Sunday, February 21, 2010

Shutter Island (2010)

I thoroughly enjoyed this. In particular I enjoyed how Scorsese played around with the artifice of cinema and how that worked in the context of the film. The production design and sound design are, not unexpectedly, incredible. Scorsese does not hold back with either the Gothic trappings or the gruesome details of the book. It's a genuinely creepy film experience.

Charlene thought that Mark Rufalo should have played the Leonardo Dicaprio role and I kind of agree. Sometimes I like Dicaprio (he's good at the end of this film) but I always feel like I can see the acting.

The music, a lot of it avant garde classical, was selected by Robbie Robertson and it really worked for me.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for writing where the music came from. I thought it was composed specifically for the film. And then we watched the credits and looked at IMDB and I still couldn't figure it out. So good.