Shawshank Redemptions- Stephen King
January 7, 2007 11:57am CST
A man named Andrew Dufresne is wrongly accused and sentence to jail for the murder of his wife and her husband. In the outside world he was an innocent man.. he had to go to jail to become a crook. Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Andy dufresne spends a quarter of a century confined to the less than accommodating quarters of Shawshank Prison. He cannot prove his innocence because no one will listen, so he spends that time constructively. With the aid of a small rock hammer and a pin-up picture of the actress, Rita Hayworth, Andy Dufresne attempts to do something which has been done seldom if ever -- escape from Shawhank!
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6 Apr 08
I loved this story, it was so... well at least I found it heart warming. I was so glad he got away. I actually like this whole collection of stories. Except for Apt Pupil. It made me disgusted and I felt sick for weeks afterwards. It was by far my least least favourite of stephen kings stories. I had actually forgot i had read it until just then (which explains why it is not mentioned in any of my other responses). The Body was another of my favourites from this collection.
18 Mar 08
Stephen King (non-horror) novella "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption", is a simple story of hope made remarkable by the interaction between the two lead characters. Both Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman do a fine job in terms of making their roles genuine and appealing, and also in the way they work so well together. The production values throughout are outstanding, but this is not a "fancy" film. Rather, it sticks to the story it is telling without resorting to flashy tricks to grab the audience's attention. Although there is violence, some of it extreme, it is necessary to show the kind of place the prison is and is certainly not gratuitous. The main theme is hope, not despair, and the violence serves only as a backdrop to that message. Unashamedly a feelgood movie, by the end one is wishing only that it would continue for a few more moments.