Monday, April 12, 2010

Mentally unstable

Psychiatry makes a great subject of films. I watched Shutter Island alone and found myself wondering about a lot of things. My thoughts were, for the most part, disturbing. For instance, I was asking myself how I could ever be so sure of my sanity. What if, like Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Di Caprio), I just made my own reality—that the world in which I live and function as Lance Catedral is a world invented by my mind, and that there is a real, external world out there?

It's these deeply philosophical questions that the movie makes you think about. The film is beautifully made, masterfully crafted—I mean, we're talking about Martin Scorsese here.

1 comment:

  1. "that the world in which I live and function as Lance Catedral is a world invented by my mind, and that there is a real, external world out there?"

    Naisip ko lang. Kasi mahilig ako sa dolls (dati, obviously haha). And I remember wondering paano kung doll lang din pala ako? and that while I thought I had free will, meron naman palang huge invisible hand na nagcocontrol sakin. But I was a younger then, so my mental picture was literally a huge invisible hand around me like how I was gripping my doll. Hahaha :D

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