Review of the shawshank redemption

You better get used to that idea. Andy sits in the shadows. Just as a prison in Ohio stood in for a fictional one in Maine, the beach scene showing Andy and Red's reunion in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, was actually shot in the Caribbean on the island of Saint Croixone of the U.

Only Andy Robbins holds onto hope.

Indicative Lighting Luckily, for the sake of the film, Darabont forms a winning collaboration with cinematographer Roger Deakins.

Yeah, I think it would be fair to say I liked Andy from the start. Shawshank encompasses friendships, hardships, hopes, and dreams. She said Darabont felt this was a "commercial, sappy" ending, but Glotzer wanted the audience to see them together.

Soon, all the guards at Shawshank are coming to Andy for his accounting knowledge, including Warden Norton, who hires Andy to keep the books on his corrupt money-laundering deals.

Watching the film again, I admired it even more than the first time I saw it. You can just work on something, work on it, you can be doing it everyday of your life, just keep doing something, and sooner or later, your life can mean something.

But in the internet age, a new generation of Millenials holds up a new contender: Prepare to be moved speedreid 8 February I have never seen such an amazing film since I saw The Shawshank Redemption.

According to Darabont, harmonica player Tommy Morgan "casually delivered something dead-on perfect on the first take", and this is heard in the finished film.

After being confirmed for the role, he used the wig in the film's early scenes until his hair re-grew. Immediately, the prison becomes a character.

Payoff All three images are visually connected in familiar image. Andy's integrity is an important theme in the story line, especially in prison, where integrity is lacking. In the prison theater, the inmates watch the film Gildabut this scene was originally intended to feature The Lost Weekend Within seconds of the end credits, our votes have already been cast on IMDB.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

A director friend of mine who studied film at the world famous FAMU in Prague said his professors despised how popular Shawshank has become. It elevates them to the level of symbolism and purpose. Freeman has described Red's story as one of salvation as he is not innocent of his crimes, unlike Andy who finds redemption.

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Andy sits on the ground, leaning against a prison wall to the right of the frame as Red enters from the left. A general audience trend towards action films starring the likes of Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger was also considered to work against the commercial success of The Shawshank Redemption.

The contrast between academic listology and popular listology was striking. Darabont and Deakins use a classic half-lit technique with the Warden, as the Warden speaks to Tommy in the courtyard at night.

A young convict imprisoned for burglary in [5] [10] James Whitmore as Brooks Hatlen: For anyone who sees it, it is a moment never to be forgotten. A similar shot was previously used by Ernst Lubitsch in Ninotchka Hell, we coulda been tarring the roof of one of our own houses.

Tommy, who in the novella trades his evidence exonerating Andy for transfer to a nicer prison, in the screenplay is murdered on the orders of Warden Norton, who is a composite of several warden characters in King's story.

The elderly prison librarian, imprisoned since the early s [11] The cast also includes: It casts its shadow over most of the film, its tall stone walls stretching above every shot. The piece was initially written for a solo oboe, until Newman reluctantly agreed to add harmonica—a reference to the harmonica Red receives from Andy to continue his message of hope.

Whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Some vindication came when Shawshank was nominated for seven Oscars, but that faded quick when it won none.

The brutal captain of the prison guards [8] [9] Gil Bellows as Tommy Williams: It pays off as well, as the tedium of prison life makes the climax that much more exhilarating.

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He felt that it already elicited such strong emotions without music that he found it difficult to compose one that would elevate scenes without distracting from them. Second, the film is so effective in entertaining that it feels like it must be superficial, when upon closer inspection, moments of brilliance are everywhere.

And you hope that a film you are a part of will be one that stands the test of time. Sep 23,  · "The Shawshank Redemption" is a movie about time, patience and loyalty -- not sexy qualities, perhaps, but they grow on you during the subterranean progress of this story, which is about how two men serving life sentences in prison become friends and find a way to fight off despair/5.

The Shawshank Redemption is an amazing film about a man named Andy who is given 2 life sentences in prison for being accused of murdering his wife and her new lover. The opening scene of the movie is probably the most captivating opening I've ever seen.

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by Frank Darabont. With Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler. Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

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% Guaranteed. NO MARKINGS AT ALL!! SHIPS OUT FAST FROM AMAZON'S WAREHOUSE!! The Shawshank Redemption is a American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence.

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