April 9, 2007
I could seriously watch this movie over and over and over. I love it so much. Everything about it is brilliant. I can understand how people don't like it as much as other people, but I'd like to know why the people who hate it do so. Hmm. Yeah, I rewatched The Shawshank Redemption last night (and the last 30 minutes of it again today because it's that good) because for some reason Thomas Newman's score kept popping up when I put iTunes on Shuffle. I just can't get enough of this movie, really. The two hours really do fly by (I am always shocked to realise the movie is just over the two hour mark actually). As evidenced by the sidebar, I have seen it a lot. Ten of those times were due to my year 12 high school media studies class where we had to study that and another prison movie, the polar opposite (quality wise), Murder in the First starring Kevin Bacon and Christian Slater (versus Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. No contest.) Typically, I aced the essay we had to do for it. :P
Lastly, I found it slightly amusing that I chose to watch Shawshank on the Easter weekend, considering it has incredibly obvious Christ analogies (put in prison for another man's sin, being reborn from a dark stone prison.)
Anyway. LOVE it.