Darabont agreed to include the scene after seeing the test audience reactions, saying: "I think it's a magical and uplifting place for our characters to arrive at the end of their long saga..."[74], The film's score was composed by Thomas Newman. [74] The scene originally featured a longer reunion in which Andy and Red recited dialogue from their first meeting, but Darabont said it had a "golly-gee-ain't-we-cute" quality and excised it. Red worries about Andy's well-being, especially when he learns Andy asked a fellow inmate for 6 ft (1.8 m) of rope. [9] Freeman described filming as tense, saying, "Most of the time, the tension was between the cast and director. [100] Deakins won the American Society of Cinematographers award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography,[86] while producer Niki Marvin was nominated for a 1994 Golden Laurel Award by the Producers Guild of America. [46] When Robbins was cast, he insisted that Darabont use experienced cinematographer Roger Deakins, who had worked with him on The Hudsucker Proxy. [19] The scene in which Andy and several inmates tar the prison roof can be seen as a recreation of the Last Supper, with Andy obtaining beer/wine for the twelve inmates/disciples as Freeman describes them as the "lords of all creation" invoking Jesus' blessing. [125] In 2017, The Daily Telegraph named it the 17th-best prison film ever made,[126] and USA Today listed it as one of the 50 best films of all time. During its opening weekend, the film earned $727,000 from 33 theaters—an average of $22,040 per theater. [102], The oak tree, under which Andy leaves a note for Red directing him to Zihuatanejo, became a symbol of hope for its role in the film, and is considered iconic. [60] Other shooting locations included Pugh Cabin in Malabar Farm State Park, where Andy sits outside as his wife engages in an affair,[62] Butler, Ohio, stood in for Buxton, Maine,[63] and the Bissman Building in Mansfield served as the halfway house where Brooks stayed following his release. Bank Merchant Andy Dufresne is convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover, and sentenced to life imprisonment at Shawshank prison. At night, a new prisoner was thrown into his cell. [48] Freeman's son Alfonso has a cameo as a young Red in mug shot photos,[40] and as a prisoner shouting "fresh fish" as Andy arrives at Shawshank. [48] The low box office was also blamed on a lack of female characters to broaden the audience demographics, the general unpopularity of prison films, and the bleak tone used in its marketing. A meek banker named Andy Dufresne is wrongfully convicted of murdering both his wife and her lover in 1947. [39] He also cited Goodfellas (1990) as an inspiration on the use of dialogue to illustrate the passage of time in the script, and the prison drama Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) directed by John Frankenheimer. [29] Isaac M. Morehouse suggests that the film provides a great illustration of how characters can be free, even in prison, or imprisoned, even in freedom, based on their outlooks on life. He said that the time and precision taken by Deakins, and their limited filming schedule, meant he had to be precise in what he could film and how. [9][77] It was decided to mostly omit Stephen King's name from any advertising, as the studio wanted to attract a "more prestigious audience", who might reject a film from a writer known mostly for pulp fiction works such as The Shining and Cujo. "So Was Red", played following Red's release from prison, and leading to his discovery of Andy's cache, became one of Newman's favorite pieces. [18] Andy is offered as a messianic, Christ-like figure, with Red describing him early in the film as having an aura that engulfs and protects him from Shawshank. [70] The film originally had a cold open that played out Andy's crime, with his trial playing throughout the opening credits, but these scenes were edited together to create a more "punchy" opening. [101] In a 2016 interview, King said that The Shawshank Redemption was his favorite adaptation of his work, alongside Stand by Me. [52][53] Filming regularly required up to 18-hour workdays, six days a week. The film begins in the year 1947, where the quiet and passive banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover.Despite his repeated claims of innocence, … The interchangeability of the films used in the prison theater suggests that it is the cinematic experience and not the subject that is key to the scene, allowing the men to escape the reality of their situation. Red violates his parole by traveling to Fort Hancock, Texas, and crossing the border into Mexico, admitting that he finally feels hope. Movies: Shawshank Redemption, The; US Lawyer is sent to Shawshank prison for life, charts his experiences, friendships and influences on … But the Andy approaches Norton with this information, but Norton refuses to listen, and when Andy mentions the money laundering, Norton sends him back to solitary confinement. [103][105] The tree was completely felled by strong winds on or around July 22, 2016,[103] and its vestiges were cut down in April 2017. The Shawshank Redemption Review. Eventually, Andrew achieves his ends on his own terms. