Bob Gunton

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  • Themes In Shawshank Redemption

    their milieu. In both films you can ‘take something away’ and learn from it making them more than just a form of entertainment. Shawshank Redemption is an intriguing film; it consists of a man Andy Dufresne (Played by Tim Robbins) who’s is falsely convicted to a life sentence in prison. However he has the mind-set of a free man and inflicts this joy and happiness on the people around him, particularly Ellis Boyd 'Red ' Redding (played by Morgan Freeman). I will focus on Andy’s act of anti-clericalism towards the authoritative prison, and the realisation of freedom despite being imprisoned within the walls of Shawshank. Shawshank is a ‘religion based’ prison, the emphasis is on ‘religion based’ since the warden Samuel Norton (played by Bob Gunton) is first introduced in the film as someone who abides by religious principles. This is clearly seen when he states that he believes in two things; religion and discipline. Norton quotes “I believe in two things, discipline and the bible…put your trust in the lord, you’re a*se belongs to me” after which a prisoner is beaten for being hungry. This is a hypocritical scenario where violence is contrasted against the biblical values of peace towards others; this is the first indication of a corrupted authority. Given that he is the warden, he can be seen as a representation of a authority that has control over the prisoners, which is translatable to represent individuals in society conforming to the flow dictated by powerful…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between Rita Richard And Shawshank Redemption

    Jack Christensen Period 5 June 2, 2016 IB Film Shawshank Redemption VS. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption There is always allot of discussion on a book vs. a movie. Which one is better? Witch one has more action, meaning, emotion or desire? What are the main differences? Shawshank Redemption was a story of hope. This hope is in Andy Dufresne. He always has hope though his trials that he is innocent, hope that he can get through prison, and hope that he can get. Then again everyone in…

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  • Humanity In Frank Darabont's Shawshank Redemption

    Humanity has pondered the meaning of life since its first steps—as doing so provides a confounding sense of purpose among the entropy that is the universe. This purpose can help free individuals from their doubt, and pain, and lead them to overcome that which was considered impossible, and all while inspiring the people around them. Within Frank Darabont 's Shawshank Redemption, these ideas are represented by one of the main protagonists of the story—Andy Dufresne, a successful young bank…

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  • The Statement And Interpretation In The Bet By Anton Chekhov

    With Reference to the story ‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov, trace in detail, the imprisonment of the lawyer, the beginning of the first year right down to the fifteenth year. Justify the changes that the lawyer underwent at various stages of his imprisonment. What changes did you see in the banker during this period? The Bet is a short story written by Anton Chekhov, who writes based on realistic characters and situations. A wealthy banker and a young lawyer make a bet with each other based on…

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  • Shawshank Redemtion Film Analysis

    Shawshank Redemtion is a well know movie that was based on Stephen King’s short story “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemtion.” The movie is about Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) who goes to Shawshank prison for two life sentences for a crime he did not commit. There he meets a group of men and starts making friends with one of them, Ellis Boyd Redding (Morgan Freeman), or Red as he is called. Andy slowly gets on the guards’ good side and is e.g. allowed to renovate the prison library. This…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Count Of Monte Cristo And Shawshank Redemption

    The films The Count of Monte Cristo (CMC) and Shawshank Redemption (SSR) share the theme of a man who is unjustly imprisoned for a severe crime; however the two films are truly quite different. Between the films there are a few basic elements that contribute to the theme, such as; the crimes that the protagonists Edmond Dantès and Andy Dufresne are imprisoned for, what the two men wish to do when they escape prison, and the life that they lead after they gain their liberty. …

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  • Shawshank Redemption Conflict Analysis

    There are a number of conflicts Frank Darabont used to show institutionalisation in the film Shawshank Redemption. This is shown in physical, verbal, internal conflict between the prisoners, guards and the warden. Conflict can be found in the form of physical violence. At Shawshank prison physical violence was not only common between the inmates but the guards were also violent toward the prisoners. The first few years Andy was at Shawshank Red’s voice over stated he would, “every so often, turn…

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  • Analysis Of The Shawshank Redemption

    Through the days in Shawshank, Andy never lost hope. Loosing hope inside of Shawshank is like Captain Hadley beating “Fat Ass” in the first scenes. “Fat Ass” lost all hope as soon as the prison doors shut and he knew there was no escape. Andy took this into consideration to always have his guard up and not let things get to him. When meeting Red he met somebody who reflected Andy’s life. Seeing how Red was a down to earth guy helped Andy throughout his time in Shawshank prison. The director of…

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  • Essay On Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption

    Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption is a novella by Stephen King.The novella follows Andy Dufresne as he is imprisoned in Shawshank Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover. The story follows Andy's imprisonment as he deals with violence, degradation learns how to work the crooked prison system, and never loses hope of freedom despite the life sentence that stretches ahead of him with no hope of parole. At first glance this novella falls far from a similarity of Mark Twain classic…

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  • The Town Movie Analysis

    “The Town” is a film that released in september 17,2010. Ben Affleck , who stars as Doug Macray, is a lifetime criminal who leads a gang of bank robbers that are extremely good at what they do. Everything is going well until Doug finds himself falling in love with Claire Keesey, a bank manager, whom Doug's crew took hostage during one of their heists. In this film the hero and the villain aren't who you would think they'd be. As you're watching the film you find yourself rooting for the team of…

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