History Film / TheShawshankRedemption

5th Feb '16 1:02:51 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* AdultFear: To start, Andy was thrown in prison for decades for a crime he didn't commit.
23rd Jan '16 9:55:15 AM nombretomado
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** The alias Andy invents, "Randall Stephens." "Randall," after Randall Flagg, a recurring villain in Stephen King's books (best known as the BigBad of ''Literature/TheStand'' and as [[Franchise/TheDarkTower Roland Deschain]]'s nemesis). "Stephens," after StephenKing (in the novella, the name he makes up is "Peter Stephens").
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** The alias Andy invents, "Randall Stephens." "Randall," after Randall Flagg, a recurring villain in Stephen King's books (best known as the BigBad of ''Literature/TheStand'' and as [[Franchise/TheDarkTower Roland Deschain]]'s nemesis). "Stephens," after StephenKing Creator/StephenKing (in the novella, the name he makes up is "Peter Stephens").
7th Jan '16 12:42:00 PM pragmatika
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not really an odd nickname
In 1947, young banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is found guilty of the murder of his wife and her lover; he is sentenced to life in prison, and his sentence is to be served at Maine's Shawshank penitentiary. The conditions are terrible, many of his fellow prisoners are sadistic, and many of the guards are even worse -- but life begins to look up as Dufresne becomes acquainted with an old black con, Ellis Redding (MorganFreeman, the character also serves as the movie's narrator), commonly referred to as Red. A friendship begins after Red (whose odd nickname is drawn from his surname; in the original story he was a red-haired Irishman and his real name was never given), "the man who knows how to get things," procures a rock hammer for Dufresne, an object he wishes to own in order to carve a soapstone chess set. The friendship will only strengthen over the coming years.
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In 1947, young banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is found guilty of the murder of his wife and her lover; he is sentenced to life in prison, and his sentence is to be served at Maine's Shawshank penitentiary. The conditions are terrible, many of his fellow prisoners are sadistic, and many of the guards are even worse -- but life begins to look up as Dufresne becomes acquainted with an old black con, Ellis Redding (MorganFreeman, the character also serves as the movie's narrator), commonly referred to as Red. A friendship begins after Red (whose odd nickname is drawn from his surname; in the original story he was a red-haired Irishman and his real name was never given), "the man who knows how to get things," procures a rock hammer for Dufresne, an object he wishes to own in order to carve a soapstone chess set. The friendship will only strengthen over the coming years.
7th Jan '16 12:26:49 PM hullflyer
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* SuspiciousSpending: Averted -- Norton runs his scams for years, but has a separate identity set up to receive the proceeds of his crimes. Judging by the amount that's there by the end of the movie, it appears he hasn't spent much.
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* SuspiciousSpending: Averted -- Norton runs his scams for years, but has a separate identity set up to receive the proceeds of his crimes. Judging by the amount that's there by the end of the movie, it appears he hasn't spent much. The novella also notes that Andy's usefulness is not only financial advice, it's aspects of his banker knowledge which allows him to launder money from inside for the wardens and guards
7th Jan '16 12:24:14 PM hullflyer
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** The alias Andy invents, "Randall Stephens." "Randall," after Randall Flagg, a recurring villain in Stephen King's books (best known as the BigBad of ''Literature/TheStand'' and as [[Franchise/TheDarkTower Roland Deschain]]'s nemesis). "Stephens," after StephenKing.
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** The alias Andy invents, "Randall Stephens." "Randall," after Randall Flagg, a recurring villain in Stephen King's books (best known as the BigBad of ''Literature/TheStand'' and as [[Franchise/TheDarkTower Roland Deschain]]'s nemesis). "Stephens," after StephenKing.StephenKing (in the novella, the name he makes up is "Peter Stephens").
7th Jan '16 10:45:08 AM hullflyer
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** Andy's first beating at the hands of the sisters. We see it beginning, but once Andy is knocked to the ground, the camera slowly retreats around a corner and away from the sight of the beating, though we can still hear it happening.
5th Jan '16 11:34:10 AM PaulA
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Trope Namers is trivia
-->'''Andy:''' The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. [[TropeNamer I]] HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook.
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-->'''Andy:''' The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. [[TropeNamer I]] HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook.I had to come to prison to be a crook.
5th Jan '16 11:33:18 AM PaulA
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''The Shawshank Redemption'' is a 1994 drama film based on Creator/StephenKing's novella ''Creator/RitaHayworth and Shawshank Redemption'' from his novella collection ''Literature/DifferentSeasons''.
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''The Shawshank Redemption'' is a 1994 drama film based on Creator/StephenKing's novella ''Creator/RitaHayworth ''Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption'' from his novella collection ''Literature/DifferentSeasons''.

* RedHerring: [[spoiler: At the climax, we're led to believe that Andy is planning suicide. He gives Red a dramatic speech about the choice between living and dying, he buys a length of rope from Heywood, and he fails to line up for roll-call the morning after, with a DiscretionShot of said guard's stunned face taking up the screen when he investigates his cell. Surprise! Andy actually escaped in the night. That big Rita Hayworth / MarilynMonroe / Raquel Welch poster was covering up his escape tunnel the whole time, and he needed the rope to drag a bag of supplies behind him]].
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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: At the climax, we're led to believe that Andy is planning suicide. He gives Red a dramatic speech about the choice between living and dying, he buys a length of rope from Heywood, and he fails to line up for roll-call the morning after, with a DiscretionShot of said guard's stunned face taking up the screen when he investigates his cell. Surprise! Andy actually escaped in the night. That big Rita Hayworth / MarilynMonroe Marilyn Monroe / Raquel Welch poster was covering up his escape tunnel the whole time, and he needed the rope to drag a bag of supplies behind him]].
4th Jan '16 10:46:19 AM Akaihiryuu
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--> Andy: "What are you in for?" Red: "Murder." Andy: "Did you do it?" Red: "Only guilty man in Shawshank."
3rd Jan '16 1:55:46 PM gallium
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''The Shawshank Redemption'' is a 1994 drama film based on Creator/StephenKing's novella ''Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption'' from his novella collection ''Literature/DifferentSeasons''.
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''The Shawshank Redemption'' is a 1994 drama film based on Creator/StephenKing's novella ''Rita Hayworth ''Creator/RitaHayworth and Shawshank Redemption'' from his novella collection ''Literature/DifferentSeasons''.
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