Friday, January 18, 2002

Last night, I watched The Shawshank Redemption for the third time, on HBO. It easily ranks as one of my all-time favourites. There's something indescribably beautiful about the movie
It's a deeply moving story about life of inmates in a high-security prison. It doesn't move you to tears. It moves you so deeply that tears seem inadequate. Every frame captivates you. Morgan Freeman conveys brilliantly through his narrative the bleakness and the hope; the resignation of a lifer and the fleeting moments of happiness; his affection for Andy (Tim Robbins) and consequent fear for his friend...
There are some moments that will stay with you forever... Andy playing an Opera over the prison's speaker system... the old prisoner Brookes' tragic end after 50 years in prison... and, of course, the final redemption...
I am sure they will show a repeat on television one of these days. Don't miss it!

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?