Shawshank Redemption is a film co-operated by white people and black people. It told a story about the life in the prison.
A man called Andy Dufresne, was sent into the prison, Shawshank, for he murderer his wife and her lover in bed. However, he was innocent as he said. The new days in the prison were hard to live. It’s violent, heartless and cruel. A month later, Andy began to make friends with other prisoners. One of them called Red, who could get anything what he wanted. Andy bought a mallet from him and started his plan to escape. During this time, he did many things: expanding the library, caving stones, making tainted money for the prison governor, etc. It took him 20 years to tunnel secretly and he successfully escaped from the prison. Before that, Andy had told his best friend Red that his dream---Zihuatanejo, a warm place without memory. After escaping, Andy lived a free life in another identity and made the prison governor arrested. Several years later, Red was approved to leave. He had lived inside for 40 years. He was institutionized. Sometimes he thought of getting back again as he didn’t belong the world, but he didn’t, for the promise to Andy. Finally, in Zihuyatanejo, they met.
It is a good film. The cruel prison life terrified me and the friendship moved me. The story goes to a happy ending---redemption.
Based on the Stephen King （non-horror） novella “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”， this is a simple story of hope made remarkable by the interaction between the two lead characters. Both Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman do a fine job in terms of making their roles genuine and appealing, and also in the way they work so well together. The production values throughout are outstanding, but this is not a “fancy” film. Rather, it sticks to the story it is telling without resorting to flashy tricks to grab the audience’s attention. Although there is violence, some of it extreme, it is necessary to show the kind of place the prison is and is certainly not gratuitous. The main theme is hope, not despair, and the violence serves only as a backdrop to that message. Unashamedly a feelgood movie, by the end one is wishing only that it would continue for a few more moments.
In fact, I have seen the old film "Shawshanks redemption" a long time ago. I have brushed it again these days. From the time of shooting to now, the old film after more than ten years is still full of charm. It mainly tells the story of Andys "self salvation" in order to see the light again and pursue freedom. The film conveys a strong desire for freedom and a firm belief in hope. This movie really has a lot to learn.
Shawshank is not a name, but a prison. As the name implies, it is a place where prisoners are imprisoned and people are transformed. Here, the criminals report whatever they do, and finally let them become the dead bodies of the lost souls. Hope, freedom and dignity are all dead here. As Rhett put it, "when you first enter prison, you hate the walls around you; slowly, you get used to living in them; eventually you find yourself forced to live on them." In this movie, prison has been given a deeper meaning.
Lao Bu, a 70 year old man who has spent half a century in prison. Here he can earn a little respect from other prisoners with his education. One day, when he learned that he had been released, his first reaction was fear. Just as the caged birds have lost the ability to fly after being locked for too long, Lao Bu has lost the ability to survive in the society, so he is inevitably eliminated by the society. In fact, Lao Bu tried to integrate into the society, but the distance of 50 years became an insurmountable obstacle. At last, Lao Bu committed suicide in a dark house.
Lao Bus tragedy made our hearts ache. In the movie, Rhett thinks that Lao Bus tragedy is due to institutionalization, and that he, even the whole prison, is falling victim to institutionalization. So in reality, some students with poor psychological quality are performing the same tragedy. Some students stay in school for too long. After entering the society, like Lao Bu, they are not recognized by the society because of their lack of survival ability. After experiencing setbacks, I was overwhelmed and ended my young life.
Andy was a young and promising banker, but he was wrongly killed his wife, but the murderer was not found, was sentenced to two life imprisonment. In Shawshanks high wall, Andy not only suffered from strict management system, but also received the physical torture of "three sisters". In such a case, everyone will lose his mind, but Andy is the exception.
Andy never complains about the unfairness of life, but quietly tries to grasp his own destiny. Calm, brave, indomitable, never give up to fight with wisdom, which is the difference between Andy and what we lack in the face of difficulties and setbacks. In the face of difficulties, we are always too impetuous, eager to complain rather than to think; always too timid, eager to escape rather than to face. Thats what were going to learn from Andy in the movie.
When everyone thought Andy was going to be crushed, he found his freedom after climbing 500 yards of stinking pipes on a stormy night. In 20 years, a stone hammer combined with Andys unyielding belief and desire for freedom finally dug a road that Rhett thought would take 600 years to dig. In fact, Andy is always free, his heart is not bound by Shawshanks strength, and his desire for freedom and his belief in escaping has never wavered. Because the system can only regulate a persons behavior, but not imprison peoples thoughts.