Saturday, August 01, 2009

'shutter island': cia mind control is just fiction, right?

this film is still a few months away, but i recently saw the trailer before the disappointing 'public enemies'. it only took a few moments before i thought, "gee, i wonder who the bad guy is in this movie?"

'shutter island': cia mind control is just fiction, right?from harper collins: The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, “Startlingly original.” The Washington Post raves, “Brilliantly conceived and executed.” A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this remote and barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under constant surveillance. As a killer hurricane bears relentlessly down on them, a strange case takes on even darker, more sinister shades - with hints of radical experimentation, horrifying surgeries, and lethal countermoves made in the cause of a covert shadow war. No one is going to escape Shutter Island unscathed, because nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. But then neither is Teddy Daniels.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Considering that the script itself step by step mirrors the process of brainwashing a subject, I would say that Hollywood has entered a new era where vicarious thought provoking entertainment is being replaced by out and out mindfuck techniques of control. Consider that most people today are not readers and rely on Hollywood innuendoes as a repalcement for history and fact.


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