Shawshank Redemption Film Analysis

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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. The first similarity that appeared after viewing both films after one another is how the main characters of these films appear quite similar and even go through similar stages of character growth from the beginning to the end of their respective film’s narratives. Both Amelie and Andy begin
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