The Shawshank Redemption Is An American Drama Film Directed By Frank Darabont

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The Shawshank redemption is an American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont in the year 1994, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The film’s screenplay has been adapted from the Stephen King Novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank redemption and talks about the life of a man named Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life imprisonment in the Shawshank State prison for murder of his wife and her lover, even despite his claims of innocence. While the main genre of the film is drama, it fits into the sub-genres of a crime and drama thriller due to its complex narrative. The narrative is based on prison life and how Andy Dufrense who is the protagonist, copes with this life imprisonment. Shawshank redemption places its emphasis on the action taking place rather than the psychological meaning, which only adds to the reasoning of why ‘thriller’ is the main sub-genre. The movie stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two convicts serving time in a New England prison named Shawshank. The setting of the film is mainly of the Shawshank prison, which is an external location and is focused on the day-to-day activities of the prisoners. Tim Robbins plays the role of a man named Andy Dufresne who is the main protagonist, while Morgan Freeman plays the role of Ellis Boyd Redding or simply Red. Supporting characters are played by James Whitmore who is Brooks Hatlen, the librarian and one of the oldest convicts in the prison, Bob Gunton as Warden Samuel Norton who is
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