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Shutter Island

Shutter Island  image

Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo
Released on: February 19, 2010
Taglines: Some places never let you go.

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Why are you all wet, baby? image

Why are you all wet, baby?

After she tried to kill herself the first time, Dolores told me she... she had an insect living inside her brain. She could feel it clicking across her skull, just... pulling the wires, just for fun. She told me that. She told me that but I didn't listen. I loved her so much. image

After she tried to kill herself the first time, Dolores told me she... she had an insect living inside her brain. She could feel it clicking across her skull, just... pulling the wires, just for fun. She told me that. She told me that but I didn't listen. I loved her so much.

I'm sorry, Honey. I love this thing because you gave it to me. But the truth is... it is one fuckin' ugly tie. image

I'm sorry, Honey. I love this thing because you gave it to me. But the truth is... it is one fuckin' ugly tie.

We are duly appointed Federal Marshals. image

We are duly appointed Federal Marshals.

Why are you all wet, baby? image

Why are you all wet, baby?

You blew up my car. I really loved that car. image

You blew up my car. I really loved that car.

It's my job to treat the patients, not their victims. image

It's my job to treat the patients, not their victims.

Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Men like you are my specialty, you know. Men of violence.
Chuck Aule: Now, that's a hell of an assumption to make.
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: No assumption, no, not at all. You misunderstand me. I said, you are 'men of violence'. I'm not accusing you of being violent men. That's quite different.

Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: You both served overseas, huh?
Chuck Aule: It's not much of a stretch, Doc. For all you know, we're both paper pushers over there.
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: No, you are not. - Since the schoolyard, neither of you has ever walked away from a physical conflict. No, no, not because you enjoyed it, but because retreat isn't something you consider an option.
Chuck Aule: We weren't raised to run, Doc.
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Ah, yes. Raised. And who raised you, Marshal?
Teddy Daniels: Me? Wolves.
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Very impressive defense mechanisms.

Teddy Daniels: Soda and ice, please, thanks.
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Oh. You don't indulge in alcohol? I'm surprised. Isn't it common for men in your profession to imbibe?
Teddy Daniels: Common enough. And... in yours?
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Er... I'm sorry?
Teddy Daniels: Your profession, Doctor, psychiatry.
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Yes?
Teddy Daniels: I always heard it was overrun with boozers and drunks.
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Not that I noticed.
Teddy Daniels: What's that, ice tea in your glass there?
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Excellent, Marshal. You have outstanding defense mechanisms. You must be quite adept at interrogations.

Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Did you know that the word 'trauma' comes from the Greek for 'wound'? Hm? And what is the German word for 'dream'? Traum. Ein Traum. Wounds can create monsters, and you, you are wounded, Marshal. And wouldn't you agree, when you see a monster, you... you must stop it?
Teddy Daniels: Yeah... I agree.

We don't know how she got out of her room. It was locked from the outside. And the only window's barred. It's as if she evaporated, straight through the walls.

Sanity's not a choice, Marshall. You can't just choose to get over it.

Chuck Aule: You okay boss?
Teddy Daniels: Yeah fine, I just ah, I just can't, can't stomach the water.

Chuck Aule: Nice music, who is that, Brahms?
Teddy Daniels: No. It's Mahler.

Teddy Daniels: They're experimenting on people here.
Chuck Aule: I don't know, boss. How can you believe a crazy guy?
Teddy Daniels: That's the beauty of it. Mental Patients make the perfect subjects, if they talk nobody listens to them!

Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Men like you are my specialty, you know. Men of violence.
Chuck Aule: Now, that's a hell of an assumption to make.
Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: No assumption, no, not at all. You misunderstand me. I said, you are 'men of violence'. I'm not accusing you of being violent men. That's quite different.

Chuck Aule: All I know is it's a mental hospital.
Teddy Daniels: ...for the criminally insane.

Teddy Daniels: So, what's our next move?
Chuck Aule: You tell me.
Teddy Daniels: I gotta get off this rock, Chuck. Get back to the mainland. Whatever the hell's going on here, it's bad.
Teddy Daniels: Don't worry, partner, they're not gonna catch us.
Chuck Aule: That's right, we're too smart for 'em.
Teddy Daniels: Yeah, we are, aren't we?
Teddy Daniels: You know, this place makes me wonder.
Chuck Aule: Yeah, what's that, boss?
Teddy Daniels: Which would be worse - to live as a monster? Or to die as a good man?

Teddy Daniels: You know, this place makes me wonder.
Chuck Aule: Yeah, what's that, boss?
Teddy Daniels: Which would be worse - to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?
Chuck Aule: Teddy?

Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.

We gotta get off this rock, Chuck.

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