The Shawshank Redemption, an American drama, directed and written in 1994 by Frank Darabont is a classic even famous today. The film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who spent nineteen years of his life in the Shawshank state prison for the murder of his wife and her lover. The film, clearly exemplifies the hardships of the incarcerated inmates through characterisation in the form of Brooks Hatlan and Andy. This further creates institutionalisation as a means to redemption of one’s soul. Through the use of cinematography, imagery and shadowing, the director has been able to create the idea that incarceration acts as a catalyst to being instutionalised.
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.
3. Criteria/Reason 2: Topic Sentence: In addition, The Shawshank Redemption has an engaging plot filled with unexpected events, making the audience feel thrilled and surprised. Lead in/Evidence: The movie is narrated by Andy’s friend, Red. In the movie he narrates that Andy might be committing suicide. The next day Andy doesn’t come out of his cell, for a scary moment it seemed like Andy actually died.
Losing something that you have had for a long time can affect the way you act and feel. In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne, experiences the death of freedom. The movie follows Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. Andy Dufresne deals with the death of freedom by saving the captains money, building the library and escaping Shawshank Penitentiary.
The Shawshank’s Redemption is a such satire movie. The movie tell about the story when Andy in the jail. The main character Andy was framed by killed his wife and mistress. Andy was jailed, he would spend his all life in the jail. Prison suppose be the place to renew the criminal.
In the visual text Shawshank Redemption director, Frank Darabont, uncovers the impact of institutionalization on prisoners showing that in prisons inmates lose all self-reliance and fall into a monotonous routine forgetting the independence needed to survive in the outside world. There is an emphasis on this idea in the scene of Brooks’ demise. Darabont focuses on the techniques; lighting of Brooks’ face in the library, the slow dolly to his face in the bus, as well as acting, dialogue and a low angle shot to show the idea of institutionalization. Together they all show the impact institutionalization had on Brooks’. Brooks’ demise scene opens with a mid tracking shot of Brooks in the library being lit by light coming through the window freeing his pet crow, Jake.
The Shawshank Redemption Watching The Shawshank Redemption seemed rather appropriate now for Jurassic Park's dinosaurs still enthralled me during my teenage years. In the year of 1994, when mass audiences were still basking in the stories of Forrest Gump while most cinephiles were preoccupied with relative newcomer Quentin Tarantino, the Shawshank was not duly appreciated during the time it originally released, and yet at this point, it has achieved a cult-level popularity with its repeated airings on cable television. It is interesting to know that Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford were about to play the roles that Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman later fulfilled. I can even visualise Tom Cruise managing an elaborate machine gun
There is a reason why this film is rated one of the best Films ever according to IMDb. From the filming techniques, to portraying the symbolism within the film, Frank Darabont and the actors successfully create a spectacular film and re-invented Stephen King’s novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” exceptionally well. From the first scene within the Shawshank Prison, Darabont immediately depicts the blandness and the terror of the prison, as the prison walls are all painted in grey, prisoners clothes are striped grey and white, and the prison is surrounded by barbed-wired fences and mighty watch-towers, which possess gun-wielding guards. Andy Dufresne somehow brought light to a place covered in darkness. His persistent belief in “Hope”
Samuel Norton, the warden in the adaptation of Stephen King’s Shawshank Redemption, is embodied by the atmosphere of the prison. He is an apathetic, selfish man who knows how to take advantage of those around him. In the acclaimed motion picture Shawshank Redemption, Warden Norton displays religion as an agent of socialization; stage-two of Kohlberg’s morality development; and resocialization of the prison system. From the very moment the Warden is shown interacting with Andy Dufresne, religion was prominent in the way he acted. Religion is an agent of socialization--the people and
The Shawshank Redemption is a cinematographic film that was directed by Frank Darabont and released in the year 1994. The film takes into prospect and delves into a contagious view of hope, and how it is considered one of the strongest influences there are. Ellis Boyd Redding, a dynamic protagonist in The Shawshank Redemption once said that hope “is a dangerous thing.” The values placed in hope shape the belief in that one day the incarcerated heroes would leave the prison and return to an adjusted society. Hope can inspire, and deliver a message to shape the perspective of an individual being; societies, collectives and individuals look towards a brighter path of fate--a destiny that could one day become a reality. The rock hammer for example, was an item that was forged with false hope and humour that was procured in the beginning of the film by Red, as a