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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

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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

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    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

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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'

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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

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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

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    Nader Ali Influence

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    Based on O’Brien’s biography, our surrounding’s can have a tremendous influence on who we are and who we become. Tony O’Brien has most likely faced a massive change in his attitude. He explains about the terror he felt from being captured and dragged into prison. However, O 'Brien meets Nader Ali, a Shiite Muslim who was a bookkeeper who changed his view of prison by treating O 'Brien like a brother. Because, of Nader Ali, the prison felt like Nader Ali’s home, and O’Brien was the guest. After three

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    Satire  can be described as the literary art of diminishing or derogating a subject by making it ridiculous and evoking toward it attitudes of amusement, contempt, scorn, or indignation. Satire has been use ordinarily. It is a elegant way to criticize the dissatisfaction. Satire show anywhere, we can find them at book, movie, article even TV show. 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

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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

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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

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    Invictus Documentary

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    A comparison Essay about the Documentary Evolution of a Criminal by Darius Monroe The poem “Invictus “By William E. Henley In the movie Evolution of a criminal and the poem Invictus are both comparison, considering that they both explain how you will occasionally go through dark days in your life. It is important that you overcome big obstacles and not just give up. Always look at the brighter side of horrible situations. Evolution of a criminal is about 3 adolescent boys who

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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

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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

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    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 did not commit the crimes. The way Andy deals with death of freedom is that he helps the warden and guards, he builds a library

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    She sets a thief to catch a thief. Will he also steal her heart? Private investigator Helen Hu must team up with art thief Reuben Costa to rescue her mother, who has vanished while trying to make amends for stealing some bejeweled eggs fifteen years ago. ONCE A THIEF is book 1 in USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson’s Protector Sweethearts, a Christian romantic suspense collection that showcases unsung heroes and heroes behind the scene. This series is a spinoff of Jan’s Savannah Sweethearts

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    Marley 's Ghost The story starts by building up that Jacob Marley, Scrooge 's business accomplice in the firm of Scrooge and Marley, was dead—the account starts seven years after his passing to the very day, Christmas Eve. Penny pincher and his agent Bob Cratchit are grinding away in the including house, with Cratchit positioned the ineffectively warmed "tank", a casualty of his manager 's miserliness. Penny pincher 's nephew, Fred, enters to wish his uncle a "Joyful Christmas" and welcome him to Christmas

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    A Christmas Carol The story A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. A Christmas Carol is about a old man named Scrooge who only cares about himself and money. By the end of the story he has been visited by four ghost his dead partner, Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. They teach him that he needs to make changes in his life, and he becomes a kinder person. In this story Scrooge changes substantially throughout, and proves that everyone can change.

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    Snowpiercer Analysis

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    Set in a not-so-distant, yet post-apocalyptic future, Snowpiercer follows Curtis Everett, a lower-class man rebelling against an indomitable ideological regime, as humanity 's last survivors circle the frozen globe, divided by class, in one, long train. The world of Snowpiercer is built upon a society in which inequality reigns and violence is routine, and where the needs of the poor are eschewed in favor of the desires of the rich. Director Bong Joon-Ho adeptly weaves black humor with fast-paced

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    Upton Sinclair portrays the economic tension in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries through his novel “The Jungle”. He used the story of a Lithuanian immigrant, Jurgis Rudkus, to show the harsh situation that immigrants had to face in the United States, the unsanitary and unsafe working conditions in the meatpacking plants, as well as the tension between the capitalism and socialism in the United States during the early 1900s. In the late 19th century and early 20th centuries

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    Author’s often use their own techniques to demonstrate their themes, making their pieces their very own. Maya Angelou uses her poem, “Human Family” to express her opinion on celebrating differences. Moreover, Obama uses his powerful speech, full of anecdotes and historical allusions, to develop his theme that as a diverse nation, we truly are one. These two texts share the common theme that out of our many, celebrated differences, nations truly are one. However, they each have unique ways of sharing

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