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The Shawshank Redemption summary The Shawshank Redemption, series The Shawshank Redemption, book The Shawshank Redemption, pdf The Shawshank Redemption, The Shawshank Redemption 1522a414be Andy Dufresne, A Banker, Was Convicted Of Killing His Wife And Her Lover And Sent To Shawshank Prison He Maintains His Innocence Over The Decades He Spends At Shawshank During Which Time He Forms A Friendship With Red , A Fellow Inmate Stephenking


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    Remember that hope is a good thing, Red, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption is subtitled Hope Springs Eternal and that perfectly sums up the soul of his book It s hope that keeps you going even after everything horrible that you can ever imagine has already happened to you, even after life has knocked you down over and over again, even after there seems to be nothing left Hope is the last thing to die, they say Andy Dufresne has taken that saying to heart, apparently The Shawshank Redemption is a prime example of why Stephen King will always remain among my favorite authors Branded a horror writer, a representative of a genre that is so easy and tempting to altogether judge and dismiss by book snobs lovers and I have been among them on than one occasion, I must confess results in way too frequent overlooking of his captivating storytelling skills and excellent character development that is the driving force behind his stories His best books and this is one of them, undeniably are based on what if approach, and then watching his characters try to find their way out of the what if situation, shaping themselves in the process of writing into fully fleshed figures which are so much than just the vehicles for necessities of plot development From Neil Gaiman s interview with King I was down here in the supermarket, and this old woman comes around the corner, this old woman obviously one of the kind of women who says whatever is on her brain She said, I know who you are, you are the horror writer I don t read anything that you do, but I respect your right to do it I just like things genuine, like that Shawshank Redemption And I said, I wrote that And she said, No you didn t And she walked off and went on her way The Shawshank Redemption is the story narrated by Red, a prisoner at the fictional Shawshank prison in Maine, immortalized by Morgan Freeman what a fitting last name in a well known Frank Darabont screen adaptation of this book Red tells us the story of his fellow prisoner Andy Dufresne, falsely accused of a murder he did not commit and sentenced to a life behind bars as a result Andy, a small calm level headed former banker, who would seem to be destined for the role of perpetual victim in the place where brawn seems to be worth than brains, where he has met violence and humiliation and senseless brutality from both guards and prisoners It was a place destined to break Andy s spirit It s supposed to do that to everyone That s the point.And yet Andy Dufresne calmly refuses to be broken Andy so fiercely clings to his humanity, to his hope that he becomes a legend His demeanor that of a free man even caged seemingly forever is what gives hope to others, especially Red, his friend and narrator So yeah if you asked me to give you a flat out answer to the question of whether I m trying to tell you about a man or a legend that got made up around the man, like a pearl around a little piece of grit I d have to say that the answer lies somewhere in between All I know for sure is that Andy Dufresne wasn t much like me or anyone else I ever knew since I came inside He brought in five hundred dollars jammed up his back porch, but somehow that graymeat son a bitch managed to bring in something else as well A sense of his own worth, maybe, or a feeling that he would be the winner in the end or maybe it was only a sense of freedom, even inside these goddamned gray walls It was a kind of light he carried around with him Andy Dufresne meticulously and patiently clings to a bit of hope, so irrational and fickle that anyone would have given up And it s this hope, so inherent to his nature, that allows him to retain his humanity and quiet but undeniable dignity in a place where neither is supposed to exist Violence, corruption, power, greed, cruelty Andy goes through it all with his unexpected backbone of steel, allowing all of it to only barely tarnish his amazing resilient spirit, winning his little victories against the system along the way, in his own way brightening the existence of those for whom there d appear to be little left, patiently fighting his fight to keep little glimpses of humanity in the place where they are rarely seen Some birds are not meant to be caged, that s all Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much drab and empty for their departure I first read this book as a fourteen year old teenage cynical know it all and when I got to the end, I cried Because it hit me then how, despite my teenage sense of invulnerability, the world can be cruel to you for no reason, and sometimes hope is all you have left Now I m twice that age, having seen a bit of the life s cruelty that King so frequently alludes to, and I no longer cry at the ending of this book instead, I marvel with a feeling of sadness and quiet fascination at how aptly he captured the need to keep going despite all odds, even when it appears there is nothing left to live and hope for Because hope dies last, and sometimes you just need to see it through to the end And as long as you haven t lost yourself, your inner little sense of worth, there remains something to live and fight for I find I am excited, so excited I can hardly hold the pencil in my trembling hand I think it is the excitement that only a free man can feel, a free man starting a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain.I hope Andy is down there.I hope I can make it across the border.I hope to see my friend and shake his hand.I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams.I hope


