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Old 08-12-2011, 04:52 AM
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This is easily one of the five best films ever made IMO. Amazing storytelling. Freeman is terrific. Robbins is excellent. Even the actors in the smaller parts are superb. This film defines "the perfect ending" after all the shit Andy goes through.
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This film defines "the perfect ending" after all the shit Andy goes through.
I'm actually not so keen on the ending and think it should finish when Red finds the box with the postcard -- the part on the beach just seems unnecessary.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:50 PM
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This is easily one of the five best films ever made IMO. Amazing storytelling. Freeman is terrific. Robbins is excellent. Even the actors in the smaller parts are superb. This film defines "the perfect ending" after all the shit Andy goes through.
Quite literally too, if I remember the ending correctly!
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Quite literally too, if I remember the ending correctly!
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Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can't even imagine, or maybe I just don't want to. Five hundred yards... that's the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile.
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I'm actually not so keen on the ending and think it should finish when Red finds the box with the postcard -- the part on the beach just seems unnecessary.
I won't argue that point. I'm okay with the beach scene as it is, but had it had them talking about whatnot, I wouldn't. We just get a visual to match Red's narrating when he says he gets to see his friend again. And this comes from someone who hates that most films have a happy ending.

Man, just talking about it makes me want to watch it again. It was only around 3 months ago that I last watched it. That's what makes it so good. You never get sick of it.
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Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can't even imagine, or maybe I just don't want to. Five hundred yards... that's the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile.
They could have called it The Brown Mile.
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am frankly amazed that im still the only one who passed on this....film. and how did he put the poster back up at the end??
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Although it seems impossible to fix a poster to the wall that tightly when you're behind the poster, you could glue the top very well, put some adhesive on the bottom, climb into the tunnel and then let it fall into place. That's how I think he did it anyway!
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