What if an amateur had written Shutter Island

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What if an amateur had written Shutter Island

Postby Martino » Nov 07, 2014 1:15 pm

Hello everyone,

If Shutter Island hadn't been a novel and the screenplay had been written by an amateur, would it have been taken into production? What are the chances. I know it's a weird question but I'm just wondering.

Thanks for any replies!

Martino Sleegherione

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Re: What if an amateur had written Shutter Island

Postby Chris Huntley » Nov 07, 2014 5:33 pm

Too many variables. If it had the cast attached, my guess it would have. I am unfamiliar with the backstory of bringing it to the screen.

It's has a twist popular in fiction, which has been around for so long that it is cliche, in my opinion. The production value and cast in the film was outstanding. Whether or not they were sufficient to compensate for the expected unexpected ending, I can't say.
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