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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 Shawshank Redemption is an inspiring story about Andy Dufreine and his efforts to maintain hope and his own survival. The film begins with the story of Andy Dufresne, a young vice president of a prestigious Portland bank, is wrongfully convicted of killing his wife and her lover. He is then sent to a jail where he learns the lessons about life from a few of the inmates, which eventually leads to him being a part of a corrupt scheme to launder money for the warden. But after nineteen years, Andy...

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Corrections February 26, 2012 “The Shawshank Redemption” Prison has always been a place of intrigue for people who have not spent time behind the bars of justice. Countless movies have been made to feed that intrigue by depicting prison life, but most have been grossly inaccurate. The effectiveness of a prison system relies on the rehabilitation process that is enacted by each prison; this process is usually overlooked in most movies. “The Shawshank Redemption” shows how movies misinterpret rehabilitation...

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Task: Examine how the themes of hope and power are depicted in "The Shawshank Redemption". You should make reference to at least two of characterization, setting, key scenes, mise-en-scene (including lighting, costume, ect) music, camera angles or any other feature you feel is important. In the film "The Shawshank Redemption" Frank Darobont has used characterization, camera angles and mise-en-scene to depict the themes of hope and power. Now the film is about a man called Andy and he is wrongly...

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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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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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The Shawshank Redemption is a film displaying the impact of being institutionalized and hope and how powerful it is. The film is revolved around two main characters Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) who has been sent to Shawshank prison for the murder of his wife and her lover and Red (Morgan Freeman) who also was sent to Shawshank for murder has been in Shawshank a lot longer than Andy he is referred to as "the man who can get things." The effects of being Institutionalized in this film is in both brooks...

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Final Project- Shawshank Redemption What is the dominant perspective in the correctional institutions that are took place in your viewed movie? I choose to watch The Shawshank Redemption; the dominant perspective in the correctional institution that took place in this movie was a get-tough perspective. It is believed that society needs to “get even” with those who do social harm and feel that the longer a person is incarcerated the less likely they will be able to commit another crime. What do...

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In the film “Shawshank Redemption” directed by Frank Darabont it shows that good and evil personalities are shown as opposite to the stereotypes society holds. One expects characters like the warden and the guards to be good people and the prisons to be the bad people yet they are proved different after watching the film. The use of different cinematic techniques such as lighting, camera angles, music and different shots are used in the film to display the powerful difference between good and evil...

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