The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
The Director of the Film and his Vision
This film was directed by Frank Darabont. Darabont's vision all started the day he read Stephen King's Novella, Rita Hayworth & The Shawshank Redemption. "It was a story that captured my imagination and sent my heart soaring. It also instilled in me the hope that, someday, I might be lucky enough to put it on film." It took him nine-years of developing his craft, learning about life, studying the art of directing, and then of course to make The Shawshank Redemption. The Genre to Which Your Chosen Text Belongs
I would say that the best Genre to which the Shawshank Redemption belongs to would be drama, though it has elements of comedy and various other genres. Summary of Film
Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940’s, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner. These two men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Critical Evaluation of Film
The screenplay written for The Shawshank Redemption is exact and precise, everything in the movie complements the development of characters and presents underlying motifs such as prisoner's dependence from long term incarceration, prisoner camaraderie, and feelings of hope in hopeless situations. The plot has a smart climax that is not fully understandable until the last few scenes. The ending is a total surprise as to how Andy escapes from Shawshank. The dialogue is also clever and witty at times. Personal Opinion on the Film
This is one of my favourite films. I love this film. It's a story about hope and dreams and one whose emotional impact is as great as the Pacific Ocean is blue. It's a simple story elegantly and...