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.
There is a fine line between making fun of or mocking an individual with a mental disability and actually truthfully acting out how someone is with a real disability. Again, Hoffman does this very well and does not make the viewer feel as if he is making fun of anyone at all. Tom Cruise also plays his role very well, showing almost no remorse or sympathy towards his brother, Raymond, when they first meet. It takes a certain type of person to be able to act that out completely and make it believable. The entire topic of the movie is a very sensitive one, so Cruise was exceptional in making the viewer believe that he truly just wanted to get his half of the money from Raymond, and not build a relationship with him.
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.
Darabont’s fictional retrospective provides much drama but not without astounding the audience with such precision and prowess only he could complete. The drama of the film is reflected through the various episodes of dramatic tension in the picture. As a convicted felon who had reached his thither, Andy confides within realism to keep him sane, he partakes in hobbies that serve as a constant reminder that there is hope and things to live for outside prison. Andy's overwhelming desire to escape prison is fuelled by the various prospects that lay beyond the foreboding desolate prison walls of Shawshank. Andy in his escape venture needed an alibi; he needed to create an alias to protect his true identity as a man in need to escape.
Elia Kazan’s ‘On the Waterfront’, is a story of Terry Malloy’s ultimate journey of fulfilling his dreams on becoming a contender and becoming a man from a ‘bum’. Two of the most influential people, Father Barry and Edie Doyle constantly remind Terry to listen to his conscience. ‘On the Waterfront’ takes the audience on a journey through terry’s life, which gives them an insight into his life and dilemmas which he faces along the way. Terry’s redemption took time and was aided by the support of others. When Johnny Friendly’s gang murders his brother Charlie, Terry realizes the union corruption makes the decision to go against the union and make them pay, now that he’s felt the pain personally.
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.
The characters dialogues where believable and adequately portray by their circumstances. You have the noble hero, motivational muse that keeps the hero alive, the political figures, the villain’s, the comrades, the friend’s. In my opinion the main character, Ender remains the same. Ender is a smart and noble worrier and his biggest conflict throughout the movie is that he wants to defeat the enemy but still feels the necessity to maintain his humanity in the process. Possibly the biggest and only change we see in Ender is that he loses his fears and learns to be a leader and ultimately the noble hero of the story.
Comparative Essay “Life without a friend is like death without a witness.” Indeed, strong friendships are essential to share warmth, love, and memories. Both movies, Shawshank Redemption and The Fisher King, exemplify that the strength of friendship can carry individuals through even the worst tribulation simply in the perception that they are not alone. One force of friendship that is advanced in both works is the trust that is created between the characters. Being helpful and compassionate to one another are other qualities that are shown to be significant in each of these movies. Finally, both cases demonstrate that being dependable on one another is the key to seek hope and success.
I like to imagine myself leading a group of struggled individuals while risking myself for them. I guess it's a dream habit that comes after seeing one too many action films. To my perspective, being the hero and becoming victorious always feels better and influences you reach that heroic point in imagination through actuality. Even though I wish not to, dreams of love or undoing the past come to me as well. The best way to keep yourself in check with reality is to dream is to never to dream about falsifications.