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” by Stephen King. [9] Reiner served as Darabont's mentor on the project, instead. Showing all 6 items Jump to: Summaries (5) Synopsis (1) Summaries. The prisoner pig chuckled as he managed to hide a file from them. Norton, meanwhile, transfers Tommy Williams to another prison out of fear that Andy would expose his money laundering operation if parole… Over the years, he retains hope and eventually gains the respect of his fellow inmates, especially longtime convict "Red" Redding, a black marketeer, and becomes influential within the prison. [41], At the time, prison-based films were not considered likely box-office successes, but Darabont's script was read by then-Castle Rock Entertainment producer Liz Glotzer, whose interest in prison stories, and reaction to the script, led her to threaten to quit if Castle Rock did not produce The Shawshank Redemption. [2][50] The novella's original title attracted several people to audition for the nonexistent role of Rita Hayworth, including a man in drag clothing. [90][91] Gene Siskel said that like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shawshank Redemption is an inspirational drama about overcoming overbearing authority. [30] Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described freedom as an ongoing project that requires attention and resilience, without which a person begins to be defined by others or institutions, mirroring Red's belief that inmates become dependent on the prison to define their lives. The possibility of escaping to Zihuatanejo is only raised after Andy admits that he feels responsible for his wife's death. Darabont purchased the film rights to King's story in 1987, but development did not begin until five years later, when he wrote the script over an eight-week period. [146] When UK film critic Mark Kermode interviewed a host of United States moviegoers, they compared it to a "religious experience". "[114] The film also has a score of 80 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 20 critics indicating "generally favorable reviews". In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". [84] Howe said that while the character is "cheesily messianic" for easily charming everyone to his side, comparing him to "Forrest Gump goes to jail", Robbins exudes the perfect kind of innocence to sell the story. He struggles to adapt to life outside prison and fears that he never will. Andy Dufresne, the young, successful vice president of a major bank, finds his life taking a serious detour after his wife and her lover are murdered and the crime gets pinned on him. [3] According to Glotzer, because of the low box-office numbers, TNT could air the film at a very low cost, but still charge premium advertising rates. For example, the scene where Andy first approaches Red to procure a rock hammer took nine hours to film, and featured Freeman throwing and catching a baseball with another inmate throughout it. Andy attempts to discontinue the laundering, but relents after Norton threatens to destroy the library, remove Andy's protection from the guards, and move him to worse conditions. [5] Renee Blaine portrays Andy's wife, and Scott Mann portrays her golf-instructor lover Glenn Quentin. [41], Darabont looked initially at some of his favorite actors, such as Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall, for the role of Andy Dufresne, but they were unavailable;[40] Clint Eastwood and Paul Newman were also considered. [83], The Shawshank Redemption opened to generally positive reviews. 06.30 Shawshank: Red’s parole hearing: rejected. Many reasons were cited for its failure at the time, including competition from films such as Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump, the general unpopularity of prison films, its lack of female characters, and even the title, which was considered to be confusing for audiences. It is now considered by many to be one of the greatest films of the 1990s. Red procures a rock hammer and a large poster of Rita Hayworth for Andy. When life kicks you down hope will raise you up. Deakins and Darabont plot a shot on location. [46] In 1996, the rights to The Shawshank Redemption were passed to Warner Bros., following the merger of its parent company Time Warner with the Turner Broadcasting System. [44] As of 2019, Destination Mansfield operates the Shawshank Trail, a series of 15 marked stops around locations related to the film across Mansfield, Ashland, Upper Sandusky, and St Croix. 