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Shawshank Film Anaylsis Essay

  • Submitted by: dmcguire22
  • on September 18, 2012
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 573 words

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David McGurie
Introduction to Film
Thesis and Outline

For my Film analysis, I choose the movie Shawshank Redemption. I know what you are thinking, just   another movie about criminals and convicts involving violence and bad language. That's where you are wrong.   Although Shawshank Redemption contains these it has a way deeper and more powerful meaning.

  The most unique part about the style of the movie is the cinematography.
  The movie looks like it was filmed with a blue screen background or some filter.
  The background brings out the two different colors blue and brown.
  The blue stands out next to the brown prison buildings.
  In the movie there are many main ideas and techniques that carry the film.
  Walls,lighting and water
  The whole movie is in high contrast with the exception of the guards who are mostly in the shadows
  The lighting of these scenes give a sense of violence without actually showing it in the film

  2. Narrator
  The narrator in this video adds to the movies appeal because of the fact that it is Morgan Freeman.
  His Voice makes the film much more intense
  Morgan Freeman’s being the narrator helps keep the audience’s attention
  He points out the things we do not notice and explains things with more detail so we understand more.
  Makes the Film more gripping
  3. Title
  “redeem” as to free from what distresses or harm(Websters dic)
  The title gains its full meaning at the end of the movie
  Andy is redeem through his experience at the prison
  He learns about life , while he also helps many others.
  His is redeemed through his second chance of life after his escape from the prison
  This movie could be interpreted as a lesson to not give up on your freedom
  Even though somethings bad happens to you don’t give up.
  Andy shows the audience that you must get busy living or get busy dying or you will...

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