Analysis Of The Film Shawshank Redemption

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My chosen scene from the film “Shawshank Redemption” directed by Frank Darabont, is the scene where Andy escapes from the prison. The scene begins with the guards discovering Andy has escaped and transitions into a flashback of how Andy plotted and executed his escape. Key film techniques in the film are the uses of camera shots/movement, sound, dialogue and symbols. All of these techniques create an intense atmosphere and draw attention to the hidden meanings and messages present in this scene and the film itself, such as what the rocks and posters mean to Andy on a deeper meaning, outside of just being a distraction. The camera shots and movement in the film are primarily used to emphasize how characters are feeling, highlighting things that are important to both Andy and the audience, and to keep the pace of the film. Close-ups in this scene are used to reveal the strong emotions felt by the characters. After the opening of the scene we see a close-up of Red looking to Any’s cell. The director does this to show Red’s profound concern for Andy, as it is implied earlier on in the film, when Andy is in his scene holding a length of rope, that he might commit suicide. This close-up made me feel concern for Andy as well, as it made Andy’s plight feel more real. The director also uses camerawork to draw attention to important details, notably tilts and zooms. Shortly after Andy is found missing, we see a tilt from the Warden finding Andy’s shoes in his box, to the Warden’s
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