06.00 Verdict: Two life sentences for Andy. This classic film is based off the short story, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, by Stephen King. [3] While finances for licensing the film for television are unknown, in 2014, current and former Warner Bros. executives confirmed that it was one of the highest-valued assets in the studio's $1.5 billion library. [42], On a $25 million budget,[51] principal photography took place over three months[9] between June and August 1993. [47] William Sadler, who portrays Heywood, said that Darabont had approached him in 1989 on the set of the Tales from the Crypt television series, where he was a writer, about starring in the adaptation he was intending to make. 09.00 1949: Andy Dufresne arrives. [4] The warden has also been compared to former United States President Richard Nixon. [40] While later scouting filming locations, Darabont happened upon Frankenheimer who was scouting for his own prison-set project Against the Wall. A year later, Tommy reveals to Red and Andy that his cellmate at another prison had claimed responsibility for the murders for which Andy was convicted. [80] It was considered a box-office bomb, failing to recoup its $25 million budget, not including marketing costs and the cinema exhibitors' cuts. [122], In 2005, the Writers Guild of America listed Darabont's screenplay at number 22 on its list of the 101 greatest screenplays,[123] and in 2006, Film4 listed it number 13 on its list of 50 Films to See Before You Die. [104] The tree was partially destroyed on July 29, 2011, when it was split by lightning; news of the damage was reported across the United States on newscasts, in newspapers, and on websites as far away as India. [55] According to the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau (later renamed Destination Mansfield),[59] tourism in the area had increased every year since The Shawshank Redemption premiered, and in 2013 drew in 18,000 visitors and over $3 million to the local economy. The Shawshank Redemption study guide contains a biography of Frank Darabont, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. It tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. [34] Another scene cut for time showed a prison guard investigating Andy's escape tunnel; this was thought to slow down the action. Andy gets a poster of Raquel Welch and adores it, which nobody else understands. [77] It was also voted as New Zealand's favorite film in a 2015 poll. Assigned to work in the prison laundry, Andy is frequently sexually assaulted by "the Sisters" and their leader, Bogs. [3][9] Television airings of the film accrued record-breaking numbers,[22] and its repeated broadcast was considered essential to turning the film into a cultural phenomenon after its poor box-office performance. Tommy, who in the novella trades his evidence exonerating Andy for transfer to a nicer prison, in the screenplay is murdered on the orders of Warden Norton, who is a composite of several warden characters in King's story. The ‘Themes and analysis’ series explores the major themes underpinning a movie or a TV show. [6] Conversely, Maslin said that Andy has the more subdued role, but that Robbins portrays him intensely, and effectively depicts the character as he transitions from new prisoner to aged father figure,[92] and Klady stated that his "riveting, unfussy ... precise, honest, and seamless" performance anchors the film. [139] Gunton said he had encountered fans in Morocco, Australia, South America,[140] Germany, France, and Bora Bora. 12.00 Norton: Your ass belongs to me. He is very isolated and lonely at first, but realizes there is something deep inside your body that people can't touch or get to....'HOPE'. The number of takes that were shot resulted in Freeman turning up to filming the following day with his arm in a sling. Jeff Baker, then-executive vice president and general manager of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, said that the home video sales had earned about $80 million. The cast also includes: Mark Rolston as Bogs Diamond, the head of "the Sisters" gang and a prison rapist;[12] Jeffrey DeMunn as the prosecuting attorney in Dufresne's trial; Alfonso Freeman as Fresh Fish Con; Ned Bellamy and Don McManus as, respectively, prison guards Youngblood and Wiley; and Dion Anderson as Head Bull Haig. While at Shawshank, he is beaten and raped repeatedly by a gang while working in the prison laundry, and the corrupt warden and his lieutenant are abusive to Andy to the extent of commiting crimes on the way. Assigned to work in the prison laundry, Andy is frequently sexually assaulted by "the Sisters" and their leader, Bogs. [9] Freeman blamed the title, saying it was unmemorable,[9] while