Sunday, September 26, 2004

The Shawshank Redemtion

What a wonderful idea: to bring back the film version of Stephen King's The Shawshank Redemption on its 10th anniversary.

The loyalty between friends is a the most esteemed value for young adults today - ask any college student, soldier or gang member.

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) and "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman) develop a friendship based on integrity, respect and interior feeedom within the confines of a maximum security prison in the 1940's. Andy is wrongly accused and Red is doing his time. How they both achieve interior liberty and physical freedom makes for one of the best-told cinema stories of all time.

If you haven't yet seen this film, put it on your list. The themes are not for young children; this is for mature adolescents and adults.



ohwhattothink said...

I personally love this movie.  I often let others know, who are not aware, that Stephen King is the author of it.  I have a full sized poster of the movie, which unfortunetly has not been able to be displayed in my home, due to lack of wall space.  
 -I personally love the line in the movie, the catch phrase to grab your attention... "Fear can hold you prisioner, Hope can set you free."  I have found that to be so true in so many areas of life.  
 I agree loyalty between friends is one of the most valued assets, but also in this movie, we watch Andy as he learns to trust his instints, discover himself, and pass his passion for life on to others.  
 This movie moves you to tears, brings out laughter, and in the end really makes you think.  

margogp said...

just bought the 10th annerversary  special dvd.  watched this great film again.

brilliant acting. great story. love stephen kings works.

one of the best films ever.