Favorite Movie

Topics: The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Freeman, 67th Academy Awards Pages: 3 (999 words) Published: October 4, 2010
My Favorite Movie

In the 1880s, the first silent movie, titled ‘Roundhay Garden Scene’ was produced by Louis Le Prince in the United Kingdom. Since then, movie making technology had progressed and the methods of storytelling became more interesting. There are a variety of movie genres nowadays, but the genres do not necessarily reflect the true quality of a movie. For example, a person could be entertained and learn more from watching a comedy movie, in which the values of friendship, honesty and teamwork are shown rather than watching a clichéd horror movie that has no positive values at all. I believe that a good movie such as ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (which is my all-time favorite movie) should not only entertain and able to relate to all audiences, but also promote good values as the ones mentioned above. Therefore, I would like to share the positive values I had learn from the movie, explain how those values affected my life and raise my readers’ awareness about the noble values that a movie can teach.

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ revolves around a banker, Andy Dufresne who is wrongly convicted of killing his wife and sent to the Shawshank prison to serve life sentence. The rest of the movie describes Andy’s life in prison and his eventual escape 20 years later. When I first heard about this movie, I did not pay attention because I thought it was just another violent prison movie. However, I did watch the movie and the experience gave me a new perspective on life. There were a few personal reasons for that. First of all, I learnt about the effects of real determination, and I believed that the character of Andy really helped me to change my attitude, from being lazy and unmotivated into a completely determined person. Although wrongly convicted, Andy was able to survive 20 years in the prison. In order to escape, Andy dug a hole inside his prison cell (which he covered with a poster) using a very small hammer he obtained from his best friend, Red....
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