Robbins recalled fans asking: "What was that Shinkshonk Reduction thing?". Darabont felt that making the film taught him a lot, "A director really needs to have an internal barometer to measure what any given actor needs. [9], The film was also competing with Pulp Fiction ($108 million),[3] which also premiered October 14 following its Palme d'Or award win, and Forrest Gump ($330 million),[3] which was in the middle of a successful 42-week theatrical run. Darabont recalled that Frankenheimer took time out from his scouting to provide Darabont with encouragement and advice. [38], Portraying the head guard Byron Hadley, Clancy Brown was given the opportunity to speak with former guards by the production's liaison officer, but declined, believing it would not be a good thing to say that his brutal character was in any way inspired by Ohio state correctional officers. [9] To prepare for the role, Robbins observed caged animals at a zoo, spent an afternoon in solitary confinement, spoke with prisoners and guards,[34] and had his arms and legs shackled for a few hours. State police arrive at Shawshank and take Hadley into custody, while Norton commits suicide to avoid arrest. Inmates look on. [49] Among the extras used in the film were the former warden and former inmates of the reformatory, and active guards from a nearby incarceration facility. It also analyses how they function within the story and elevate it. Andy and Red befriend him, and Andy helps him pass his GED exam. In 1947, a banker named Andrew “Andy” Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, based on strongcircumstantial evidence. Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Life seems to have taken a turn for the worse, but fortunately Andy befriends some of the other inmates, in particular a character known only as Red. [4], Many elements can be considered as tributes to the power of cinema. ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. An irate Norton throws a rock at a poster of Raquel Welch hanging on the cell wall, revealing a tunnel that Andy dug with his rock hammer over the past 19 years. The court sees him as a cold blooded murderer. [84] Gleiberman disliked that the prisoners' crimes were overlooked to portray them more as good guys. [9][78] In the United Kingdom, readers of Empire voted the film as the best of the 1990s, the greatest film of all time in 2006, and it placed number four on Empire's 2008 list of "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time" and their 2017 list of "The 100 Greatest Movies". He is befriended by Ellis "Red" Redding, an inmate and prison contraband smuggler serving a life sentence. We start out with a brief breakdown of why Andy and Red are in Shawshank Prison in Maine: They've both been convicted of killing their wives. In 1949, Andy overhears the captain of the guards, Byron Hadley, complaining about being taxed on an inheritance and offers to help him shelter the money legally. The Shawshank Redemption depicts the life of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) after his incarceration into the Shawshank State Prison for the alleged murder of his unfaithful wife and her lover. [77], A 2017 poll conducted by Gatwick Airport also identified the film as the fourth-best to watch while in flight. [22][41], After being nominated for several Oscars in early 1995,[9] the film was re-released between February and March, earning a further $12 million. The trail earned $16.9 million in revenue in 2018. [23], Early in the film, Warden Norton quotes Jesus Christ to describe himself to Andy, saying, "I am the light of the world", declaring himself Andy's savior, but this description can also reference Lucifer, the bearer of light. [91], Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman said that Freeman makes the Red character feel genuine and "lived-in". 13.30 Shower, clo… Freeman sometimes simply refused to do the additional takes. [49][65] Of the scene, Robbins said, "when you're doing a film, you want to be a good soldier—you don't want to be the one [who] gets in the way. It was filmed in one of the actual prison's more confined cells. While there, he finds a friend in Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding. Andy is released from solitary confinement after two months, and he tells a skeptical Red that he dreams of living in Zihuatanejo, a Mexican coastal town. The Shawshank Redemption is the highest rated movie in the IMDb Top 250 Movies list.. Our schedule for discussion this week: Monday: General Comments Tuesday: Plot Wednesday: Characters Thursday: Themes Friday: Dialogue Saturday: Takeaways. | [36], Leading up to its release, the film was test screened with the public. Over time Andy finds ways to live out life with relative ease as one can in a prison, leaving a message for all that while the