The movie has some very interesting narrative elements. The plot is about a man who is wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover. He is sentenced to serve out a life sentence at Shawshank Prison. The movie is set during the years of 1947-1966 and follows his experiences once he arrives at the prison. In act one, although Andy profusely claims his innocence, he is convicted anyway and sent to Shawshank.
He is a young banker who is convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to life at Shawshank State Prison. Here he befriends Red. The film is told from Red’s point of view. Red battles against institutionalisation and Andy tries to instil hope in him. “Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free” sums up the major themes of the film.
After serving a period of time there is a scene in the cafeteria where inmates are discussing what they are in for and each one says that they are innocent, except for Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, who says that he is the only guilty inmate in Shawshank. Tommy is a younger inmate in Shawshank who has served time in other prisons. Tommy and Red were talking and Tommy asked what Andy was serving time for; Red replied for the murder of his wife and her lover, some golf pro. The next scene shows Tommy, Red, and Andy together in the library. Tommy tells them that about 4 years ago he was serving time in another prison and he got a cell mate who told him about going to some hotshot guy’s house to rob it and the guy woke up and he shot him and his woman.
The Shawshank Redemption is about a man, Andy Defresne, wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and lover. He was to have served two life sentences at Shawshank State Penitentiary. The movie is about prison life in the late 1930”s and a friendship that develops between prisoners, Andy and Red, as a result of shared experience over the course of nearly twenty years. Andy and Red’s friendship creates a means of survival in an institutionalized system Refrained from the outside world and a normal society. During isolation most prisoners become violent and temperament.
Along with being involved in drugs and alcohol Malcolm and his good friend Malcolm “Shorty” Jarvis became involved with burglary while they were in Boston, Massachusetts. Malcolm Little was known by his friends and family as Red for the color of his hair. In 1946 Red and Shorty were sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in a maximum security prison. Malcolm was paroled after serving 7 years. While in prison Malcolm spent the first few months in solitary confinement.
The Shawshank Redemption is a film based on the Stephen King novel “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”. It is based on the imprisonment of a thriving young accountant named Andy Dufresne, played by Tim Robbins. He is sent to prison for the murder of his late wife and her lover. Andy is enrolled in Shawshank prison, a disheartening place where hostility from both the prison guards and inmates is not only tolerated but quite common. While Andy is serving his sentence he comes across a man named Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, played by Morgan Freeman.
The Shawshank Redemption 1. How does the movie illustrate internal and eternal freedom? In the movie Shawshank redemption, freedom plays a very significant role in the lives of all the inmates; especially Andy Dufresne who is wrongfully convicted to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover. The movie focuses on both the physical (external) and mental (internal) imprisonment of Andy in the maximum-security prison and his journey to overcome the barriers towards freedom make it a story that amazed everyone. When Andy is first locked up in his cell he is separated from society, he looses his physical freedom and is put in a confined space where his every move is watched.
Then it cuts to being questioned in a courtroom. He is on trial for the murder of his wife and her lover. Andy is sentenced to two life sentences for the murders. It is now Red (Morgan Freeman) in front of a prison council trying to get parole. He is denied the request.
The movie “12 angry man“ is about the discussion of a jury that has to decide about the destiny of an 18 year old man who is accused to have murdered his own father. The delinquent has an immigrant background and grew up under difficult family circumstances in the slums. He has a long criminal record and at first sight all the facts seem to support that he committed the crime. If the jury comes to the conclusion that there is no reasonable doubt about the guiltiness of the young man he will receive a lifelong sentence in prison and eventually even the death penalty. At the beginning of the jury discussion an initial vote reveals that 11 jurors think the delinquent is guilty and only juror 8 votes for not guilty.