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August 24, 2009


In case you haven't seen the Shutter Island trailer enough

Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese's new movie Shutter Island, the movie with the trailer I've seen more times than any other trailer in my entire life, isn't going to be released this October after all, but is getting moved all the way to some time in February 2010.

Which means, I guess, that the studio doesn't think it's a serious Oscars contender, so they're not going to waste their marketing budget on a big For Your Consideration push for this movie.

I feel like I've already seen the thing several times, because the trailer's been there at at least 6 different movies I've seen in the theater lately. Let me recreate for you the scene with the guard at the mental institution and Leonardo DiCaprio, both using this strange, stilted, Boston-accented speech where no one uses any contractions:

Guard: "You ahh hereby requiuhed to surrenduh yah fiahahms."

Leo: "We ahh dooly appointed federal mahshals."

Guard: "But during your stay, you will obey protocol. Gentlemen. Welcome to Shuttuh Island."


I'm looking forward to a time when Scorsese is finished with the Boston accents. Don't any other regions of the country have gritty but haunted blue-collar white people in them?

Anyway, now that there are four more months for this movie to be promoted, you'll have many more chances to watch the trailer and see that scary old bald lady doing the "shh!" gesture, Michelle Williams looking sad and accusatory holding a bottle of whiskey, and Jackie Earle Haley, who I suspect will be the best part of the movie, telling Leo he's a rat in a maze.

Also, you can watch this trailer one hundred times and still only barely catch that Mark Ruffalo is in it. Which he is! There's also Elias Koteas, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, and Max freaking von Sydow. Awesome.

Now that Shutter Island has moved off of its original October 2 date, we're going to get a bunch of other good movies released then instead: A Serious Man, Zombieland, and Whip It.

categories: Movies
posted by amy at 10:55 PM | #

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I haven't seen the trailer yet, and this post really made me laugh. Excellent work typing out those accents. :)

Posted by: Ari Moore at August 25, 2009 11:29 AM

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