body may be locked away in a cell, the spirit can never be truly imprisoned. Over 320,000 VHS copies were shipped throughout the United States, and on the strength of its award nominations and word of mouth, it became one of the top rented films of 1995. [71] One scripted scene, which Darabont described as his best work, was left unfilmed because of the shooting schedule. [100], Darabont later adapted and directed two other King stories, The Green Mile (1999) and The Mist (2007). The Shawshank Redemption is considered as one of the best films ever made. [65] Darabont commented that the scene in which Andy tells Red about his dreams of going to Mexico, was one of the last filmed and one that he most revisited in recollecting on the film's production. [41], The final cut of the theatrically released film runs for 142 minutes,[1] and was dedicated to Allen Greene, Darabont's former agent, who died during filming from AIDS. [26] Similarly, Red's freedom is only earned once he accepts he cannot save himself or atone for his sins. [53] The Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, a group of enthusiasts of the film, purchased the building and site from Ohio for one dollar in 2000 and took up maintaining it as a historical landmark, both as its purpose as a prison and as the filming site. Will Andy ever realize his dreams? [36] Positive recommendations and repeat customer viewings, and being well received by both male and female audiences, were considered key to the film's rental success. The project attracted many stars of the time for the role of Andy, including Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, and Kevin Costner. Robbins said that it is important that such a place exists for us. He is sent to Shawshank State Prison for a life sentence. Shawshank Redemption follows the story of two men in prison and their friendship. It’s rare to come across a film today that can tug at your heartstrings and make you really feel deep emotions about a fictional story and characters. I never expected anything to happen with it. When the British Film Institute analyzed the demographic breakdown of the YouGov poll, it noted that The Shawshank Redemption was not the top-ranked film in any group, but was the only film to appear in the top 15 of every age group, suggesting it is able to connect with every polled age group, unlike Pulp Fiction which fared better with younger voters, and Gone with the Wind (1939) with older voters. The others think that Andy broke and that Andy got 6 feet of rope means he was going to suicide. After the murder of his wife, hotshot banker Andrew Dufresne is sent to Shawshank Prison, where the usual unpleasantness occurs. The Shawshank Redemption Summary. He praised Robbins and Freeman for completing the scene in only a few takes. [6] Janet Maslin of The New York Times said that Freeman was quietly impressive, but lamented that Red's role in the film had limited range, restricted to observing Andy. [69] The film's first edit ran for nearly two and a half hours, which Glotzer considered "long", and several scenes were cut including a longer sequence of Red adjusting to life after incarceration; Darabont said that in test screenings the audience seemed to be getting impatient with the scene as they were already convinced that Red would not make it. Darabont said that he regretted being unable to capture the scene. [45] Cruise attended table readings of the script, but declined to work for the inexperienced Darabont. Tommy Williams is incarcerated for burglary in 1965. Robbins said, "I swear to God, all over the world—all over the world—wherever I go, there are people who say, 'That movie changed my life' ". Love, Steve. Yeah, not looking good for him. After being confirmed for the role, he used the wig in the film's early scenes until his hair regrew. While the film is set in Maine, principal photography took place from June to August 1993 almost entirely in Mansfield, Ohio, with the Ohio State Reformatory serving as the eponymous penitentiary. But inside Andy Dufresne is a completely different man. The Shawshank Redemption is an uplifting, deeply satisfying prison drama with sensitive direction and fine performances. Andy Dufresne is sent to Shawshank Prison for the murder of his wife and her secret lover. The shawshank redemption (1994) is a cult classic film which tells us the story of Andy Dufresne. [2], Marvin spent five months scouting prisons across the United States and Canada, looking for a site that had a timeless aesthetic, and was completely abandoned, hoping to avoid the complexity of filming the required footage, for hours each day, in an active prison with the security difficulties that would entail. The guardlaughed at him, thinking he would be unable to escape. He offered Darabont between $2.4 million[42] and $3 million to