31 January 2011

Shutter Island

I watched 'Shutter Island' on DVD last night. The absurdly bombastic score, assembled from various classical pieces, had hinted at foreboding portents and despite the pace, the atmospheric film had fallen short of greatness.   There is a feel of hollowness about the plot. In addition, there is a sense of detachment about it, a sense that the actions of the protagonists were non-consequential which was possibly deliberate. The stunning visuals aside, the plot, based on a book by Dennis Lehane, was fairly typical. All in all, I enjoyed watching this Scorsese effort. An excellent thriller, good for what it is.

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