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The Shawshank Redemption

Director: Frank Darabont

Author: Stephen King & Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton

ABOUT: The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption, a much-loved and extremely underrated basic, launched within the 12 months 1994 with a working time of two hours 22 minutes, relies on the novella by Stephen King which fits by the title “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”. 

I’ve virtually misplaced depend of the variety of instances I’ve watched this film, but I’m at all times wanting phrases in the case of writing about it. This film wasn’t an immediate hit when it was launched however finally gained reputation by phrase of mouth after being nominated for the Academy Awards. I really feel bewildered that it didn’t win in any of the classes. Written and directed by Frank Darabont, the film begins with the track “I did not care” by “The Ink Spots” whereas Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) who’s a banker, will get two life sentences again to again for the homicide of his spouse and her lover and is shipped to the Shawshank State Penitentiary. 

The movie revolves round Andy’s life in jail thereafter and the way he copes up with the truth that he’s certainly sentenced to life regardless of professing to be harmless. All the film is narrated by Ellis “Crimson” Redding (Morgan Freeman) who’s a fellow prisoner and the complete film is proven from his perspective somewhat than Andy’s. Morgan Freeman’s narration makes watching Shawshank an expertise of a lifetime. By no means within the historical past of cinema have I ever seen a extra good film that revolves round Hope, Friendship, Religion, and Human connection. 

Shawshank will not be a jail film per se. It’s extra about life’s philosophy than only a piece of leisure. 


Financial institution Service provider Andy Dufresne is convicted of the homicide of his spouse and her lover, and sentenced to life imprisonment at Shawshank jail. Life appears to have taken a flip for the more severe, however fortuitously, Andy befriends among the different inmates, specifically a personality identified solely as Crimson. Over time Andy finds methods to stay out life with relative ease as one can in a jail, leaving a message for all that whereas the physique could also be locked away in a cell, the spirit can by no means be really imprisoned.


The background rating by Thoman Newman expresses a lot greater than any phrases may categorical. The scene the place Andy locks himself in a jail workplace and performs “Duettino-Sull’aria” duet on loudspeaker from Mozart’s opera is maybe one of many biggest scenes within the historical past of movies. Crimson narrates “I do not know to at the present time what these two Italian women had been singing about. The reality is I do not wish to know. Some issues are higher left unsaid. I prefer to assume they had been singing about one thing so lovely it might probably’t be expressed into phrases, it might probably’t be expressed into phrases, and makes your heartache due to it”. That complete scene sums up the great thing about the music. 

The cinematography of The Shawshank Redemption is solely unbelievable. Using lighting and shadows all through the movie is easy but so efficient. It units the tone so exactly that it doesn’t miss to make the viewers perceive the character’s phycology and his frame of mind. All through the movie we see the characters surrounded by partitions which makes us really feel claustrophobic and ultimately when Crimson goes out to fulfill his pal Andy as a free man, one sees the gorgeous view of the Pacific ocean, and Crimson narrating his last phrases “I hope to see my pal and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue because it has been in my desires. I hope” goes out to say a lot. 

There are such a lot of impactful scenes that by no means fail to maneuver me and shatter my coronary heart each single time I watch them. All of the actors have given such unparalleled performances. Bob Gunton because the corrupt Warden, William Sadler as Heywood, Clancey Brown as Capt. Hedley is solely terrific. James Whitmore’s character Brooks Halten (one among my favourites) offers a giant lump in my throat each time I see him dwelling outdoors the partitions which have institutionalized him. Brooks unable to regulate to his new life and lacking his pet Jake (the crow) makes me ache in so many locations I didn’t even know existed. I’ve by no means seen a greater efficiency. To cite Andy “Hope is an effective factor. Possibly one of the best of issues and no good factor ever dies” is maybe the most important life lesson for me. This film has made me cry, smile, made my eyes misty, made me really feel indignant, made me really feel hopeful, and made me really feel all of the sorts of feelings a human is able to. My phrases can by no means do justice to this film regardless of how a lot ever I write about it.  

Shawshank for me is a love affair that’s going to final a lifetime. 


I’ve to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are simply too vivid. 

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