Theme Of Hope In The Shawshank Redemption

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In the film The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont, the main message in the film is hope and fear. The main purpose of the opening scene is to introduce us from Andy Dufrense the main character who has been accused as a murderer of his wife and her lover. Moreover, the opening sequence is significant because it shows Andy 's transformation from being a regular civilian to a criminal in high security prison. Basically, this report will focus on the opening scene were the director has mainly focused on the film techniques to show the message of hope and fear. The director has used visual technique to get his message across. At the beginning of the film actors name are listed on the screen along with the title of the film all white with black background. The message has shown extremely early in the film which highlights the fact that there is light in the dark showing hope. This shows that director is trying to portrait the message of hope from the beginning of the film. Also, audience get to understand the main theme of "hope." A verbal feature used is the opening titles of the film "If I didn 't care" the sound is uncertain and non-diegetic in nature. The sound then turns into diegetic as the camera shot of Andy 's radio comes into frame. Both sound effects are inspirational hope in Andy 's life. The director has used the verbal technique to create the feeling of tension. And also, to set the mood of audience. Another visual feature is the use of mid shot of
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