Themes In Shawshank Redemption

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Frank Darabont – Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile
Anne Bradstreet once said “Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.” Frank Darabont effectuates this simple principal in his work. He successfully illustrates and imparts this comprehension into the mind of his viewers making his impact in the world. It can be drawn that this principle is close to his heart as it is craftily presented in most of his works. Frank Darabont born January 28, 1959 is a filmmaker of Hungarian descent. A renowned director, in his career he has nominated for numerous awards including 3 Academy Award’s and 1 golden globe. He won the Humanitas Prize, the PEN Center USA West Award, and
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Frank Darabont uses different techniques in both The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption to create various envisioned responses in the reader. This enables the audience to comprehend the characters feeling and situation and enables them to apply it their own lives and not merely segregate the characters state of affairs from themselves due to the shallow appearance of their milieu. In both films you can ‘take something away’ and learn from it making them more than just a form of …show more content…
Darabont’s auteur is laced with effective use of sound and this scene is an excellent example of that. The scene begins with incidental music; this music is fast paced with a dramatic effect. This non-diegetic music is played to set the scene for the viewer, as well as complimenting the build up to the drama that follows. This music is repeated quite often throughout the scene, with the tempo increasing as the scene becomes more dramatic and intensified; for example, when Eduard Delacroix is crying with pain during the electrocution later on in the scene. Darabont has used some aspects of ambient sound. The sound of thunder is a prime example of ambient sound in this scene. Not only can it portray a dull, dark and grim atmosphere, but it may also connotate to whenever a ‘bad’ thing happens within this scene. Darabont has added a lot of this particular sound to the scene to make a play on the phrase ‘calm before the storm’. This implies to the viewer that there is trouble brewing somewhere, so the excitement and intensity of the scene is built up even more. Darabont also uses ambient sound when the clock is ticking, literally seconds before Delacroix’s death, a sort of countdown if you like, this is a connotation that ‘time is

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