Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’ cast interviews…

Courtesy of Jake’sTakes

WSJ has an excellent review up:

…From the slap-hammer opening credits, this is a movie in a mood. Imagine walking into the middle of someone else’s family fight. You’re not quite sure why the atmosphere is so fraught with hysteria, but you sense that it’s safer not to ask. …The plot’s dry bones, which in his novel Mr. Lehane seems to have exhumed from the more hardboiled and allegorical B-movies of the ’40s and ’50s, are just that, a skeletal frame over which Scorsese can drape a garment woven from the accumulated knowledge of his lifetime as a movie watcher.

You can see why he wanted to make this film: It’s a story begging for visual layers. From the Hitchcockian back projections against which Teddy and Chuck are framed, to the kind of shadowy elegance found in the work of ’40s producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur (“Cat People,” “I Walked With a Zombie”), Mr. Scorsese is accessing all the macabre thrillers he has in his head. To catalogue them here wouldn’t just be pretentious, it would be impossible…

February 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Film Noir, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense.

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