The Shawshank Redemption
How did a low-key prison movie which was considered a box-office flop on its original release become one of the most popular movies of all time? Mark Kermode, writer and presenter of the acclaimed Channel 4 documentaryShawshank: The Redeeming Feature,traces the history of this unexpected audience favorite from the pages of Stephen King's novellaRita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,through the icy corridors of Ohio's Mansfield Reformatory (whose imposing gothic architecture dominates the film), to the television and video screens on whichThe Shawshank Redemptionbecame a phenomenon. Kermode's account draws on extensive interviews with writer/director Frank Darabont and leading players Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The book also explores the near-religious fervour that the film inspires in its huge number of devoted fans.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - benuathanasia - LibraryThing
Excellent read. The movie is one of my favorites, and I'm seriously pleased with how well it apparently follows the short story. The characters are far more fleshed out in the movie, but the short story is merely a launching pad. And an awesome one at that. Read full review