Monday, October 25, 2004

The Art of Storytelling

Today I saw the movie which I would call the best movie I have ever seen atleast for now. A review of the film can be read here - The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

Brilliant acting by Tim Robbins (this is the second time in 2 movies that I have loved his performance - the other one was in Mystic River) and Morgan Freeman. Director/screenwriter Frank Darabont adapted Stephen King's novels, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, for his first feature film - an inspirational, life-affirming and uplifting, old-fashioned style Hollywood product, a combination prison/dramatic film and character study.

Its a pity that despite 7 nominations, the movie did not win a single Academy award. Tom Hanks pipped Morgan freeman for best actor and so did the director Robert Zemeckis - both for Forrest Gump. The nominations for the year 1994 inlcuded other great movies - Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Girl Interrupted & Speed.

It was only fit that I saw the movie with my current roommate and best buddy, Vikas Deshpande. Well, we are both waiting for the day we can lay our hands on another Stephen King adaptation by Frank Darabont that has our favorite actor Tom Hanks - The Green Mile.
Tagline: Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free


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