Shawshank Redemption Themes

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Do you like prison films? Do you like films that that make you think and feel about freedom and justice? The Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont is a riveting, insightful and compeling film. Frank Darabont cleverly uses a few key themes, characterisation, camera work and a truly amazing storyline to make this film as interesting and powerful it is. I really enjoyed watching shawshank redemption as although it was a relatively long movie there was never a dull moment and had my attention the whole way through. The film Shawshank Redemption had a very gripping and powerful plot, one that i really enjoyed watching and see develop. It tells a story about hotshot banker Andrew Dufresne who is sent to server a life sentence at shawshank…show more content…
Above all the acting of Tim Robbins who played Andy Dufresne and Morgan Freeman who played as Red, there acting I believe was top world class and they both played their roll very well. However While both Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman did an amazing job of playing andy and red, the true magic of acting throughout the film lies in the supporting actors who easily disappear into their roles and play them exceptionally. Most noticeable of these, James Whitmore, who plays as the elderly Brooks Hatlen, a long time veteran within the shawshank prison. This is shown especially well when brooks returns to the real world after many years behind we see him stumbling through traffic and struggling through many day to day activities in the real world, his acting is really well done and plays the part really well and is very convincing and believable. This gives the viewers a great insight into prison life and how people can change/become institutionalised and what spending timeless years behind bars can do to a
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