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    This film used a lot of natural light but during more serious scenes the lighting is low-key. You can tell that all of the colors are dull and depressing. There are lot of uses of grey in the prison, from the concrete walls to the inmate’s shirts. Frank Darabont also shot a lot of the actors from the sides that were not exposed to the sunlight to assist in this feeling. This went both ways as during the more lifting scenes they would film where the sunlight would hit the actors. This is done well on the roof of the prison when the inmates get cold beers after fixing the roof. The sunset is hitting their faces showing happiness with Red’s commentary and seeing Andy smiling is one of the happier moments in the…

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    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…

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    Vinoth Loganathan Mark 3.9 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…

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    Tim Robbins plays a role in Frank Darabont’s ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) as a prominent banker named Andy Du Fresne who is unjustly convicted of murder and is then sentenced back to back life sentences at Shawshank prison. Tim’s character is befriended by a fellow inmate Red, excellently played by the world renowned one and only Morgan Freeman. These main characters greatly help to reveal the harsh realities of prison life. Much of the story is about survival – about surviving wherever…

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    The film I chose to evaluate is “The Green Mile”. In the film a man is wrongly accused for the murders of two young girls. He is then thrown in jail and sentenced to death row. The three areas of criteria that I find are the backbone of this film are the story, the actors, and lastly the setting of the film. The most important aspect of this film for examination is the story of “The Green Mile”. Stephen King (author) and Frank Darabont (director) did an exceptional job when it comes to the story…

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    pattern that is unmistakable within the realm if movie genres. This analysis will cover the topic of crime films and will discuss this by putting the Frank Darabont 's ' film "The shawshank redemption"(1994) onto a metaphorical chopping block to see how it fits into the genre of a crime film and more specifically the sub-genre of the prison film. Prison films almost follow a general pattern that is:…

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    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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    What idea does Frank Darabont, the director and screenwriter for The Shawshank Redemption, explore in his film? What cinematic techniques does he use/manipulate in order to portray these ideas?

Interview Host: Today I am joined by the director and screenwriter of the internationally acclaimed motion picture The Shawshank Redemption, Mr. Frank Darabont. The film is accompanied by numerous accolades, seven Academy Awards nominations and two Golden Globe nominations, cementing its status as a…

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    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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    Based on a novel by Stephen King, the film ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ directed by Frank Darabont, follows a hotshot banker (Andy Durferne) who is wrongly accused of the murder of his wife and his wife 's lover. During Andy’s back to back life sentences at Shawshank prison in 1947. He uses his banking skills to gain favours with the warden and a few of the guards. Andy does this in order to build a prison library and renew a sense of hope and dignity to the other inmates. After serving an arduous…

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