The story may sound simple, but the truth behind the words is remarkable. When I heard the name of the film first time, I considered the Shawshank to be a man’ name, but in face it is a jail——a hell in the world. Not only for the inhumanity of the jailors——they behaved brutally; but also for the jail gnawed at people’ heart by keeping them waiting and waiting as life passed. It seemed that only those utterly worthless people who gave up everything could survive. That’s where the story happened.
The part impressed me most is when Andy got out of the jai. He extended his arms in front of him in the heavy rain as if he were welcoming the fresh air and the freedom. At that moment, I saw the faith win the darkness, discharging light dazzling the eyes in the dark blue sky. Under the light, I could feel my recreant innermost being shivering as his voice said: “Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies!”
That’s why I like this film: it encourages people to fight to preserve the dignity of human beings, to appreciate the beauty of life, and the most important is to keep hope forever. He once that is born, that is die. Everyone is the same. The only difference is whether busy living or busy dying. The film tells me even a man can live once, but if he keeps faith, keeps hope and works his life right, then once is enough.
The faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark, the hope is the chief happiness that this world affords, and the life should be full of the singing of the bird and the happiness hope brings. " What’s that do you think? It’s the trembling of the heart, the singing of the mind, the flying of the soul and the hope to be free.”~~~~~~~~
The plot of the Shawshank Redemption
? In 1947, a banker named Andrew "Andy" Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convic ted of murdering his wife and her lover, based on strong circumstantial evi dence. He is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at Shawshank St ate Penitentiary in Maine, run by Warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton). H e is quickly befriended by Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), a f ellow inmate serving a life sentence who has recently failed to gain parole . ? 故事从1947年讲起，银行家安迪（蒂姆· 罗宾斯主演）发现妻子有婚 外情，醉酒后曾企图枪杀她，最后善良的安迪还是放弃了。但是他的 妻子和情人却在当晚被一个抢劫犯劫杀，有证人看见之前准备行凶的 安迪，因此他被指控谋杀了妻子及其情人，被判无期徙刑，这意味着 他将在肖恩克监狱中渡过余生。瑞德（摩根· 弗里曼饰演）则是在1927 年因谋杀罪被判无期徙刑，数次假释都未获成功
The plot of the Shawshank Redemption
? Andy finds Red has connections on the outside who can acquire contraband for the inmates, and first asks Red for a rock hammer in order to maintain his rock collection h
obby, which he uses to fashion a homemade chess set. He later asks Red for a full-size poster of Rita Hayworth for his wall, replacing them over the years with ones of Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch. During manual labor, Andy overhears Captain of the Guards Byron Hadley (Clancy Brown) complain about having to pay taxes on a forthcoming inheritance. Andy risks punishment by explaining to Hadley how to circumvent the taxes legally; Hadley accepts Andy's advice and rewards his friends with a brief respite and beer. Andy's accountancy expertise is soon sought by other guards at Shawshank and nearby prisons, and Andy is given a space to work on their financial matters under the pretense of maintaining the prison library alongside elderly inmate Brooks Hatlen (James Whitmore). Hadley delivers a brutal beating to inmate Bogs (Mark Rolston), leader of "The Sisters", after his gangs' attempt to sexually molest Andy puts Andy in the infirmary;
悠闲地散步，就象在外面的公园里一样。一个月后，安迪请瑞德帮他搞的一 件东西，那是一把小的鹤嘴锄，他说他想雕刻一些小东西以消磨时光，并说 他会自己想办法逃过狱方的例行检查。不久，瑞德就玩上了安迪雕刻的国际 象棋。 （2） 安迪无意间听到狱警在抱怨上税的事。安迪告诉他是可以有方法并合 法地免去这一大笔税金，但做为交换，他为十几个犯人朋友争得了每人两瓶 冰镇啤酒。喝着啤酒，瑞德感觉这么多年来，又第一次感受到了自由。曾是 银行家的安迪因为精通财务制度方面的的知识，很快摆脱了狱中繁重的体力 劳动和其它变态囚犯的骚扰。安迪开始为越来越多的狱警处理税务问题，甚 至孩子的升学问题也来向他请教。同时安迪也逐步成为肖恩克典狱长洗黑钱 的重要工具。为了防止安迪获释，监狱不惜设计害死了知情人汤米。
? 面对残酷的现实，安迪变得很消沉……直到有一天，他对阿瑞说： “如果有一天，你可以获得假释，一定要到某个地方替我完成一个心 愿。那是我第一次和妻子约会的地方，把那里一棵大橡树下的一个盒 子挖出来。到时个你就知道是什么了。”当天夜里，风雨交加，雷声 大作，已得到灵魂救赎的安迪越狱成功。原来二十年来，安迪每天都 在用那把小鹤嘴锄挖洞，然后用丽塔· 海华丝的海报将洞口遮住。安迪 出狱后，领走了典狱长存的黑钱，并告发了监狱长贪污受贿的真相。 典狱长在自己存小账本的保险柜里见到的是安迪留下的一本圣经，而 圣经里夹仓样东西，那便是在挖空的部分里放着的一把几乎磨成圆头 的鹤嘴锄。 瑞德终于获释了，他来到安迪曾经描述的
A film review by Frank Darabont In 1994 Introduction: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is a strong debut(初次登台) for director Frank Darabont, a screenwriter who sold the script on the provision that he could direct it.