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    Prison ain t no fairy tales Almost everything that could be possibly said about it has been said What makes this book different is the message it conveys one of eternal hope I was and am profoundly moved by this simple and eloquent depiction of hope, friendship, and redemption The story begins with the trial of a young banker, Andy Dufresne, victimized by circumstantial evidence, resulting in a conviction for the murder of his wife and her lover After a quick conviction, Andy finds himself serving a life sentence at Shawshank prison, with no hope of parole.Stephen King is one of the most enchanting storytellers of our time, and perhaps, the only one alive His prose is equally enchanting, wonderful, and mesmerizing It was a sheer delight to read him And, by the way, it was my first Stephen King novel All in all this is a great story vividly told that will leave you with a true sense of redemption in your soul It is a riveting tale about friendship and the strength of character, about going up against what is wrong and unfair and coming out on top through pure true grit and a little luck, that will leave you in utter amazement It is such a moving tale that you just can t help but love it.Highest Recommendations


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    I ve watched The Shawshank Redemption movie any number of times on cable TV at least the last half of it I almost always manage to miss the first half So a few weeks ago when my husband asked me to find Stephen King s story The Body the basis for the movie Stand by Me , I was delighted to find the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption in the same collection My husband hasn t read his story yet, but I ve read mine A lifetime convict, Red in the story, a redheaded man of Irish descent no Morgan Freeman narrates the story of Andy Dufresne, his unjust imprisonment for murder in Shawshank Prison, and his life and times in prison Andy is a standoffish guy, but Red is the guy who can get almost anything for you he draws the line at weapons and hard drugs Gradually the two become friends Red watches as Andy deals with the prison rapists called the sisters, and then becomes valuable to the prison guards and the warden himself because of his financial wizardry Despite his circumstances, Andy has hope and a self confidence that Red admires It was so interesting to see where the movie follows the original story and where it diverges I like some of the changes introduced in the movie, actually, view spoiler especially Andy s final fleecing of Warden Norton and the warden s final fate hide spoiler


