The Shawshank redemption


Author: Mark Kermode

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: 9780851709680

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 95

View: 7879

An account of one of the most popular films of all time- a true and unexpected audience favourite

The Shawshank Redemption


Author: Elisabeth Gareis,Martine S. Allard,Jacqueline J. Saindon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472084838

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 98

View: 3074

The Shawshank Redemption


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780790731186

Category: Feature films

Page: 142

View: 9049

A quiet banker sent to prison for murder learns to cope with prison life and develops a synergistic relationship with another lifer.

A Novel Approach

The Shawshank Redemption


Author: Elisabeth Gareis,Martine S. Allard,Jacqueline J. Saindon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472084845

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

View: 376

Screen Saviors

Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness


Author: Deborah Barndt,Hernan Vera,Andrew Gordon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847699476

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

View: 992

Screen Saviors studies how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood movies--by white directors featuring white protagonists interacting with people of another color. This collaboration by a sociologist and a film critic, using the new perspective of critical "white studies," offers a bold and sweeping critique of almost a century's worth of American film, from Birth of Nation (1915) through Black Hawk Down (2001). Screen Saviors studies the way in which the social relations that we call "race" are fictionalized and pictured in the movies. It argues that films are part of broader projects that lead us to ignore or deny the nature of the racial divide in which Americans live. Even as the images of racial and ethnic minorities change across the twentieth century, Hollywood keeps portraying the ideal white American self as good-looking, powerful, brave, cordial, kind, firm, and generous: a natural-born leader worthy of the loyalty of those of another color. The book invites readers to conduct their own analyses of films by showing how this can be done in over 50 Hollywood movies. Among these are some films about the Civil War--Birth of a Nation, Gone with the Wind, and Glory; some about white messiahs who rescue people of another color--Stargate, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mississippi Burning, Three Kings, and The Matrix; the three versions of Mutiny on the Bounty (1935, 1962, and 1984) and interracial romance--Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Forty years of Hollywood fantasies of interracial harmony, from The Defiant Ones and In the Heat of the Night through the Lethal Weapon series and Men in Black are examined. This work in the sociology of knowledge and cultural studies relates the movies of Hollywood to the large political agendas on race relation in the United States. Screen Saviors appeals to the general reader interested in the movies or in race and ethnicity as well as to students of com

The Shawshank Redemption Revealed

How One Story Keeps Hope Alive


Author: Mark Dawidziak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781493040988

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 2430

A 25th anniversary history and celebration of The Shawshank Redemption, one of the most cherished American films of the late twentieth century and one of the finest movies made from a Stephen King story. Featuring behind the scenes photography and new interviews with the cast and crew!


The Ultimate Guide to the Best 1,000 Modern Movies on DVD and Video


Author: James Berardinelli,Roger Ebert

Publisher: Justin, Charles & Co.

ISBN: 1932112065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 595

View: 3842

The popular film critic offers full-length reviews of his choices for the best one thousand movies from the 1990s to today.

Faith and Film


Author: Bryan P. Stone

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827210530


Page: N.A

View: 8368

Bryan Stone engages the cinema to open a discussion of theology and the culture of our time by pairing specific Christian doctrines found in the Apostles' Creed with popular movies and videos.

Screenwriters Award-winner Set, Collection 5

The Shawshank Redemption, Cinderella Man, And the Constant Gardener


Author: Frank Darabont,Cliff Hollingsworth,Akiva Goldsman,Jeffrey Caine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557047434

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 848

The Newmarket Shooting Script Sets offer a value- priced opportunity for screenplay lovers to build their collection. Each book within the set includes a facsimile of the film's actual shooting script, plus exclusive extras, such as introductions by or interviews with the filmmakers, notes on the film's production, selected movie stills, and complete cast and crew credits. This 3-vol. paperback set includes the script books for the movies The Shawshank Redemption, Cinderella Man, and The Constant Gardener. The Shawshank Redemption: Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay"Frank Darabont, with this one work, declares himself a special talent" (Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune) Cinderella Man: Writer's Guild of America nominee for Best Original Screenplay; includes a section of archival material and 16 pages of film stills The Constant Gardener: Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay"Jeffrey Caine fashioned anintelligent and riveting movie" (Claudia Puig, USA Today)

Stephen King: A Biography

A Biography


Author: Albert Rolls

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313345732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 9954

Now known worldwide for his horror creations in best-selling books and popular film adaptations, Stephen King spent years in obscurity trying to find his voice and his audience. For much of his career he chose to remain in the small-town Maine of his youth, far from glittering publishing and film centers, yet few American writers can now equal his hold on audiences worldwide. This biography traces King's evolution from would-be pulp magazine writer to master of his craft, whose work both epitomizes and transcends the horror genre.

Screenwriters Award-winner Set, Collection 3

The Shawshank Redemption, Adaptation, And a Beautiful Mind


Author: Frank Darabont,Charlie Kaufman,Akiva Goldsman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557046901

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 9267

The Newmarket Shooting Script(R) Sets offer a value-priced opportunity for screenplay lovers to build their collection. Each book within the set includes a facsimile of the film's actual shooting script, plus exclusive extras, such as introductions by or interviews with the filmmakers, notes on the film's production, selected movie stills, and complete cast and crew credits. Includes: "Sideways": Oscar(R)-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay; includes full-color section of photos from the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind": Oscar(R)-winner for Best Original Screenplay; features a Q&A with Charlie Kaufman "American Beauty": Five-time Oscar(R) winner, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay; with an Afterword by Alan Ball

Hollywood's Stephen King


Author: Tony Magistrale

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312293215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

View: 7842

A definitive overview of film adaptations of the works of horror master Stephen King analyzes the thematic, narative, and character links that are revealed among his films, exploring such popular films as Stand By Me, Misery, The Shining, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption, among others. Original. 15,000 first printing.

American Prison Film Since 1930

From The Big House to The Shawshank Redemption


Author: David Gonthier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

View: 5941

The main idea of this book is to study a number of well-known prison films from an analytical and historical perspective. The prison movie is not only its own separate genre, it is also a unique one at that. In addition to surveying the genre from 1930-2000, the book deconstructs twelve films in great detail through full annotated summaries based on the codes and conventions of the proposed genre.

Different Seasons

Four Novellas


Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501156764

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 4513

The #1 New York Times bestselling collection of four novellas from Stephen King bound together by the changing of seasons, each with strikingly different tones and characters. This gripping collection begins with “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” in which an unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge—the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award-nominee The Shawshank Redemption. Next is “Apt Pupil,” the inspiration for the film of the same name about top high school student Todd Bowden and his obsession with the dark and deadly past of an older man in town. In “The Body,” four rambunctious young boys plunge through the façade of a small town and come face-to-face with life, death, and intimations of their own mortality in the novella that became the movie Stand By Me. Finally, a disgraced woman is determined to triumph over death in “The Breathing Method.” “The wondrous readability of his work, as well as the instant sense of communication with his characters, are what make Stephen King the consummate storyteller that he is." —Houston Chronicle