Paper Assignment Sociology 100 Del Blake Dr. Whitaker 1. The film that I chose to analyze was Shawshank Redemption. The movie Shawshank Redemption was released September 23, 1994 and told the story of Andy Dufresene. A hot shot banker who finds himself convicted of a crime he said he didn’t commit, the murder of his wife and her lover. In 1947 he was sent to Shawshank Prison where the story revolved around Andy’s transformation to prison life and his journey as an inmate in the prison.
As a result, Andy is sent to serve a lifelong sentence Shawshank prison where he meets characters such as Red and Brooks. Right away, he is abused by other inmates who not only harass and assault him, but he is sexually assaulted as well. Nonetheless, he is shown to keep his spirits high and he continuously fights them off. Eventually, he is placed to work in the library with Brooks, an
Andy Dufresne is a banker who is being convicted guilty of committing the murder of his wife after she cheated on him. He is serving two life sentences in Shawshank Prison located in Maine. Andy knows his capabilities, perhaps that was one of his only strengths, other than hope itself. Andy is a firm believer in that “hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies” (The Shawshank Redemption). Being aware of this, Andy tries with all of his mighty soul to find himself.
The four partners of the company meet to find a solution. For the company 's salvation, one of them must be in prison for seven years. Naturally, no one wants to waste 7 years. The criminal agrees with a mediator to facilitate the selection of the person to be assumed. In the mediator match these 4 friends try to decide who will go to jail by questioning their partnerships and friends.
The main character is busy barricading the house to make it safer, Mr. Cooper is in the basement waiting for Ben to do all the work and take all the risks, much like slave owners did many years ago. Correspondingly, throughout the movie Ben is betrayed and held back by the white people around him, just as the African Americans have been for many years. The ending of this film is very graphic and symbolic, as it shows the African American character being murdered and treated like something other than human, he is shot, but there are no repercussions for the shooter, instead he is praised by the sheriff. After Ben is shot the hunting party is shown sinking their meat hooks into him to bring Ben’s body to the fire to be burned. While meat hooks are used by butchers to move meat, they are also used to hang meat, which is symbolic because of all the African Americans that have been hung by radical assemblies.
In an overarching summary, Stevenson begins with the story of Walter McMillan, a young black man who is put on trial for murdering an 18-year old white woman named Ronda Morrison. The chapters often alternates between narrating McMillan’s trial and his journey towards justice. Stories of other wrongfully persecuted individuals are recounted as well, with one case being that of a 14-year old boy named Charlie who was sentenced to life in prison for killing his mother’s abusive boyfriend. These two cases will be further discussed later. To begin, the first chapter, titled Mockingbird Players, starts with Stevenson, who had already been an established member of the bar (American Bar Association), in both Georgia and Alabama.
Morgan Freeman plays Red, narrated the story of Andy and his life in Shawshank. Bob Gluten plays Warden Norton, and William Sadler plays Heywood, James Whitmore plays Brooks who is all friend with Red and Andy in the prison. Clancy Brown plays Hadley, the lead prison guard.The actors that are chosen for this film are perfect for their roles. Morgan Freeman is an excellent and layered actor as in the novella Red is written as a middle-aged Irishman with red hair hence in the movie Morgan Freeman needs to brings out the image of an middle-aged Irishman to the watcher which was quite challenging for him as he is an African American but he indeed he did a great job. As for Tim Robbins,his acting is definitely on point in fact wonderful as he is really convincing and he has make the watcher feels like they are with him in the
The Shawshank Redemption is about Andy Dufresne’s (acted by Tim Robbins) life in fictional Shawshank State Penitentiary after he was wrongly sentenced to 2 consecutive life sentences in 1947. This movie was adapted from Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The movie is about time, patience, loyalty and how Andy and “Red” Redding’s (acted Morgan Freeman) friendship budded through serving their life sentences and how they helped each other fight despair. This might seem trivial and not sexy like other movies, but the characters seem to amaze me with every scene. The story is narrated by "Red", he has been inside the four walls of Shawshank Prison for a very long time and is its leading entrepreneur.
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.
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.