Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons by Stephen KingPrison aint 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 cant help but love it.
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Two of the other short stories in the collection were made into films, Stand By Me in and Apt Pupil in Darabont wrote the script in eight weeks before pitching it to Castle Rock Entertainment. The structure was slated to be torn down, but the production delayed the demolition for a year. After the film wrapped, all the buildings in the complex were torn down except the cellblock and main administrative building, which were preserved for historical purposes. The scene where Andy first approaches Red about the rock hammer as Red plays catch in the main yard took nine hours to shoot. Freeman continued to play catch for the whole nine hours without complaining and showed up the next day with his arm in a sling.
Frank Freshwaters, 79, escaped from the Ohio State Reformatory in , after serving two years for parole violation in a manslaughter case. The reformatory was later immortalized as the filming location for the drama The Shawshank Redemption, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Freshwaters, who lived most of his life under the false identity William Cox, was captured in May after spending most of his life as a fugitive. Upon capture he was returned to custody of the state of Ohio. By the time he is released at a date to be decided in April, Freshwaters will likely have turned 80 and have spent just under one year in prison since being apprehended. During his 56 years on the lam, authorities said Freshwaters lived in several states and held down a variety of jobs, including some time as a truckdriver.
'Real-life Shawshank Redemption' prison escapee recaptured after 56 Freshwaters' story hasn't ended as happily as Dufresne's (Columbia Pictures) The Shawshank Redemption film, based on a Stephen King.
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It tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne Tim Robbins , who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. Over the following two decades, he befriends a fellow prisoner, contraband smuggler Ellis "Red" Redding Morgan Freeman , and becomes instrumental in a money laundering operation led by the prison warden Samuel Norton Bob Gunton. Darabont purchased the film rights to King's story in , but development did not begin until five years later when he wrote the script over an eight-week period. While the film is set in Maine, principal photography took place from June to August almost entirely in Mansfield, Ohio , with the Ohio State Reformatory serving as the eponymous penitentiary. Thomas Newman provided the film's score. Many reasons were cited for its failure at the time, including competition from films such as Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump , to the general unpopularity of prison films, lack of female characters, and even the title, which was considered to be confusing for audiences. Over , VHS copies were shipped throughout the United States, and based on its award nominations and word of mouth, it became one of the top rented films of