The most telling piece of evidence comes when Teddy dreams of "Andrew Laeddis," the firebug supposedly responsible for burning down his apartment complex. They become separated, and Teddy later sees what he believes to be Chuck's body on the rocks below. Shutter Island is a 2010 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Laeta Kalogridis, based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. [9] Filming ended on July 2, 2008.[10]. Because if he shows any sort of self-awareness, then it's over, they wouldn't want to lobotomize him. Before being led away, Andrew asks Sheehan if it would be better "to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?"

Marshal. In Teddy's hallucinations, Dolores delivers this line, as does Dr. Cawley when confronting Teddy with "the truth." Cutting allows the director to create a quick “flash” to an object like "[20] Dennis Lehane, however, said, "Personally, I think he has a momentary flash.… It's just one moment of sanity mixed in the midst of all the other delusions. On our soil?". Still, he ain't no "Andrew Laeddis," and the pair of doctors aren't actually "treating" him. Rather, what we see play out throughout the film is indeed an elaborate role-play in which the doctors at Shutter Island aggressively attempt to implant a specific memory into Teddy's mind—namely, that he is actually a man by the name of Andrew Laeddis who compassionately murdered his psychotic wife after she drowned their three children. Add in the fact that Teddy is adept at creating quick, on-the-fly car bombs, and you've got more than enough reason to suspect that Teddy is actually the pyromaniac responsible for burning down his apartment complex. For Christ's sake, we fought a goddamn war to stop them and now I found out it may be happening here?

lighthouse in the rough water; the jagged cliffs; the scary inmates.

But no matter how hard they try, they still fail. In one instance, she tells Teddy that Solando is still on the island—as is Laeddis, who everyone claims was never there. The most dangerous "patients" are housed in an old Civil War fort. when Teddy Daniels is reading Rachel Solando’s journal and the word “RUN” is In fact, he never mentions his children at all, even when recalling the fact that his wife died in a fire that killed four people. "When he asks the question, he does it in such a way that, if he were to say it as a statement... then there's no solution here but to stop the lobotomy. We're here to correctly diagnose what's wrong amidst all of the insanity, and we've got plenty of evidence to back it all. "I think that in one moment, for a half a second sitting there in that island he remembered who he was and then he asks that question and he quickly sort of lets it go. In the film's much-debated final scene, the elaborate brainwashing project appears to have failed, with Teddy outwardly assuming the role of U.S.