Shutter Island


It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.

Shutter Island Trailer

Zine Assessment Task

Narrative - Shutter Island

Watch the film text, 'Shutter Island' by Martin Scorsese.

Make a list of all the Production & Story Elements employed by Director Scorsese.

Download the Zine Assessment task from this webpage.

Complete the 4 page colour Zine.

This requires students to complete a comprehensive film text analysis of, Shutter Island and submit their assessment task using the design conventions of print.

Student Example

Shutter Island - Film Text Analysis For a closer look at a student's film text analysis of Shutter Island, download the document - Shutter Island Film Text Analysis. Student: Sophie, Year 10 Extended Media 2015

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