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The Shawshank Redemption (Blu-ray Book Packaging)
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A prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder spends many years in the Shawshank prison. He is befriended by a convict who knows the ropes and helps him to cope with the frightning realities of prison life.]]>
- Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at the Shawshank Redemption
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That having been said, I find it difficult to find another movie I would recommend more highly than The Shawshank Redemption. Without any high-adrenaline action sequences or steamy sex scenes (two sure-fire ways to get the vewer's attention), this film somehow has the power to make you sit through all 142 minutes without for a moment getting bored. And I challenge anyone who has seen it to delete any scene, even any minute, from the final edit. The fact is, you can't. Because every single scene is an essential element that contributes to the final result: a masterpiece that captures the drama of enduring friendship and resiliency of the human spirit more powerfully than any other film ever made. Even those who normally do not watch movies with a critical eye will find themselves so drawn into this experience. I really can't say enough about this film. Suffice it to say that this is certainly the Greatest Movie Not to Win an Oscar. (Since Citizen Kane, at least. )
Actually, I can forgive the Film Academy for not honoring this film with the Oscars I firmly believe it deserved. But when the American Film Institute in 1998 put together their list of The 100 Greatest Movies of all time (covering the period from 1896-1996), and so myopically overlooked Shawshank in favor of such titles as Rocky, Dr. Strangelove, Network, and Jaws, well, I thought that was absolutely ridiculous.
I wouldn't hesitate to put it in the top five of all time.
Every so often in everyone's life, they walk out of a movie that they consider perfect. A movie where you don't sit through it and think to yourself how you might have done it all differently had you been the director. I have a couple of movies like that, and "The Shawshank Redemption" is one of them. I still remember clearly walking out of the theater in 1994 and thinking that I've just seen one of the best movies that I'll ever have the pleasure of sitting through. A movie so elegant and emotional that is perfect in its way of storytelling. A movie that is about how hope can never die. The movie earned several Academy Award nominations that were certainly well-deserved, but it left theaters all too quickly. Over the years though, it has gained a strong cult following.
The movie stars Tim Robbins in one of his very best performances as Andrew Dufresne, a quiet man who is convicted of the murder of his wife and is sent to Shawshank prison. It's there he meets "Red", a convict played by Morgan Freeman who gets things from the outside for a price. He first sees Andy as he's lead into the prison and predicts that he won't last long inside the prison walls. Over time though, he's suprised that the young man is able to survive and soon, the two become friends with respect for each other. Andy is not a man who "fights the system". He spends his days in his own quiet world, a courage that the other prisoners don't quite understand at first. Robbins has built this character in a way that we the performance is not showy, but subtle. The result is that we want to know more and when we do begin to understand his ways, that only makes us want him to succeed that much more.Read more ›
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Excellent story and characters. Great movie for family with pre-teens & teensPublished 2 days ago by David Lown
Amazing movie! I get bored easliy.. and with this being a long movie.. I was sure that would happen. SO NOT THE CASE. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
The whole family (my husband and I and two teenage boys) enjoyed this movie.Published 3 days ago by kiagirl
EXCELLENT,EXCELLENT PICTURE GOOD GUYS END UP THE WINNERS IN THIS. AFTER YEARS, THE GOOD GUYS MAYBE NOT PROVEN INNOCENT BY LAW BUT PROVEN INNOCENT BECAUSE THEY WERE INTELLIGENT... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
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Sep 29, 2009 by John Hillestad | See all 6 posts
|What is up with these classic movies cases???||
I was bothered at first too, but then again my DVD collection also contains various types of packaging. Just think of your collection as eclectic.
Dec 3, 2008 by Steven S. | See all 6 posts
Goodfellas is a better movie. Frank Darabont says in the commentary track that Goodfellas was his basis of inspiration in making Shawshank.
Apr 2, 2015 by Rushead 2112-Hemispheres | See all 2 posts
|Name of Movie Morgan Freeman starred in.||
Have been looking at storylines of his past movies, Marie (1985), with Sissy Spacek MIGHT be the one as she is investigating political corruption. Morgan Freeman plays "Charles Traughber". Best I could find. hope it's it.
Dec 30, 2012 by Craig Schaff | See all 3 posts
|This is $10 at Walmart.||
I don't know about that. I just checked Walmart and it charges 24.96 $ for the Blu-ray book edition of Shawshank while Amazon charges 19.49 $ for the same edition.
Jan 22, 2011 by Rayan S. Alballaa | See all 2 posts
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