Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #5 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

I loved loved loved this movie. Of course I don't think I've ever seen a Morgan Freeman movie I didn't love.

Tim Robbins plays a man who is found guilty of murdering his wife and her lover. He is innocent but I guess that doesn't matter. The movie is about his life in prison and his friendship with Red, played by Morgan Freeman.

I really love the ending but I'm not going to give it away in case you've never seen the movie yet.
I can't believe they didn't win any Oscars. The movie was nominated for:

Best Picture
Niki Marvin

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Morgan Freeman

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Frank Darabont

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins

Best Sound
Robert J. Litt
Elliot Tyson
Michael Herbick
Willie D. Burton

Best Film Editing
Richard Francis-Bruce

Best Music, Original Score
Thomas Newman