It tells a life story about Andy Dufresne, a life sentenced convict who proclaims his innocence, who is sent to Shawshank prison. As he slowly integrates with prison life, he meets another man called Ellis, also known as Red, who he gradually becomes best friends with.
Andy gives the prisoners a gift of memory and says 'they can’t take that away from you '. - When Andy cracks jokes with the Red 's group he permanently integrates himself in the group. - Andy moved from one project to another first shaping rocks, then building a library then helping the Elvis wannabe Tommy get his high school equivalency. - Andy demonstrates restraint throughout the entire film. An example of a later act of his restraint is when he took only 370,000 of
If there is no medium closed up shots, it will make the film appear less individual than it is. Shawshank Redemption was a box office flop as it only earned 58millions dollar. it suffered from weak numbers of viewer because this film is competing with similar-themed films like Forest Gump(earned 677.9 millions dollar) and Pup Fiction(earned 213.9 million dollars). Although this film wasn 't really that attractive to the viewer compared to others film, but as time pass, it slowly gained more likes from the
Chapter II. Miramax In the year 1979, the brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein founded Miramax Studios. A small independent distribution company located in an office room in Buffalo, New York. At that time, the future for independent low-budget films didn't seem seem as if it would become successful. Most of the other Independent distributors had no success due to a number of factors including overproduction and mismanagement.
Disney witnessed its worse years in business in the following 18 years after Walt Disney’s demise. The company was so depended on Walt Disney for creativity and no one could fill this void. By late 1970s and early 1980s, the film division declines due to the dearth of Creativity. The financial performance of the company deteriorated from 1980 to 1983 and it was surviving solely due to its theme parks, which had remained popular and profitable. Moreover, Disney incurred heavy costs as it was investing in EPCOT and the new Disney Channel.
Brad Wete of Entertainment Weekly commented, "Galaxy offers useful tips, even if your animal’s not nuts.” #30: 60 Days In (2016-present) 60 Days In gives viewers a glimpse into life behind bars in Indiana’s Clark County Jail. Seven individuals volunteer to go undercover, spending 60 days as inmates in the jail with the goal of obtaining evidence of questionable or illegal activities within the jail that might be missed by the correctional officers and surveillance systems. While the show is captivating, imagining yourself in these situations is also chilling to the bone. #29: Running Wild with Bear Grylls (2014-present) The show follows British adventurer Bear Grylls and his attempts to push A-list celebrities into wild outdoor situations and out of their comfort zone. Past celebrities have included Zac Efron, Shaquille O’Neal, Julia Roberts and even former President Barack Obama.
The Shawshank redemption is about much more than just a young banker spending many years of his life in prison. It shows us the struggles inmates go through to adapt to an environment as harsh as prisons and how creating friendships with others helps the men get through the rough patches. The film demonstrates that prison is a world of its own, with its own rules and how many men struggle to fit back into society when they are released. Shawshank Redemption’s director, Frank Darabont, uses many brilliant film techniques to capture key scenes. A few examples of these are: when Andy first arrives at Shawshank an establishing shot is used to show the prison.
Within this essay I shall conduct a comparison between two different films those being The Shawshank Redemption (1997, dir. Frank Darabont) an American film about young convict Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) and the decades of his life inside the prison of Shawshank alongside Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding (Morgan Freeman) and comparing it to the French film, Amelie also known as La fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain (2001, Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet) which details the life of the title character Amelie as she goes about her life trying to help others around her. From first observations one would probably be confused at the selection of films being used for comparison since both films appear to be completely different on the surface, one is a Romantic comedy whilst the second is a Crime/Drama film. However after several viewings of both films, similarities started to appear which weren’t noticed from the first viewing of these films which peaked interest in writing about how these two completely different films are actually quite similar to one another, indeed they have their differences which will also be expressed and these differences also play a vital part in making these films individual mediums.
By the time the 1980s dawned, decline and degeneration had set in almost permanently. A number of factors were responsible for this. Rising costs of making films was a deterrent to good cinema. Further, the New Cinema Movement had started to peter out, thanks as much to a lack of proper distribution and marketing as to the self-indulgence of many of its practitioners and the changing economics of film making. Finally, none of the new actors and technicians who emerged measured up to the old guard who were slowly on their way out.
The newspaper was called Publick Occurrences both Foreign and Domestick, which was quickly shut down because a story of an affair between the king and his son’s wife was printed; free press was not in place yet (Domonick 106). Fourteen years later, John Campbell, the local Boston Postmaster, released the Boston News Letter with royal permission. The paper was not popular as it consisted a majority of reprinted news stories from European papers. Domonick states, “Cambell’s paper had only about 300 subscribers and never made a profit” (106). The newspaper industry was slow, but began to boom during the beginnings of the revolution.