History Heartwarming / TheShawshankRedemption

2nd Dec '16 8:59:41 PM SkepticalBaby
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* It's a small moment, but a big one: After Red's second parole hearing, Andy gives him a new harmonica, even apologizing for having to go through one of Red's contraband competitors so that it would be a surprise. Red is genuinely touched by this act of kindness, but doesn't play it. However, later that night, after returning to his cell, Red takes out the harmonica and blows a single, soft note.
** Even more heartwarming when you consider that Red had only mentioned playing harmonica once before, in the exact same conversation where Red said that hope was dangerous. In playing the harmonica, even for one note, Red shows that not all hope is extinguished for him.
29th Nov '16 10:14:37 PM RyanW
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* It's easy to forget when rewatching, but the scenes of Andy's last night in prison, and the realization that he didn't come out for roll call the next morning, are all put together to make it look like Andy has been DrivenToSuicide. Seeing the OnceMoreWithClarity version of events for the first time is simply uplifting.
23rd Oct '16 3:48:33 PM Austin
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*** And the Pacific ''is'' blue in that beautiful final shot.

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*** ** And the Pacific ''is'' blue in that beautiful final shot.
9th Jul '16 2:22:06 PM MacedonianKing
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* One for Heywood early in the film. When the new inmates have their first night at Shawshank, he quietly begs the fat inmate to stop crying, knowing full well that Hadley will beat him for it. He's noticeably upset the next morning upon finding the man died of his injuries.
15th Apr '16 12:45:25 PM wittylibrarian
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*** And the Pacific ''is'' blue in that beautiful final shot.
9th Sep '15 6:48:53 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* The look on the convicts' faces as they hear the beautiful strains from ''Le Nozze di Figaro'' play over the loudspeaker. This is probably the first time any of them have heard music in quite a long time, and the overhead shot of them staring at the loudspeaker in unbridled awe never fails to bring tears to this troper's eyes.

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* The look on the convicts' faces as they hear the beautiful strains from ''Le Nozze di Figaro'' play over the loudspeaker. This is probably the first time any of them have heard music in quite a long time, and the overhead shot of them staring at the loudspeaker in unbridled awe never fails to bring tears to this troper's eyes.doubles as quite an effective TearJerker.
3rd Nov '14 5:35:18 PM redandready45
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* A small one at the Red's parole hearing in 1967. The previous parole board had treated him with contempt. This time, he is ''asked'' to sit down. And parole board lets him go after he sincerely explains the problems he has caused himself.
28th Jul '14 6:33:31 PM VPhantom
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* After returning from his solitary confinement stay due to the loudspeaker incident, Andy is playfully teased by Heywood, who says he would have preferred if he played "something good", like Music/HankWilliams, to which he apologizes by saying they stopped him before he could take requests. Then, many years later, after having substantially improved the library, Andy finally manages to fulfill Heywood's request by amassing a substantial catalog of Hank Williams' records.

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* After returning from his solitary confinement stay due to the loudspeaker incident, Andy is playfully teased by Heywood, who says he would have preferred if he played "something good", like Music/HankWilliams, to which he apologizes by saying they stopped him before he could take requests. Then, many years later, after having substantially improved the library, Andy finally manages to fulfill Heywood's request by amassing a substantial catalog collection of Hank Williams' records.
28th Jul '14 6:32:45 PM VPhantom
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* After returning from his solitary confinement stay due to the loudspeaker incident, Andy is playfully teased by Heywood, who says he would have preferred if he played "something good", like Music/HankWilliams, to which he apologizes by saying they stopped him before he could take requests. Then, many years later, after having substantially improved the library, Andy finally manages to fulfill Heywood's request by amassing a substantial catalog of Hank Williams' records.
12th Jun '14 1:44:37 PM ElectricZ
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* A small one while Andy is in extended solitary, where even the guards aren't supposed to talk to the prisoners, one of them whispers this through the food slot to help Keep Andy going:
--> '''Guard:''' "The kid passed. C+ average. Thought you'd like to know."
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