5 December, 2022

Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing
ever dies.”

Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
1994, Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman
Directed by Frank Darabont

1994ʼs Shawshank Redemption, based on the Stephen King short Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, is my easy choice for my favorite film adaptation. It is a great story that made an amazing movie. Andy Dufrane, jailed for life for a crime he did not commit. Life is harsh within the cold stone walls of Shawshank Prison. Yet, even in that cold, dank place hope becomes the irresistible force that shatters the immovable object. Read the story first. Then watch Frank Darabontʼs nearly perfect adaptation.

~Brian Horne

3 thoughts on “Our Favorite Film Adaptations

  1. The husband says Harry Potter #5.

    This isn't a movie, but Wicked (the musical) is significantly better than Wicked (the book).

    1. Had I had even the smallest amount of free time this week, I would have participated in this post with "Deathly Hallows Part2." Perhaps it's geeky and a bit dorky to say, but I consider that movie to the one of the best I've ever seen and certainly the best movie I've seen in ten years. It was very true to the novel.

  2. just love everyone's picks…. several movies I really want to see now (Titus Andronicus, for one!)

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