of Teddy Daniels, in a last-ditch effort before he would have to be lobotomised for his violent behaviour. Laeddis had created this alternate life as Teddy Daniels as a coping-mechanism to deal with his grief.
Lesson 6 |Symbolism and Foreshadowing
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Shutter Island is located is home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, have come to this remote island to investigate the disappearance of a patient, multiple murderess Rachel Solando, who is now loose on the island.
Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man?