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  • Shawshank Redemption

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    Shawshank Redemption Shawshank redemption tells the story of a banker, Andy Dufresne played by Tim Robbins, who has been wrongly accused of murdering his wife and her lover after, Discovering their affair in 1947. Andy knows that he has not committed this heinous Crime, but he has just been convicted and must serve two life sentences at the Shawshank State Penitentiary where his life begins a momentous change. Upon arriving to the Shawshank State Penitentiary Andy befriends Ellis “Red” Redding

  • The Shawshank Redemption

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    The Shawshank Redemption is a prison movie that is based on a book by Stephen King and directed by Frank Darabont. The movie is not the average bloody horror movie; instead, it takes you to a place where your worst nightmares come alive. The tremendous performance by Morgan Freeman and other actors has truly brought this film to life. The emotions characters portrayed were so real that every one could feel compassion toward them. The Shawshank Redemption, a contribution to the working man, illustrates

  • The Shawshank Redemption

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    The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 film written and directed by Frank Darabont. Andy Dufresne is a banker who is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and his lover, he is sentenced to two back to back life sentences at Shawshank State Penitentiary. While Andy is serving his life sentences he closely befriends a few inmates one of these men being Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding. Throughout the movie Darabont influences the emotions of the viewers by showing how one prisoner can restore hope and the effects

  • The Shawshank Redemption

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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 and

  • The Shawshank Redemption

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    The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption" is a movie about time, patience and loyalty, which is about how two men serving life sentences in prison become friends and find a way to fight off despair. The scene I am studying is the one when Andy escapes from the Shawshank prison. The main actors in this film are Tom Robbins as Andy Dufresne, Morgan Freeman as Red and Bob Gunton as Warden Norton. Settings are an important factor in a scene. The setting can give clues to what

  • The Shawshank Redemption

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    The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a film based on a book by Stephen King set in an American prison starting in 1947. The film looks at the lives of the two main characters Andy Dufresne and Ellis Redding, their existence within the harsh prison system and their unlikely friendship. In this piece I will explain how these two central characters are represented in the film and how the director Frank Darabont is able to use different techniques of film making to enhance scenes

  • The Shawshank Redemption

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    The Shawshank Redemption Wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, banker Andy Dufresne arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947 with a life sentence. On arriving at the prison gate with the other inmates, "Red" Redding bet his buddies that Andy would be the first of the new inmates to break that night. Andy would prove him wrong many times over the years. Although pleading innocent, he quickly adapts to prison life keeping himself quiet and reserved from the other

  • Shawshank Redemption

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    The genre that Shawshank Redemption fits into the closest would be a mix between mystery and film noir, because it isn’t fully mysterious but it does leave you wondering what will happen next. The film fits into a mystery category but is a flexible genre because it allows for adaptation of the film because there are not any film’s that are about prison life from a third party point of view that involves redemption but not in the way you would expect it. The Shawshank Redemption is more of a sub-genre

  • Analysis Of The Shawshank Redemption

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    The Power of Hope The Shawshank Redemption is a phenomenal film directed by Frank Darabont. This drama was released on September 23rd, 1994. There are two main characters throughout the film. Tim Robbins plays the role of Andrew Dufrasne, also known as “Andy”. Morgan Freeman plays the role of Ellis Boyd Redding, also known as “Red”. The plot, theme, tone, setting, and characters of The Shawshank Redemption allow the viewer to enjoy the movie. Personally, I believe this movie is superior and all

  • The Shawshank Redemption

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    tension and the unexpected in the escape scene of The Shawshank Redemption? The Shawshank Redemption is an impressive, engrossing piece of film-making from director Frank Darabont who adapted horror master Stephen King's 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption for his first feature film. Through out the film, tension is added in many ways. In the scenes leading up to the escape scene, and the actual escape scene of The Shawshank Redemption, Darabont, creates tension and the unexpected