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    This is going to be a different kind of review.While we all know that the book is better than the movie no, this is not a debatable statementwhile I strongly feel that everybody is entitled to their opinion, you are wrong if you don t agree and it s time somebody is brutally honest with you we tend to forget that adapting a book into a screenplay is a writing art of its own.The writer of the screenplay will always be at a disadvantage when adapting a book, especially when it is a popular story already Here are some of the disadvantages Time In the movie industry, one page roughly translates to one minute on screen This means that most producers of movies, unless it is a well established writer to begin with, will not even consider a script of than 120 pages, and they prefer 90 100 pages To condense any book down that much usually means some things has to be sacrificed, already taking away some of the magic of the story Control Once a screenplay is sold to a movie studio, in most cases, all control of the story and the written word is given up The director can chop and change anything to make the vision he she has of the movie into a reality Sometimes it is practical reasons the budget doesn t allow it, the correct location couldn t be found, the weather is not working along, etc and sometimes it s just a silly expression of art, but the story can beahem, excuse the crudeness whored down for whatever reason And, to top it all off, the powers that be can decide that the ending needs to be viewer friendly and insist on a change Great respect to Brad Pitt who threatened to withdraw from the movie SE7EN if they changed the ending, and therefor ensuring one of the best movies ever was released Ego Ah, yes, the thing that makes Hollywood go roundI think a lot of people will be shocked if they found out how many times lines had to be changed to make it funnier or to make the best paid actor look better on screen How horrificRight, so the reason I chose this book to write the review on is because I have great respect for the man who adapted this brilliant Stephen King novella for the screen Frank Darabont.This is, in my opinion, one of the best adaptations out there Darabont was also the director of the movie, which helped with the control And throw Morgan Freeman in the cast, you know it has to be, at the very least, a good movie.This was also the first dollar deal and I haven t researched this, only read about it many years ago, so correct me if I m wrong Stephen King made a deal with some aspiring screenplay writers that he would sell the rights to some of his stories to be adapted into screenplays for a dollar Don t misunderstand, it s a dollar and they had the right to adapt the screenplays, not the rights to the entire story I m pretty sure he made a decent amount of money from the movies.Anyway, Darabont adopted this story into THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and it impressed King enough to allow him to try and sell it And the rest is history this is a brilliant story thank you Mr King told brilliantly on screen thank you Mr Darabont.Darabont would make two further dollar deals with King, maybe you ve heard of them THE MIST will be the lesser known of the two I absolutely LLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEEDDDD the end of that movie.THE GREEN MILEneed I say .Darabont will also be the one who will bring THE WALKING DEAD to the small screen and I m going to leave it at that because they fired him during the second season and everything went to shit from there.What s the best adaptation you ve seen


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    Find all of my reviews at I hope The moral of the story You have to crawl through a lot of shit in life before you reach Zihuatanejo.Uncle Stevie will always be known as the Master of Horror, but it s my belief that his not so scary stuff is where he truly shines Hands down my favorite story ever, that just so happened to be converted into one of my favorite films as well If you ve not yet experienced it, you re missing out on what my husband and I have dubbed getting Shawshanked It s one of those films that you can t help but pause on when scrolling through the channels on the boob tube just for a second That second turns into watching whatever remains of the film, and quite possibly crying a time or two The book spares the reader the heartbreak which is Brooks, while the film offers the best miscasting of all time with this red haired Irishman Another fabulous narration by Frank Muller which could only have been topped if it were Morgan Freeman doing the reading


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    Usually, I m struggling with trying to review my favorite books, because apart from expressions like awesome , mind blowing or must read , not too much can be said about stories like these Perhaps this is one of the reasons why I tend to enjoy writing snarky reviews of books I disliked way than trying to compose a decent review on a story I loved and want everyone else to read as well Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is one of them I have to admit, I am a huge fan of prison stories and the way they are able to explore what imprisonment and isolation from society can do to a human s mind Stephen King managed to explore this in such a perfect way, allowing hope and despair to flow into his words simultaneously I ve read many other reviews emphasizing it, and I can only sign what they are writing this is not only a story about life in prison which, by the way, is depicted in a very realistic way not that I would be able to judge how life in prison really feels like, but at least King managed to convince me this is how it would feel like to be imprisoned for than thirty years , but also a story about hope And it is perfectly done Not many stories before have been able to nearly reduce me to tears at the ending, but Shawshank Redemption is one of them.It s no long story and, thus, will not take much time to read, so I can highly recommend giving it a try Now, watching the movie version with Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins will gain a high place on my to do list right beneath reading Stephen King novels , as nearly everybody seems to have watched this movie and loved it except for me.


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    This is one of my favorite movies and I watch it anytime it s rerun on tv I ve vowed to read Stephen King because if you skip those of the horror genre, his other books are such wonderful, human stories Having recently been in on some discussions of another prison book, The Enchanted, I couldn t help but compare the two books as I read along I love both books, with their similarities and dissimilarities but Shawshank offers such hope and redemption I mean it is right there in the title , that I think that gives it an edge with me Also the characters of Red and Andy are so great The narrator on the audio was not Morgan Freeman darn but was very good I am always recommending the movie and now I ll start recommending the audio book just as heartily 5


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