Featurette and Clips from Shutter Island
Posted 02.10.10 by reelz
A new featurette for Shutter Island opens with director Martin Scorsese explaining why he couldn't put the script down when he first started reading it late one night:
I have always been drawn to this sort of psychological thriller, with touches of gothic horror. There's a foreboding hospital on an island. An escaped convict that's insane. A storm. A situation where no one can leave the island.
The gothic tone is struck right from the beginning, as is evident in the first of two new clips from the movie. Everyone (and even the background music) is decidedly on edge from the moment the U.S. Marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) set foot on the island. Then, in the second clip, the doctor (Ben Kingsley) puts on a curious show of pride in the progress of psychiatric care that dwells a bit long on the horrors of the past, and seems designed as much to disturb as reassure.