The Shawshank redemption
In this book, Mark Kermode traces the history of this unexpected audience favourite from the pages of Stephen King's novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, through the icy corridors of Ohio's Mansfield Reformatory (whose imposing gothic architecture dominates the film), to the television and video screens on which 'The Shawshank Redemption' became a phenomenon. Kermode's account includes comments from writer/director Frank Darabont and leading players Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The book also explores the near-religious fervour that the film inspires in its fans.
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Review: The Shawshank RedemptionUser Review - Levi Smith - Goodreads
This book wasn't as good as the movie. The movie showed it a lot better as the cinematographer gave visual clues and evidence on the movie. As the book proceeds, there is a deeper and deeper mood ... Read full review
Review: The Shawshank RedemptionUser Review - John Grose - Goodreads
It was a good story - different in some respects from the movie, but I enjoyed it. Read full review