The Novel Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

The Novel Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

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  • Date Submitted: 02/18/2009 1:28 AM
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The Novel Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption was written by Author Stephen King, and was first published in 1982. Frank Darabont directed Shawshank and wrote the screenplay based on Kings novel. The movie was made in 1994 and produced by Niki Marvin. The films main characters consisted of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), Boyd Ellis Redding “Red” (Morgan Freeman), The Warden (Bill Gunton), Hadley (Clancy Brown) and Brooks played by James Whitmore. The story tells of a young banker Andy Dufresne who is convicted for the murder of his wife and is sentenced to life at Shawshank prison, where he meets Red his truest friend. The movie shows Andys struggles to adapting to life inside the prison and his t

As for Red and the other prisoners watching the courage of Andy alone against a whole prison, and the whold power of the state behind that, realizing one man armed with nothing but hope can change his destiny. riumphs over the hurdles thrown at him until the end when he cannot stand another minute he escapes. Andy prepared for the worst in approaching Hadley, He could have just thrown Andy off the roof without even hearing him, or he could have taken his advice and thrown him off anyway. ” (46) Reading those words was more effective in portraying the exsistance of hope then the same scene in the film, this example of Hadley actually taking the advice from a prisoner as to what he could do with his money. “We sat and drank it and felt the sun on our shoulders”, “and for those twenty minutes we felt like free men”.

Both the novel and the film do a good job of portraying hope in the character of Andy Dufresne but through the narration of Red in the film I will use three main supports how we are given a first hand look of Andy’s miraculous story of conviction and his survival mechanisms as he adapts to his new life inside the walls of Shawshank we are also a pivy to Andys belief in hope and true friendship that carries him through to his redemption and...

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