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Martin Scorsese's movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a US Marshal investigating the disappearance of a woman at a psychiatric facility.

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Meaning of the title “Shutter Island”

What is the relevance of the word "Shutter" in the movie title "Shutter Island"? How does it connect to the movie?
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Is the glass held by the old female patient invisible on purpose? [duplicate]

In the scene in Shutter Island where Dicaprio's character interrogates an old patient, she asks for water. After a while, Chuck gets her a glass of water, which is nowhere to be seen as she drinks ...
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What were the rats eating near the cave?

In a scene of Shutter Island, Teddy Daniels goes in the search of his partner Chuck's body and couldn't find him. When he was looking for him, a mischief of rats come out from a hole. He looks at them ...
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What is the meaning of this patient's words to Teddy Daniels?

In Shutter Island, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Dicarprio) has a fight with a patient in loose in the ward C. During this fight, the patient says that he will never leave that hospital. Billings: ...
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Why is Teddy Daniels wearing a band-aid above his left eye?

In Shutter Island, Teddy Daniels is shown wearing a band-aid over his left eye throughout most of the film. The first image shows Teddy at the beginning of the film while he is on the ferry ...
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How many children did Andrew Laeddis have?

I was reading some questions and also some answers about Shutter Island (like this one and this one) last night and most places it says Andrew Laeddis' wife murdered their 2 children. When I saw ...
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Why does Teddy arrive on Shutter Island by boat?

I'm having troubles with the beginning, we all know what the ending should be as explained perfectly here But I simply cannot get my head around the fact he arrived to the island on a boat if it was ...
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What is the timeline of incidents taking place in Shutter Island

What is the timeline of the incidents taking place? Teddy cannot be more than 30-35 years old. He is married with two children. In the island he had dreams which contains the incidents happening ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's memories of Dachau?

During his visit on Shutter Island Marshal Teddy Daniels repeatedly has traumatic memories of the liberation of the KZ Dachau during his service in WWII, where he saw the piles of corpses, let an ...
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Is Teddy aware that he's crazy?

At the ending of the movie Andrew talks to Chuck about how he thinks something 'bad' is going on on the Island, and he wants to leave it. He appears to be getting back in his old crazy character (...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's last dialogue in Shutter Island?

In Shutter Island, at the end of the movie Teddy had a chat with Chuck, in that scene Teddy told to Chuck as, Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man? What's the ...
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Ending of Shutter Island

In Shutter Island, it's hard to understand the ending because it's quite ambiguous. I think, a while before the ending of the movie Teddy confessed to Dr. Cawley as, he's Andrew Laeddis and he killed ...
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How would you categorise Shutter Island?

Is there a category for films like 'Shutter Island' where the story is turned upside down at the end of the movie, and then you have a "WTF" feeling?
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Shutter Island - missing glass scene

In the movie Shutter Island, there is a scene where a lady during interrogation asks for a glass of water. However, when she drinks the water, there is no glass at all. A moment later, the glass ...
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How did they get everyone to play along?

Shutter Island is a really fascinating, thought-through movie, but one thing never made sense to me when rewatching it, knowing the twist. How did they manage to get everyone to play along? With the ...
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Is there any definitive evidence that Teddy was or was not crazy?

The ending of the film Shutter Island is purposely ambiguous, with two different interpretations: Teddy was crazy, and the whole movie was part of a role-play therapy. There is a conspiracy to ...