The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Reference

Frank Darabont (1994): The Shawshank Redemption. Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton.

Quotations & Comments

Andy Dufresne: [in letter to Red] "Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." (The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)

Hope

"Hoffnung ist etwas Gutes. Vielleicht das Beste von allem. Und gute Dinge sterben nie."

translation by MB

Andy Dufresne: “I guess it comes down a simple choice: Get busy dying. Or get busy living.” (The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)

Hope

Reference

Red: “These walls are funny. At first you hate them, then you get used to them. Enough time passes and you start depending on them.” (The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)

Coping

Habits die hard

Andy Dufresne: That's the beauty of music. They can't get that from you... Haven't you ever felt that way about music?

Red: I played a mean harmonica as a younger man. Lost interest in it though. Didn't make much sense in here.

Andy Dufresne: Here's where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don't forget.

Red: Forget?

Andy Dufresne: Forget that... there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside... that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours.

Red: What're you talking about?

Andy Dufresne: Hope.

(The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)

"... there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside... that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours." (The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)

Inner Safe Place

Reference

Music as a Resource

Resource Work

Hope

Red: [narrating, referring to Andy] “I could see why some of the boys took him for snobby. He had a quiet way about him, a walk and a talk that just wasn't normal around here. He strolled, like a man in a park without a care or a worry in the world, like he had on an invisible coat that would shield him from this place. Yeah, I think it would be fair to say... I liked Andy from the start.” (The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)

Red: [narrating, referring to Andy] “He strolled, like a man in a park without a care or a worry in the world, like he had on an invisible coat that would shield him from this place.” (The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)

Protective Coat Imagination

Reference

Locations

IMDB

"Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency."

Evaluation

Keywords

Prison / Incarceration

Justice

Hope

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