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The Shawshank Redemption

Based on the Stephen King novel “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”. Tim Robbins stars as Andy Dufresne, a successful young banker who is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Andy is sent to Shawshank prison, place where brutality from both guards and other prisoners is common. Andy makes friends with Red (Morgan Freeman), a lifer who has already spent many years inside. Red smuggles items into the prison for the other prisoners. Red soon discovers that...

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The Shanshank Redemption The movie The Shawshank Redemption, written and directed by Frank Darabont and based on a novel by Stephen King, displays excitement and suspense. Mercifully free of cheap horror and overwrought dialogue, this 1994 release celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. The movie opens in 1947 as Andy Dufrense, a prominent New England banker, stands trial for murdering his wife and her lover. Although Andy insists his innocence, the jury finds him guilty. As Andy struggles...

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Adrian Sanchez Intro to Film 1 Sharri Hefner 4/20/13 Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a drama film released in 1994 written and directed by Frank Darabont. The overall theme of The Shawshank Redemption is the burden of isolation and imprisonment. Each of the inmates inside Shawshank Prison is locked up metaphorically as well as literally. Most prisoners in Shawshank redemption are there for life sentences. All that time behind the walls have changed the way the prisoners...

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“Everyone needs freedom.” Discuss this idea in light of your study of The Shawshank Redemption. The walls of Shawshank are both confining and comforting for the men they imprison. The Shawshank Redemption takes a dual approach to ideas of freedom, exploring both the need for a sense of freedom and the desire to remain in the security of the institution. Andy’s twenty-year struggle to escape represents the profound human need to be free. The enjoyment of the prisoners as they share beers...

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The Shawshank Redemption is an uplifting drama about the need for people to break their emotional shackles before they can become truly free. The movie revolves around the two characters Andrew Dufresne and Red. Andy Dufresne, is sent to Shawshank Prison for the murder of his wife and secret lover. He is very isolated and lonely at first, but realizes there is something deep inside your body, that people can't touch and get to....'HOPE'. Andy becomes friends with prison 'fixer' Red (Morgan Freeman)...

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Frank Darabont’s mysterious film “The Shawshank Redemption” is a deep meaningful representation of friendship within a prison. It shows us how hope can be encountered in a dark and deceitful place, how both literal and figurative walls trap Andy. To the end, Darabont uses symbolism in his description of setting, in his use of camera angles and Lighting. The setting of “The Shawshank Redemption” is replete with potent symbolism.The shawshank prison is a dark, deceitful place of confinement where...

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The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a very unique movie which involves many different personalities and underlying themes. The personalities of the inmates are very interesting and when they are combined they create a very fascinating plot which looks at prison life in a interesting and different perspective than one normally thinks. The main characters are Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) and Eliss "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman). These characters are well complimented by the wise...

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Analysis of The Shawshank Redemption While there often appears to be just a story line in a movie, many different techniques are used to give a deeper meaning to the scenario. This is evident in the movie, The Shawshank Redemption. The story begins when Andy Dufresne, a young vice president of a prestigious Portland, Maine bank, is wrongfully convicted of killing his wife and her lover. He is then sent to jail where he learns lessons about life through his friends and becomes part of a corrupt...

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Shawshank redemption is more than a film about prison, it is a film about hope, friendship and inhumanity and among other aspects of society . The main character of the film Andy is being accused, tried and convicted wrongly of a double murder that he always confessed his innocent and never lost the hope of that one day his innocent will be proven and he would get his freedom back and he also teaches other prisoners about hope. It is also a film about friendship and human interaction between Andy...

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The Shawshank Redemption. - movie reviews Richard Alleva Some wise guy might dismiss The Shawshank Redemption as Son of Cool Hand Luke. So it is, but it's more than that. Frank Darabont's adaptation of a Stephen King novella seems to respond to the old Paul Newman movie, amend it, complete it. A well-bred young banker is sent to serve a life term in Shawshank prison in Maine after being unjustly convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) seems to be a pragmatic...

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