The Shawshank redemption

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British Film Institute, Oct 1, 2003 - Performing Arts - 95 pages
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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 Redemption

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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 Redemption

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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

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Mark Kermode is a film critic and broadcaster. He writes for Sight and Sound and The Independent, and providing weekly film reviews for BBC Radio 5. On television he appears regularly on BBC 2's Newsnight Review, and has written and presented numerous film documentaries including The Fear of God; 25 Years of the Exorcist and Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing the French Connection for BBC1, and Hell on Earth; Resurrecting The Devils, The Cult of The Wicker Man and On the Edge of Blade Runner for Channel 4.

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