The film is about vengeance, corruption and justice. The opening scene shows Clyde Shelton (Main Character, Gerard Butler) at home with his wife and daughter and gives the notion of a happy family. The mood soon changes when two intruders, Ames and Darby, break into the home and attack the family, resulting in the brutal murder of Shelton’s Wife and Daughter. The intruders are caught and taken to trial, however, the D.A., Nick Rice (Main Character, Jamie Foxx) only has circumstantial evidence. Darby makes a deal with Rice to testify against Ames in order to receive a short sentence, causing Shelton to lose all faith in the justice system and inspiring him to take matters into his own hands.
However, secretly Andy uses all his wits and persuasion to deceive everyone. Directed by Frank Darabont and based on the novel by Stephen King – (Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption), the two became friends in 1983 and Darabont since directed two other King novels; ‘The Green Mile,’ and ‘The Mist.’ The film explores prison life, and Darabont has experience in this; he was born in a refugee camp in France where they were held in by metal gates, and the atmosphere would have been similar to that of a prison. The director’s life spills onto the screen to tremendous effect. The stars of the film are Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman – who were originally supposed to be played by Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford. Freeman was praised for his performance and won an Oscar for ‘Best Actor.’ Robbins however received awful reviews, saying he ‘failed to commune Andy’s character with the audience.’ Co-starring Bob Gunton (Warden Norton) and William Sadler (Heywood).
Shawshank Essay The Shawshank Redemption is an American drama film under the direction of Frank Darabont, and is regarded as the best movie of all time by the Internet Movie Database. The film is a narrated recount about the prison years of presumed murderer Andy Durfresne, which encompases his struggles and succeses that he finds while behind bars. With his friend Elllis 'Red' Redding, Andy learns about hope and the effects it has on everyone. Frank Darabont uses visual and verbal techniques to illustrate Hope throughout the film, and this report will discuss some prominent examples of this. The first instance of how hope is developed in The Shawshank Redemption is perhaps the most prominent of all, which is the 'Marrige of Figaro' scene.
In the film, Red has a reputation for smuggling items from the outside world into Shawshank Prison. Each character individually asks for things in return for other goods. Red smuggles playing cards, whiskey, cigarettes and posters. In the film, Andy had asked Red to smuggle in a rock hammer and Red replied back with “No worries”. In the beginning of the film, we learn that Red was a menace to society, this is said in one of Red’s parole hearings sarcastically.
- In the novel, Tommy Williams was sent to another prison, however in the movie he was murdered by one of the guards, and Norton was the setup. - The arrival of new prisoners. In the movie, the veteran prisoners bet on which of the new prisoners would be the one to cry and/or make a fuss. This was not in the story, although there was a brief mention near the end about "crybaby" prisoners, and how Andy wasn't one of them. - Warden Norton.
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.
Andy, a young banker, was convicted for the murder of his wife and her lover. He was, therefore, sent to Shawshank Prison for life, for a crime he had not committed. After reading this story, one may be wondering whether Andy got justice in the end. Justice may be defined as a behavior or treatment that is right and fair. Therefore, Andy does get justice because he is now out of prison, and had accomplished many good things in Shawshank Prison, he was also able to exert some vengeance on Norman.
In the novel, The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time written by Mark Haddon, 3 characters that I enjoyed reading about were Christopher, Judy and Ed. Christopher is a 15 year old teenage boy who has Asperger’s . He doesn’t really understand how people are feeling. Christopher is really adventurous because he likes solving mysteries, for example, he decides to write a book about who killed the dog, Wellington. Christopher also went to London by himself and when he was in a really difficult situation, for example he was in a crowded space at the train station; he tried to solve maths equations, puzzles and diagrams in his head to show how he made his own decisions.
In order to provide a valid argument, Davis needed to show the jury the grounds under which he believed the evidence presented was not credible enough to send him to the chair. His first support was the “rare” switch blade knife the boy used to stab his father. Davis was able to find the same exact knife at a pawn shop in the boy’s neighborhood for only $6. His second support was the train that passed during the time of the murder. The train is very loud and the jury determined that it would be very difficult for the old man who lived downstairs to hear the boy yell “I am going to kill you.” His third
The story of the movie is mainly about a kid named Willie Weathers a gang banger that gets in trouble by making some wrong decisions and ends up in the correctional prison where the main part of the movie begins. Then one of the counselors of this place Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has an idea about starting a football team for the kids that were there. Many people didn’t believe in him but some how he gets to have it his way and he starts the team. Many kids join the team and he was confident that it will change their attitudes and make them a better person. This movie deals with many lessons that can be learned and shows how anything is possible.