Shutter Island
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Continuity mistake: When Teddy's kids are lying dead on the grass, the position of the girl's arms keeps changing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During Teddy's interrogation of Bridget Kearns, she takes Teddy's notebook and writes something on the page to the left. Yet, when he shows the notebook to Chuck Aule, all of Bridget's writing is on the page to the right.

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Continuity mistake: When Teddy's kids are lying dead on the grass, the position of the girl's arms keeps changing between shots.

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Dr. John Cawley: We don't know how she got out of her room. It's as if she evaporated, straight through the walls.

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Trivia: During the ferry approach at the start, we are shown Shutter Island. In actuality this is a combination of Peddocks Island (the decaying brick buildings), Maine's Acadia National Park, Massachusetts' Medfield State Hospital, and Turner Hill Country Club's Rice Estate (located in Ipswich, MA), which were combined via CGI. Additionally, the mountainous region of the island (shown as the ferry approaches) was also CGI, and added in post-production.

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Question: Why does Teddy have a cut with a plaster (band-aid) on his forehead throughout the film?

Answer: He was in an altercation with the patient in ward C prior to returning to ward C and talking with him again. It was an injury sustained in the past due to that.

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Answer: The bandage is a symbol indicating when and when not Teddy is caught in his delusions. When the bandage is on he is delusional, thinking he is the marshal finding out all the dark secrets of the facility. When the bandage is absent he is lucid and aware of his past crimes and his own delusions.

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