The Tale of Friendship

The Tale of Friendship


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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAdapted from a short story by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption tells the tale of the friendship between two convicts serving life sentences. This film is one of the few Stephen King adaptations to go mainstream and not contain any supernatural occurances. It is also brilliantly narrated by Morgan Freeman through-out. Writer and director Frank Darabont draws out strong and intense performances from Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbens. Red (Freeman) sees hope as a dangerous thing that can drive a man insane, but Andy (Robbens) believes it is fuel that keeps us going against all the odds. Shawshank Redemption is a devoulty old fashioned prison drama, I don't want to give the plot of the film away, but something amazing happens at Shawshank prison, its suprising and inspiring to watch. You come away from the experiance blindsided by Andys inspirational example. This film was released in 1994. It was nominated for 7 academy awards including best picture. It failed to win a single Oscar, and director Frank Darabona failed to receive a nomination for himself. which is a crime in my opinion, as this film is flawlessly acted and directed. It was up against Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction which are great films in there own right, so I suppose it was unlucky to have such good competition that year for an Oscar. I would recommend this film to everyone, it is a true masterpeice of cinematography and rightly deserves its 5 star status. When I told a friend to watch this film, as he had not seen it, he loved every second of it and his only regret was he wished he had watched it when it was released 12 years ago. This film carries a 15 certificate and contains some prison violence and a mild scene of a sexual nature. Shawshank...

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