Monday, November 30, 2009

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is not your average prison flick. Whether or not you’ve read Stephen King’s novella Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption, you’re sure to enjoy this poignant drama.

Almost a study in the effects of incarceration, this movie has it all. Brilliant acting by Tim Robbins as Main Character Andy Defresne, a young man wrongly accused of killing his wife and her golf-pro lover. Ditto applies to Morgan Freeman as Red – the man who can get anything.

James Whittemore plays the tough old librarian inmate Brooke; his role touches upon man’s dependency on the penal system. Add a corrupt warden, maniacal guards, and homosexual thugs and watch this movie span generations symbolized by pin-ups of Rita Hayworth and Raquel Welch.

Keep an eye on the pin-ups. They play an important part as Andy learns the best ways to survive his life of hell known as the Shawshank Prison. If you’re a King fan, or even if you’re not – watch this movie.

The Shawshank Redemption: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Anonymous said...

It was a great movie. One of my favorites, along with Dolores Claiborne.

V.R. Leavitt said...

This is really a great movie. I haven't read the original book, but the story is so moving and the characters shown so well by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

Garry M. Graves said... do a great job describing the movie. I've seen it several times and enjoy it every time.
This is great writing, I thought..."...Andy learns the best ways to survive his life of hell known as the Shawshank Prison..." (concise, descriptive, personal [Andy]...nice stuff Wzl.
**a special request** review my favorite film..."As Good as it Gets," with Jack and what's her name... The writing in this movie can not be beat!