Shawshank Redemption Wikipedia

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 drama American film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

Adapted from Stephen King's Rita Hayworth and the redemption of freedom, a novel, the film tells Andy Dufresne, a banker, who spent nearly two decades in Shawshank State Prison murder of his wife and her lover, despite his protestations of innocence. In prison, befriends a man prisoner, Ellis "Red" Redding, and is protected by security guards after the guard starts to use it as a money-laundering activities.

Despite a lukewarm box office reception that was barely sufficient to cover its budget, the film received positive reviews from critics, several nominations for awards, and has since enjoyed a remarkable life on cable TV, VCR, DVD and Blu-ray. It was part of the American Film Institute's 100 years ... 100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition.

In 1947, a banker, Andrew "Andy" Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, which is based on circumstantial evidence. It 'was sentenced to two consecutive life prison run by the State of Maine Warden Shawshank Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton).

The first night the head of the guard, Byron Hadley, cruelly beating newly arrived prisoner, who later dies Infirmary. Andy befriends Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, a prisoner serving a sentence of life parole application was recently rejected. Red is known for smuggling and able to get a rock hammer Andy, which allows him to create a small stone chess pieces. Red jokes that Andy could use it to get out until you see how small hammer. Andy then buy a large poster of Rita Hayworth in later years, after the red Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch.

The first two years of his imprisonment, Andy is in prison in a laundry. It draws attention to the "Sisters", a group of prisoners sexual harassment 'by other inmates and their leader, marshes (Mark Rolston). Although he continued to resist, Andy was beaten and raped on a regular basis.

Later, he feels the Hadley complaining about having to pay taxes on a future inheritance. After explaining the legal loophole is Hadley, Andy moved to the prison library to help other people, the elderly Brooks Hatlen prisoner (James Whitmore), an excuse for Andy financial applications to work full time. Andy's economic advisory is required as soon as the other guards Shawshank and visit the guards near the prison. Hadley offers are bogs disabling player, while her husband is a brutal attack by Andy in the infirmary door. Andy is left alone by the crowd.

In 1965, Tommy Williams (Gil Bellows) is imprisoned on charges of theft. He joins Andy and the red circle of his friends, Andy and helps you get your GED. When you hear the details of the case of Andy, Tommy reveals that an inmate to another prison, Elmo Blatch (Bill Bolender), says that he has committed a murder nearly identical, suggesting the innocence of Andy.

Norton, Andy can say for fear of corruption, if released, he refuses to cooperate. After arguing, he throws Andy in solitary confinement for a month. Tommy kills Norton Hadley, and said he tried to escape. Andy returns to his regular cell block network tells his dream to live in Zihuatanejo, Pacific Coast of Mexico City, and the establishment of a hotel with boat trips to their clients. Despite Red aside as unrealistic, Andy teaches, if released, to visit a hayfield near Buxton to retrieve a specific parcel.

Red for parole after serving 40 years and is assigned to the apartment where Brooks committed suicide, and work even at the grocery store. Red begins to feel the fear of the outside world, as Brooks. Red recalls Andy advice and visit Buxton. There he found a cache of money and a note left by Andy, tell him to come to Zihuatanejo. Red breaks his parole and went to Fort Hancock, Texas to jump the border of Mexico. The two are happily together on the beach to start a new life.
  • Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne
  • Morgan Freeman Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, Andy's best friend and the film tells, convicted of murder in 1927. Before Freeman was cast, was Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Paul Newman and Robert Redford each considered for the role. Although written as a middle-aged Irishman with graying hair red (as in the novel), Darabont cast Freeman for his commanding presence and behavior, he could not see someone like Red.
  • Bob Gunton as Warden Samuel Norton. He is well versed in the Bible is as a pious Christian administrator and reform-minded thinking, but his actions show that it is corrupt, ruthless and implacable.
  • William Sadler as Heywood, a gang member convicted of Red long.
  • Clancy Brown as Capt. Byron Hadley, captain of the guard. Hadley is a pop-garde thinking something on the provision calls for prisoners to keep them in line. When cast for the role, Brown refused the offer to study real life prison guards in preparation for his role because he did not rely on one person.
  • Gil Bellows as Tommy Williams, a young prisoner, the prison experiences of the past to preserve the innocence of Andy truth.
  • Mark Rolston as a diamond marshes, the head of "The Sisters" gang rapist and a prison.
  • James Whitmore as Brooks Hatlen, the prison librarian / tutor and one of the oldest prisoners of freedom that have been in prison since 1905. Darabont cast Whitmore as he was one of his favorite character actors.
Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert suggests that The Shawshank Redemption is an allegory for maintaining his sense of self when placed in a desperate situation. The integrity of Andy Dufresne is an important theme in the story line, especially in prison, where integrity is lacking.

Angus C. Larcombe suggests that the film gives a great illustration of how the signs can be free even in prison, or not free, even in freedom, based on his vision of life

Score was composed by Thomas Newman, and was nominated for an Oscar for best soundtrack in 1994, which was his first Oscar nomination. Most of the points is made up of a long dark piano playing the title role in Shawshank. The main theme ("End Title" is the soundtrack album) is perhaps best known to modern audiences than the music-inspired sound of occasions, many movie trailers movies with exciting, dramatic, or romantic in much the same way music by James Horner, guide the end of the foreigners is used in many movie trailers of action movies. Mid-scene the film properties, "Letter Duet" ("Canzonetta on the air") from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.


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