Movie Review: The Shawshank Redemption, The Movie

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Marvin, N. (Producer), & Darabont, F. (Director). (1994). The Shawshank Redemption [Motion Picture]. United States: Castle Rock Entertainment. The Shawshank Redemption is a drama movie adapted from Stephen King’s novella entitled Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption which was published in 1982. The movie is written and directed by Frank Darabont and released on September 10 (Toronto), 23 (United States), 1994, starring Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne and Morgan Freeman as Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding. The movie tells the story about Andy’s way of dealing with his new long and winding road of life in prison with his best friend, Red, an Irishman who convicted of murder in 1927. The movie serves with Red’s friendly…show more content…
Andy plays the song through speakers so that all the prisoners can hear it and feel what he feels. As Red says in his voice-over narration, “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is I don’t want to know. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can 't be expressed in words and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away and for the briefest of moments every last man in Shawshank felt free.” The most attractive thing in the movie is the symbols. Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe large posters on the wall of Andy’s prison cell represent the outside world that he can’t reach. I believe it is a kind of encouragement for him to escape and free himself. Bible for the movie demonstrates the necessity of atonement and redemption. The hammer represents justice and revenge, and the rocks that Andy collects for sculpting symbolize courage. Overall, The Shawshank Redemption is the best movie I have ever seen that touch the soul. I highly recommend this. I would give 11 from 10 stars for this movie because it is very surprising, genius and creative—and well worth a few hours of your time. The Shawshank Redemption is a must
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