The creepy trailer for Martin Scorsese's new thriller Shutter Island is fresh online. Watch it below.
Argentinean filmmaker Celina Murga shadowed Scorsese during the shoot.
This is Celina's account of her two months on-set with Marty and Leonardo DiCaprio...
Saturday 26 April
First impressions of script. It’s Kafka / Welles (The Trial) / Hitchcock / After Hours, set in the ’50s, given a film noir adaptation. The story of a man facing his fears...
Sunday 27 April
I tell Marty the script reminded me of The Trial by Welles. He says it’s one of the references they worked with. References to The Trial: corridors, tunnels and low, claustrophobic ceilings. Angular lenses.
General shots. Use of décors in keeping with characters. An atmosphere that is absolutely unbearable for the character.
Monday 28 April
Today, it’s raining a lot, all day, raining and raining. We talk about filming dreams, nightmares, hallucinations. The realm of reverie. Marty’s idea is to film them as directly as possible, like they were real.
We talk about Buñuel’s Los Olvidados, his favourite dream sequence. He tells me he thinks that for those who have dreams or nightmares or hallucinations, those things are real; which makes them even more terrifying.
His intention is to convey ambiguity. It must not be easy to clearly distinguish between the realm of the real and the realm of reverie. That, I think, places you more within the point of view of the main character, Teddy Daniels [Leonardo DiCaprio].
Many of his films tend to do that, to create deformed realities, which generate the sensation of nightmarish worlds. For many of his characters, reality is a nightmare being lived out (Taxi Driver, After Hours).