For my film analysis, I chose the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Frank
Darabont directed Shawshank and wrote the screenplay based on the novel Rita
Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by author Stephen King. The movie was made in
1994 and produced by Niki Marvin.
The movie stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins as two convicts serving
time in a New England prison named Shawshank. Tim Robbins plays a man named
Andy Dufresne, a banker, who gets convicted
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close-up of the
man's facial expression. Darabont then shows us a full shot with the man
sitting on the bench all alone. This scene conveys a sense of emptiness to the
audience which is dramatic and memorable.
Overall, Darabont uses affective methods of filming, causing the
audience to feel Andy Dufresne desperation, sense of hopelessness, and finally
his exhaltation after escaping from prison. The movie is a modern example of
the classical style of cinema.