The Shawshank Redemption Final Film Critique

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The Shawshank Redemption Final Film Critique ENG 225 Introduction to Film The Shawshank Redemption Final Critique The storytelling for The Shawshank Redemption (1994) is a motion picture inspired by Stephen King, which was not big on all the bells and whistles that big budget fighting movies have with all the special effects like Avatar. This film seems to rely on the complete story and all the characters which make it an award winning movie. Andy Dufresne and his story of his time he spent at Shawshank are recounted by Red. Audiences are learning about who Andy really is through the eyes of Red, and since he’s not a mind reader he has no idea what is going on with Andy’s thoughts, so therefore neither does the audience. The film’s acting, storytelling, sound, editing, cinematography, and all other critical analysis is superb and makes for an extraordinarily good movie. Therefore, I will be explaining how all of these filmmaking components works together to make one of the greatest movies of all time. I will explain the message of freedom and hope that was transported through the storyline. This movie has made Andy’s escape extremely intriguing because the technique they used made his escape surprising, because his new best friend thinks he is going to kill himself and if that is what Red believes, that is what the audience is meant to believe as well. However, throughout this story we understand that we truly care about these characters even though they are convicts. These movies characters of Andy and Red, their story are based on one of friendship, with hope and redemption. In the last dialogue between Red and Andy before he escapes, Andy says even though he did not pull the trigger, he drove her away and he killed her. He then goes on to say how he has done some bad things in his life and he has paid his dues for them and that he has had enough of the
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