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    Welcome to The Shawshank Analysis!
    STURGEON: Had a lot of trouble putting up picture (It's my computer's fault, it would take me hours to find the picture folder with all of the freezing this thing does.) So I'll have to put them up in class. Also, the wiki's formatting kind of sucks, won't let me keep the indent. That is all.
    Learn key facts about the movie.
    Read interpretation of the plot and technique used within the hit film.
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  2. page Backround information edited ... As for viewership, it is most likely to be viewed by more mature people around 16 years of age…
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    As for viewership, it is most likely to be viewed by more mature people around 16 years of age and older, as it does contain dirty humour, language that is inappropriate, and references to taboo subjects, the most obvious of which is rape. Though, despite these hindrances, it can be enjoyed by anyone of any age (over approximately 16) as it is entertaining without resorting to pure stupidity, or endless unrealistic high budget explosions. The Shawshank Redemption is a truly feel bad, then feel good story.
    Five years after filming The Shawshank Redemption, Darabont went on to direct and adapt another Stephen King novel The Green Mile to the big screen, thought quite different from The Shawshank Redemption in terms of realism, as The Green Mile had a supernatural element to it. Nonetheless, both movies are incredibly popular.
    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shawshank_Redemption
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  3. page Character Analysis edited Return Return Home When Andy first arrives at Shawshank prison, he is quiet and scared out of …
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    When Andy first arrives at Shawshank prison, he is quiet and scared out of his wits. Yet, once he develops a friendship with Red he begins to come out of his shell and develop into a leader of sorts. After aiding Hadley, his education and intelligence proves to be his main asset, helping him to come out of his shell, and save himself from the harsh environment he isn’t accustomed too. Andy is shown as strong willed, and tenacious, exemplified by his action of writing letters frequently requesting expansion to the prison library, and when he finally receives it, he begins to write twice as often, in order to gain more.
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  4. page Character Analysis edited Return Home When Andy first arrives at Shawshank prison, he is quiet and scared out of his wits.…
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    When Andy first arrives at Shawshank prison, he is quiet and scared out of his wits. Yet, once he develops a friendship with Red he begins to come out of his shell and develop into a leader of sorts. After aiding Hadley, his education and intelligence proves to be his main asset, helping him to come out of his shell, and save himself from the harsh environment he isn’t accustomed too. Andy is shown as strong willed, and tenacious, exemplified by his action of writing letters frequently requesting expansion to the prison library, and when he finally receives it, he begins to write twice as often, in order to gain more.
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    Andy does not bow easily to pressure, as seen by his constant rape by the Sisters, and eventually his numerous times spent in Solitary confinement, which never seem to truly break his resolve, as he always returns just as determined as before. Andy is also very intent on attempting to prove his innocence, as, even when no others could possibly believe, he does not give up on his innocence. His resolve and patience is also truly shown by his masterful escape, after secretly digging a hole for 20 years of his life, and his trickery of the Warden, in order to make himself rich.

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  6. page Interpretations and Realism edited ... The ending is quite satisfactory as the future is looking bright for Red and Andy, out on the …
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    The ending is quite satisfactory as the future is looking bright for Red and Andy, out on the shore of Mexico. As far as interpretations go, I found the ending to be quite clear, the only thing that one could really wonder is how successful they are, and what they spend the rest of their lives doing. The time frame of the film is definitely a well placed attempt at making it more realistic, as it can reasonably well proven that a person with an education like Andy’s could indeed outsmart the simplistic prison systems of the 60’s.
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    The production quality of the film is astounding. If I were to guess at a year (without actually knowing when it released) I would believe easily the early 2000’s, not 1994. Frank Darabont and his crew really made a true timeless classic, because anyone can watch it at any point and believe it was made within the past decade. The plot is truly compiled in a fashion befitting Stephen King’s brilliant mind, and brought to life in a proper fashion on the screen, and truly made powerful with the narration of Morgan Freeman’s smooth voice.
