Monday, January 25, 2010

"That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory."

“The Shawshank Redemption”

Though other movies are more particular to the genre’s I appreciate most (“Fight Club” and “Moulin Rouge”) I must say that “The Shawshank Redemption” is the best movie of all time. Andy Dufrense(Tim Robbins) is imprisoned for a murder he did not commit. Sound failure? The rest won’t. Shawshank is a twisted prison with twisted guards. Dufresne makes nice and uses his banking skills to earn trust with the guards while bonding with a few convicts, Red (Morgan Freeman at his best,) for one. This is the best feel good movie ever. Over come everything! Is what this movie shouts out at it’s stunned audience. Spectacular characters win over your hearts while an escape plan is planned out… but is it an escape plan or a suicide plan? It’s very realistic. This is one of those minority movies that could actually happen. Stephen King wrote it. Good job, Stephen King. This is the best thing your name has ever been attached to.

"I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free."

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