The Shawshank Redemption By Frank Darabont Essay

1040 Words Mar 11th, 2015 null Page
Every day, a person hopes for certain things to make their life better. In the film The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont, revolves the setting in Shawshank prison and explores the daily life of prisoners. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbin) and Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman) are two main prisoners that have a strong friendship. They works together, hopefully, to redeem their freedom. These two important characters, including Brooks Diamond (James Whitmore) contribute a huge illustration that connects to the major theme of the film. The director utilizes the work of symbolism, comparison, and filming technique to convey a deep message to the audience that hope can free a man, but fear can kill and keep the man away from what he truly wanted to do.
The setting colors in the film The Shawshank Redemption are very simple. The lack of bright colors in the film vividly blends well with the life of Shawshank prisoners; their daily life story in prison are repeated. As if the dull colors wanted to tell the audience the fears and sadness of each prisoners. They fear that if they do something wrong, they could be punish by the guards. The fear of pain and consequences kills away their hope. The thought of maybe one day, they will be released the prison and enjoy themselves with a bright life on the outside. When the setting transits to Andy driving on the highway near the beach, bright and sunny colors were displayed at once that can lighten up the darkness of the…

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