Bob Gunton Essays

  • Analysis Of The Shawshank Redemption

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    "The Shawshank Redemption" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 1994, and opened a few weeks later. It got good reviews but it did not do good business as it does not have an interesting title and it was a "prison drama" which did not attract women. It contained almost no action, it starred actors who were respected but not big stars, and it was a long 142 minutes. This was a movie that needed word-of-mouth to find an audience, and indeed business was slowly but steadily growing when

  • Ethical Dilemma In The Shawshank Redemption

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    He used to carve it the whole night and get the small pieces of rock in his clothes and throws it off in the Exercise yard. He used to put a big poster to hide whatever he has tried to dig so far. On the night of escape Andy wore Warden Norton’s (Bob Gunton) prison 's shoes to his cell, catching a lucky break when no one notices. He packed some papers and Norton 's clothes into a plastic bag, tied it to himself with the rope he 'd asked for, and escaped through his hole. The tunnel he 'd excavated

  • Versus Movie Analysis

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    The second collaboration between Tak Sakaguchi and Ryuhei Kitamura after "Versus," resulted in a film very similar in themes and aesthetics with the splatter and cult favorite. A family on vacation runs on a group of bank robbers near na isolated forest. The gangsters take the family as hostages but soon after, a samurai rises from the grave and attacks them. Sometime later, some policeman who were pursuing the robeers arrive in the same place only to be ambushed by a zombie who seems to have organized

  • Incarceration In The Shawshank Redemption

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    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

  • 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

  • On The Waterfront Analysis

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    Elia Kazan’s 1954 film On the Waterfront is a crime drama starring legendary actor Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy, a former prize-fighting boxer turned dock worker employed by Johnny Friendly (portrayed by Lee J. Cobb), the corrupt leader of the local dock workers union. After witnessing the murder of a fellow co-worker and friend, Joey Doyle, Terry is faced with the difficult decision of speaking against Friendly, a long-time family friend and the boss of his older brother Charley, in court in relation

  • Lord Of War Film Analysis

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    Released in 2005, Lord of War is a crime war film, with the beginning set in the 1980s when the Cold War had begun to thaw. The time frame of the film sheds light on the dark world of illicit arms trafficking, a global menace that has claimed lots of lives since the end of the Cold War. Yuri Orlov is an opportunistic businessman who finds fortune after the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union. Huge reserves of Soviet weapons became available at bargain rates, and as billions of dollars'

  • The Green Mile Analysis

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    The Green Mile a 1999 file based on a Stephen King novel set in 1935. It follows a man named Paul as he tells his story of being a prison officer in a penitentiary. He oversees death row inmates during this time, where he meets a black man named John Coffey who was convicted of the murder of two young white girls. Soon, Paul and his fellow officers discover after John’s arrival they discover his ability to heal those who are sick and suffering. Paul is conflicted with going through John’s execution

  • 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

  • Rehabilitation In Shawshank's Redemption

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    Is prison effective as rehabilitation for wrong-doers in the US? Shawshank’s Redemption, an all-time best movie produced in 1994 starred and led by actors Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. A story about two imprisoned men’s experience with the corrupted prison institution through their way of self-redemption. There is a line, which was well read by Morgan Freeman, I am particularly fond of. Here I quote ‘These walls are funny. First you hate them, then you get used to them. Enough time passes, you

  • Evolution Of Fashion Essay

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    As the world travelled back to the early age of humanity, clothes or fabrics are considered scarce and interesting add-ons on the human body but as human species evolved and technology are developed, clothes have become essential in a human daily life. The ideology of fashion or popular style of clothing has been a phenomenal aspect of human’s life. People across the globe are in uproar and ecstatic when this term is being introduced to the world. Countless of styles, decorations, and behaviors are

  • Romeo And Juliet Violence Analysis

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    The love between two controversial teens in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare caused many fights and lead to multiple deaths including their own. Shakespeare uses specific characters to show that the violence in the play is irrational. In particular, the characters Prince Escalus and Lord Capulet are two essential components, in helping Shakespeare prove that. Throughout the play Escalus appears when violence has taken place or is taking place as he is a symbol of the law. Namely

  • The Characteristics Of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

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    Keeping It Simple You would be hard pressed to find anyone who does not live under a rock that has not at least heard of Harry Potter, if not read a book or seen a movie. The series has become a cultural phenomenon that has people of all ages as loyal fans worldwide. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was the first book in the series by J. K. Rowling that had to have some qualities to capture audiences. Sure, it is a book about magic and adventures, but there are plenty of books about magic in

  • Case Study Of Hush Puppies

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    1.Marketing objectives and Market Size Hush Puppies is one the leading shoe making organisation of the world. Hush Puppies initiated its business in the year 1958. Hush Puppies bring change in shoe industry of USA as previously USA shoe industry produces conservative uniform kind of shoes. Hush Puppies offer shoes in the market which have different designs and comfort in wearing. The comfortable shoes offered by the Hush Puppies gain fame in the general Public and its

  • Power And Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

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    “Iago belongs to a select group of villains in Shakespeare who, while plausibly motivated in human terms, also take delight in evil for its own sake” (Bevington, 2014, p 607). Understanding his sense of self might reveal another tragedy regarding how egos across the human condition demonstrate unique frailness. “Critics often debate Iago's motives. What drives him to act as he does? Some people believe Iago is simply, but purely, evil, doing immoral things merely to be bad” (Hacht, 2007, p, 657)

  • William Blake Critical Analysis

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    William Blake is a romantic poet who uses children in his poems to symbolize innocence as they are not tainted by society. He expresses the hardships of child labor and suffering that it comes with due to the industrial revolution in the eighteenth century. William Blake expresses these struggles through the writings of his poems "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience". Some literary critics believe that suffering can come in various ways during each century. Others believe that suffering

  • Summary Of Sherman Alexie's 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

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    “Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock,” Sherman Alexie, the author, depicts a very rare, but normal image of a Native American family. Victor, the narrator, father beat a National Guard solider during an anti-Vietnam war rally. The incident was documented, seeing that his father a Native American. In result of this incident, Victor’s father was imprisoned for two years. After being released from being imprisoned, the

  • Disadvantages Of Social Welfare

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    In 1921, a council to discuss the issues of social benefits was created and in the 1927 there was the introduction of the Widows and Orphans Pensions Act. In 1929 the first social security contribution for injury at work was introduced and in 1948 the Old Age Pensions act was introduced to prevent old people from getting absolutely poor. In the 1950s there was the introduction of Social Assistance concept (relief). The national Assistance act in 1956 introduced free health care and the National insurance

  • Christmas Carol Symbolism

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    The spirit first took him to the household of Bob where in the future Tiny Tim was already dead, where the two saw the members of family mourned the death of their son and little brother which made Scrooge felt ashamed of his behavior that led to the death of a poor and innocent little boy due to fact that he did not give enough money to Bob, Tiny Tim’s father to find a treatment to cure his son disease. After seeing the mourned of Tiny Tim,

  • The Death Of The Scrooge In The Christmas Carol

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    Scrooge was mean he did not want people to say nothing or anything about Christmas he did not even want to celebrate either he did not like anything at all. Then one day everything change there was a ghost and it was a future ghost the ghost wanted the Scrooge to go with him to the graveside and that man went with the future ghost in the Christmas Carol, The Movie. He quite hating Christmas because his partner died on Christmas Eve and ever since what happened to his partner he did not want to celebrate