allow him to direct it himself. [77] Both films would become quotable cultural phenomena. [44] The surrounding area is also visited by fans, while local businesses market "Shawshanwiches" and Bundt cakes in the shape of the prison. [51], Despite its disappointing box-office returns, in what was then considered a risky move, Warner Home Video shipped 320,000 rental video copies throughout the United States in 1995. Taglines "[9] He found his most frequent struggles were with Deakins. Maybe because he was outside the lover's house with a loaded gun the night of the murder. … He expanded on elements of King's story. Once you're in that situation, you just toe whatever line you have to toe. It went on to receive multiple award nominations, including seven Academy Award nominations, and a theatrical re-release that, combined with international takings, increased the film's box-office gross to $58.3 million. [59][110], In late August 2014, a series of events was held in Mansfield to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary including a screening of the film at the Renaissance Theatre, a bus tour of certain filming locations, and a cocktail party at the reformatory. [22] Several alternative titles had been posited before the release due to concerns that it was not a marketable title. [90] Gunton and Brown were deemed by Klady as "extremely credible in their villainy",[84] while Howe countered that Gunton's warden was a clichéd character who extols religious virtues while having people murdered. Andy also tells him of a specific hayfield near Buxton, asking Red—once he is released—to retrieve a package that Andy buried there. Andy displays resilience through rebellion, by playing music over the prison loudspeaker, and refusing to continue with the money-laundering scam. The story of The Shawshank Redemption is all about hope and holding on to it. [75] The beach reunion was test audiences' favorite scene; both Freeman and Robbins felt it provided the necessary closure. Maslin said that Freeman's performance was especially moving when describing how dependent Red had become on living within the prison walls. "[137] In a 2014 Variety article, Robbins claimed that South African politician Nelson Mandela told him about his love for the film,[9] while it has been cited as a source of inspiration by several sportsmen including Jonny Wilkinson (UK), Agustín Pichot (Argentina), Al Charron (Canada), and Dan Lyle (USA),[138] and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. Robbins said that the long days were difficult. [54] Marvin eventually chose the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, to serve as the fictional Shawshank State Penitentiary in Maine, citing its Gothic-style stone and brick buildings. [9] Director and Castle Rock co-founder Rob Reiner also liked the script. Read a plot overview or analysis of the story. [22] The discovery of The Marriage of Figaro record is described in the screenplay as akin to finding the Holy Grail, bringing the prisoners to a halt, and causing the sick to rise up in their beds. 00.00 Andy Dufresne in car with gun. quotes: “See you in hell before I see you in Reno.” 04.30 Eight bullets, two victims. Being the critically acclaimed movie that it is, The Shawshank Redemption is bound to have countless reviews critiquing and praising every aspect of the plot… Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Warden Samuel Norton meets Andy and reassigns him to the prison library to assist elderly inmate Brooks Hatlen, a front to allow Andy to manage financial matters for other prison staff, guards from other prisons, and the warden himself. The production team dammed the stream to make it deeper and used chlorination to partially decontaminate it. Shawshank Redemption Plot Graph By Christian and Michael Climax The climax of the movie was when Andy finally escaped the prison. [53] Several of the interior shots of the specialized prison facilities, such as the admittance rooms and the warden's office, were shot in the reformatory. The piece, "Shawshank Redemption", plays during Andy's escape from Shawshank and originally had a three-note motif, but Darabont felt it had too much of a "triumphal flourish" and asked that it be toned down to a single-note motif. In a 2019 interview, he stated that he regretted that this meant he could not film a close up of Robbins' face as he climbed down out of the hole from his cell. Andy becomes friends with prison 'fixer' Red, and Andy epitomizes why it is crucial to have dreams. [49] While in the finished film the inmates watch Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946), they were originally intended to be watching Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend (1945), a film about the dangers of alcohol. 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