General Narrative Analysis Shutter Island

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LIGHTHOUSE SYMBOL: SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE TRUTH
Teddy starts looking for them in the lake. The scene is also overly bright: the greens are exaggerated. This implies that this is all just a work of fiction, unlike the Dachau flashbacks and memories that are relatively untouched in terms of discoloration. The Lighthouse

The lighthouse isn’t in the same place as the beginning of the movie. Or at the very least,something changed. Look at these screenshots.

The first one is from the first sighting, the second one is from the last

THE ANAGRAMS

Water obfuscates Teddy's vision.

Water distorts images.

Water distorts this image too.
Water serves to obfuscate Teddy’s view throughout the film. Rain makes it difficult for him to see out of the back seat of the car. Rain smears the word RUN written by Mrs. Kearns in Teddy’s notepad. The ocean separates him from the lighthouse, prevents him from leaving the island. Supposedly, the lake is the cause of his children’s death. Water, in other words, is bad news for Teddy Daniels.

Shutters like on a camera that let in light- light meaning the truth. Robbie Robertson organised the music with Scorsese

Although of course we don't have to imagine it with the foghorn-like score. Add to this first-rate technical credits including editor Thelma Schoonmaker, cinematographer Robert Richardson, production designer Dante Ferretti and costume designer Sandy Powell, and Scorsese has made one of the best-looking

György Ligeti and Krzysztof Penderecki scoring the film's most harrowing moments, representing Shutter Island’s Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane THE WORD ASHECLIFFE-like ash which is what he experiences.

Not only does Scorsese use a lot of music by the Kubrick favoured composer György Ligeti but the use of sound, tracking shots and production design distinctively presents the Ashecliffe Hospital in a similar way to The Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Both are buildings filled with labyrinthine...
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