The film and book Shawshank Redemption is a story of a wrongly persecuted banker, Andy Dufresne, where he befriends a fellow convict, Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, both serving time at Shawshank Prison with life sentences. Once at Shawshank, Andy quickly realizes that the prison warden and staff are corrupt and hypocritical which allows him to use his skills as a banker to gain the trust of the prison staff and warden thus allowing him to escape. The novella “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” was written by Stephen King and published in 1982. The film Shawshank Redemption was produced by Niki Marvin and Castle Rock Entertainment directed by Frank Darabont released in1994; casting Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne), Morgan Freeman (Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding), Bob Gunton (Warden Norton), William Sadler (Heywood), Clancy Brown (Captain Byron T. Hadley), Gil Bellows (Tommy), Mark Rolston (Bogs Diamond), and James Whitmore (Brooks Hatlen). Though there are several dissimilarities between the film and book, the largest being found with the wardens, Tommy Williams, and Andy’s money; still allows the viewer to enjoy the film in absence of the missing details from the book.
Many people have a hard time separating movies from the real world and some people assume the character is that person in real life Denzel Washington is the first African American male to win an Academy Award for the Best Male Actor category. Washington won this award for his role as Detective Alonzo Harris in the movie Training Day. Surprisingly, this role was one of Washington's most ill-mannered, profane, selfish, and malicious characters. This was definitely the "bad guy" role for Washington and this is the film that won him an Academy Award. The irony in this situation is Denzel has played the good guy for so long that his acting talents were only recognized by the Academy when he played the stereotypical black male role, which is the ignorant, greedy, street thug.
Becoming a governor in his region of Rome wasn’t good enough, he wanted to be crowned king and serve as a dictator for life, something that Rome didn’t have for five hundred years. His need for absolute power, to become greedy and to bring Rome under Monarchy corrupted him and altered his thinking. Instead of thinking about the Roman people, he was thinking about himself, and that made him a bad leader. Another reason that he wasn’t a good leader was that he was weak. Although he appeared to be strong to the commoners, he was seen as weak to his own Senate members, especially Cassius.
With an $11 million budget (estimated), the movie was very successful because it became to gross over $53 million in the U.S. (www.imdb.com). Describe some of the various criminal justice roles played by the actors. In the leading role of the film, Joe Pesci plays the actor role of a criminal defense lawyer (Vinny Gambini) that is inexperience in criminal cases. Throughout the film in the court hearing and opening statement, Vinny fall asleep, wears improper suits to the court, and has no clue on how to present himself as a professional attorney. Bill and
Meghan Browne Mrs. Lorencz English 12A Per. 1 27 November 2007 Beowulf vs. Bulvine Only Hollywood can take fantasy and have people question the reality of the story. In the movie, The Thirteenth Warrior, they have taken the fiction, epic poem, “Beowulf”, and made the monsters, heroes, and situations real. However, there is still likeness in the two stories. One main similarity between the movie and the story (and probably the most important) is the element of an epic hero whom dies after saving his people.
American History X was directed by Tony Kaye and released in 1998. Thru flashbacks and the eyes of Danny Vinyard he tells of the story of his neo-Nazi brother who was second in command of the skin head gang named D.O.C. Derek, a natural leader and brilliant orator, began rounding up scared suburban white kids for his new gang and telling them that there was nothing to be afraid of anymore. This new craze became so popular among the kids of Venice Beach that Derek soon became an icon. After serving 3 years in jail and having a close friendship with an African American male he is release and he no longer wants to be associated with the D.O.C.
In the film The Shaw shank Redemption the director Frank Darabont uses film techniques to emphasize themes. The theme he emphasizes is corruption. By using dark lighting and light lighting. This shows that the scene is going to be an unpleasant and sad scene but also a bit of happiness with it. The scene is where Andy is sent to the whole for a month then the warden comes and gives him another month the happiness there is that Andy is preparing to escape soon and taking all the money.
How does this relate to human freedom? Andy gets redemption in many was in the movie. In the act of being redeemed Andy gives the warden a taste of his own medicine by taking all the money he got and putting it into a false identity (which he later claims as his new identity). Andy was delivered because he was wrongly convicted for murder and after 20 years in prison, Andy escaped and now is a free man. The state of being redeemed was when the warden killed tommy and at the end of the film the warden kills himself.
She and the other secret people, along with a wacky troop of inmates, help Neil re-discover the value of simplicity, friendship and gratitude. Funny and poignant, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts is an uplifting memoir that reminds us all what matters most. REVIEWS “Convicted of fraud and serving a prison sentence in a leper colony? What kind of crazy fiction is that? Turns out it’s not fiction at all but what literally happened to journalist and editor White, who was sentenced to prison at Carville, the only leper colony remaining in the United States, for committing a relatively innocuous financial crime.
Shawshank Redemption is a movie about prisoners finding solace, redemption, and freedom. The main character Andy Dufresne is put in Shawshank prison for supposedly murdering his wife and through acts of decency he is able to devise a way out of prison. Along the way he meets another prisoner, Red, who undergoes trials and tribulations to receive parole. Finally when he receives parole he finds it hard to adapt in the real world without the institution of prison and violates his parole to find Andy in Mexico where he is happily reunited with his friend. Through the characters effort to find freedom and solace they experience a lot of significant themes of existentialism.