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  7. page Examination of Plot edited Return Home Andy is sentenced to life for the murder of his wife, and her lover, a pro golfer. H…
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    Andy is sentenced to life for the murder of his wife, and her lover, a pro golfer. He is taken to Shawshank prison where he is awkward and talks to no one. Here we are introduced to Red, the narrator, and eventually, the first person Andy talks to when Andy discovers the Red is able to smuggle nearly anything into the prison. Andy asks him for a rock hammer, as he has a hobby of making rock statues, and after assuring Red he won’t harm anyone with it, it is delivered to him. Eventually, Andy asks for a poster of Rita Hayworth for his wall, which he receives. Andy follows the lifestyle of a normal prisoner, working during the day and spending free time with Red and his group, but eventually Andy becomes targeted by a gang called the “Sisters” who rape Andy numerous times. The warden, Samuel Norton, then comes with a special offer for a select few prisoners that involves tarring a roof which would take Andy away from the Sisters, and Red rigs the draw so that he may go. While tarring the roof Andy overhears the guard Captain Hadley complaining of the taxes he’ll need to pay on an inheritance, Andy tells the captain he can save him every cent of the inheritance in return for beer for the other prisoners working, Hadley complies and the other guards begin to seek his help, offering Andy their protection. This is demonstrated as an important factor when Hadley beats Bogs and paralyses him.
    Andy eventually is given space in the library where numerous guards come to him for tax and financial advice, and begins to work for Warden Norton, laundering money for him. In exchange for this, Andy is allowed to expand the library and he does so in memory of Brooks, the late librarian who was released and committed suicide, because he could not deal with life outside prison (referred to as institutionalized). Andy continues to do this for years, until a young man named Tommy arrives, who shared cells with a man who claimed to have committed the murder Andy was incarcerated for. Norton becomes aware of this and kills Tommy, and looks Andy in Solitary confinement for a month. When Andy returns he tells Red of a spot in Maine, where he has hidden something and that should he ever get out go there to search for it, and speaks of his wishes to live on a coastal Mexican town. The morning, Andy is found to have escaped by digging a hole in the wall with his rock hammer, and escaping through a sewage pipe. He withdraws all the money he has laundered from Norton with a fake identity, and heads for Mexico. Hadley is then arrested and Norton commits suicide. Red is later paroled, and goes to the place Andy told him of, where he finds money and a postcard inviting him to meet with Andy in Mexico, Red does so and the two are finally reunited.
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  8. page Backround information edited Reutrn Home The screenplay (written by director Frank Darabont) was based off of the Stephen…
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    The screenplay (written by director Frank Darabont) was based off of the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. Staying true the novella, the movie is also narrated by the character of Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, who is a fellow inmate a Shawshank prison. The viewpoint is taken from the prisoners and Red as he observes the events around him concerning his life in prison and Andy Dufresne, a character who eventually successfully escapes Shawshank.
    As for viewership, it is most likely to be viewed by more mature people around 16 years of age and older, as it does contain dirty humour, language that is inappropriate, and references to taboo subjects, the most obvious of which is rape. Though, despite these hindrances, it can be enjoyed by anyone of any age (over approximately 16) as it is entertaining without resorting to pure stupidity, or endless unrealistic high budget explosions. The Shawshank Redemption is a truly feel bad, then feel good story.
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  9. page Interpretations and Realism edited The Return Home The ending is ... the 60’s. {shawshank_redemption_the_1994_685x385.jpg} …
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    The production quality of the film is astounding. If I were to guess at a year (without actually knowing when it released) I would believe easily the early 2000’s, not 1994. Frank Darabont and his crew really made a true timeless classic, because anyone can watch it at any point and believe it was made within the past decade. The plot is truly compiled in a fashion befitting Stephen King’s brilliant mind, and brought to life in a proper fashion on the screen, and truly made powerful with the narration of Morgan Freeman’s smooth voice.
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