This isn't a Film For The Ages, but it is involving and engaging for the majority of its 150-minute running time. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are both fine as convicts(罪犯) who meet in Shawshank Prison in the late 40's and get to know each other as they do time together. The suspense mainly revolves(以```为 中心) around 1) whether Robbins will continue to survive prison life; and 2) whether he should be there at all. The script does a decent（相当好的） job of sustaining these elements and keeping the viewer in doubt. On the other hand, there are few moments in the story that, once they are revealed（透露）, are different than you might expect.
For the most part, the satisfying option is usually chosen, the one that will make the audience happy. While this makes for an enjoyable immediate experience , the side effect（副作用） is that the lack of genuine （诚恳的）surprise makes it less enduring than you'd like
On the whole though, aside from script weaknesses and implausibilities (more than a couple), the performances are uniformly strong, if a bit two-dimensional（缺乏深度的） in spots, the period feel of the art direction is thorough yet understated, Thomas Newman's score nicely supports things and is emotional without being too overpowering or treacly. For a prison drama, the violence isn't played up particularly, but this aren’t FREE WILLY, either. For the curious, SHAWSHANK makes for a good night out, as the saying goes. If the concept doesn't grab you from the start, the file will catch yout eyes.
Then I will show you some classical words in the film
Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free. A strong man can save himself, a great man can save another. 懦怯囚禁人的灵魂,希望可以令你感受自由。强者自 救,圣者渡人。
Prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. 监狱生活充满了一段又一段的例行公事。
red:These walls are kind of funny like that. First you hate them, then you get used to them. Enough time passed, get so you depend on them. That's institutionalized. red：这些墙很有趣。 刚入狱的时候,你痛恨周 围的高墙;慢慢地,你习惯 了生活在其中;最终你会 发现自己不得不依靠它 而生存。这就叫体制 化。
I guess it comes down to a simple choice: get busy living or get busy dying. 人生可以归结 为一种简单的选择: 不是忙着活,就是忙 着死。
I find I'm so excited. I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose c
onclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope. 我发现自己是如此的激动,以至于不能安坐或思考。我想只 有那些重获自由即将踏上新征程的人们才能感受到这种即将揭 开未来神秘面纱的激动心情。我希望跨越边境，与朋友相见握 手。我希望太平洋的海水如同梦中一样的蓝。我希望。
Red: There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret. Not because I'm in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then, a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can’t. That kid's long gone and this old man is all that's left. I got to live with that. Rehabilitated? It's just a bullshit word. So you go on and stump your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth,I don't give a shit. Red:我无时无刻不对自己的所作所为深感内疚,这不是因为 我在这里(监狱),也不是讨好你们(假释官)。回首曾经走过的弯路, 我多么想对那个犯下重罪的愚蠢的年轻人说些什么,告诉他我现 在的感受,告诉他还可以有其他的方式解决问题。可是,我做不到 了.那个年轻人早已淹没在岁月的长河里,只留下一个老人孤独地 面对过去。重新做人?骗人罢了!小子,别再浪费我的时间了,盖你 的章吧,说实话，我不在乎。
Hope is a good thing,maybe the best of things,and no good thing ever dies. 希望是件好东 西，也许是世上最 好的东西．好东西 从来不会流逝．