25th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption

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  1. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    It always cracks me up that he is the voice for Mr. Krabs on Spongebob Squarepants.
     
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    Give me TSR over FG any day. God, I hate FG!
     
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    It has a good number of prison movie tropes and clichés, but the performances are fantastic. Great film.
     
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    We never really find out if he did kill his wife, although he denies it a few times.

    It just seemed to me that if a guy is that smart, and can pull off what he pulled off in fooling a lot of people, why did he get caught for murder, or how come he could not find a way to get out of the charges?
     
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    It's a great movie, but I still don't think it's the greatest movie ever made.

    That's all.
     
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    Should've won best score too. It lost to The Lion King which I think even Zimmer feels doesn't make sense.
    Probably Newman's best score (even if Newman doesn't think so). This movie could've been turned into mush in the hands of another composer, but he really kept it understated right up until the end.
     
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    Not just prison films, arguably the best FILM ever made
     
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    Such a great movie, one of those “when you come upon it whilst channel surfing, not matter where it is, ya gotta watch the rest of it” movies.

    This scene...when I first met my fiancé, she sorta did this (only she flipped her hair from the side) and I got all weak in the knees.

     
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    “That was the longest night in Andy’s life.”
     
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    Intoxicated and emotional at the time of the crime, combined with a connection to the victim and a classic motive, it's likely he would be caught. The rain was one of the few factors in his favor on that night as tire and shoe impressions would be erased or altered.
     
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    The entire movie"sisters" sub-plot was nowhere near as brutal compared to the book. I get why they did it that way, but it really reduces the impact of that abuse.


     
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    At first I thought you were joking. Then I didn't know. I haven't read the book in 20 years. Are you serious?
     
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    one interesting thing about it is that it has been considered and reconsidered so many times now, and several video essays have been birthed, painting it as a christian parable or a progressive/regressive rebuke of the justice system, and so on.




    and here's the book vs film breakdown. i do remember the film being markedly superior to the book, but it's been years.
     
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    I haven’t seen it in its entirety since its release, nor have I been compelled to. Not my thing, really, for a number of reasons.

    It’s an interesting phenomenon, though. Essentially it was a box office flop that failed to recoup its costs, got nominated and snubbed for several Oscars in a fairly competitive year, had a post Oscar resurgence as the most rented film on VHS the following year, but really got its legs when Turner bought Castle Rock and held early broadcast release exclusivity on TNT.

    Notably, a number of posters commented that it remains a tv favorite, getting pulled in while flipping channels. An important part of the film’s legacy is it’s success in home distribution versus theatre. To me it seems like an interesting link between prior films that were successful either on the screen or in home video release, and the modern trend of developing content specifically with the intent of streaming via Netflix / Prime / etc.
     
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    Still my favorite movie of all time, although I've seen it so many times I won't sit through all of it very often any more.
     
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    Just watched it. Great movie. As I was looking through the credits, I noticed that the corpulent prisoner that was killed at the beginning by the guard is credited simply as " Fat Ass ". ;)
     
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