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SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION-BIL (HD) Shawshank Redemption, The
When this popular prison drama was released in 1994, some critics complained that the movie was too long (142 minutes) to sustain its story. Those complaints miss the point, because the passage of time is crucial to this story about patience, the squeaky wheels of justice, and the growth of a life-long friendship. Only when the film reaches its final, emotionally satisfying scene do you fully understand why writer-director Frank Darabont (adapting a novella by Stephen King) allows the story to unfold at its necessary pace, and the effect is dramatically rewarding. Tim Robbins plays a banker named Andy who's sent to Shawshank Prison on a murder charge, but as he gets to know a life-term prisoner named Red (Morgan Freeman), we realize there's reason to believe the banker's crime was justifiable. We also realize that Andy's calm, quiet exterior hides a great reserve of patience and fortitude, and Red comes to admire this mild-mannered man who first struck him as weak and unfit for prison life. So it is that The Shawshank Redemption builds considerable impact as a prison drama that defies the conventions of the genre (violence, brutality, riots) to illustrate its theme of faith, friendship, and survival. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, and Screenplay, it's a remarkable film that signaled the arrival of a promising new filmmaker--a film that many movie lovers count among their all-time favorites. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
this is one of my all time favourite movies. an excellent addition to my video library.Published 1 month ago by Pauline Sherwin
I hope to never know what prison is like. This might be as close as I want to get. Tim Robbins plays a banker prosecuted for a murder he might not have commited. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul Crawford
One of our all-time favourite movies. A true journey of and to redemption and a classic. Everyone should own this movie.Published 2 months ago by Space1999!
An excellent movie. Blu-ray is wonderfull, so crisp and I enjoy the chapters. What was the operatic aria that was sung over the speakers?Published 4 months ago by stephen jefferson