The Recasting Couch Ep. 68: Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese’s psychological thriller Shutter Island is the movie we recast this week. Leonardo Dicaprio stars in this mind bending story of Teddy Daniels, a federal marshall tasked with investigating Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally insane, getting to the bottom of the case of the missing prisoner patient Rachel Solando. Mark Ruffalo plays his partner/doctor. Along the way we find out that this whole “case” was a put on by Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley), in an attempt to shock him into admitting that he was also a prisoner patient at the facility and that he had killed his wife (Michelle Williams).

On this week’s pod we discuss some of the different theories about what actually happened, and what we think is “real” and what is not. My apologies if the pod is a little choppy. I messed up the audio for the clips from the movie, which makes me sad. If I don’t commit seppuku (or murder a bunch of imaginary prostitutes), I promise it will be better next week.

Turn Shutter Island into Shouter Island by hitting us up on Twitter and give us your picks @recastingpod. The Recasting Couch Roundtable series is right around the corner, so if you have any topics you want me to be right about, and Mike to be embarrassingly wrong, then email us at recastingpod@gmail.com. Leaving us a rating on iTunes or your podcast provider of choice would be great, and help other people discover the show, so go do that right now. I’ll wait…

 

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