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From Andy's arrival on the prison bus to the film's end, we see only how others see him - Red, who becomes his best friend, Brooks the old librarian, the corrupt Warden Norton, guards and prisoners. Red is our surrogate. He's the one we identify with, and the redemption, when it comes, is Red's. We've been shown by Andy's example that you have to keep true to yourself, not lose hope, bide your time, set a quiet example and look for your chance. "I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really," he tells Red. "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'."

People like excitement at the movies, and titles that provide it do well. Films about "redemption" are approached with great wariness; a lot of people are not thrilled by the prospect of a great film - it sounds like work. But there's a hunger for messages of hope, and when a film offers one, it's likely to have staying power even if it doesn't grab an immediate audience.

The Shawshank Redemption received a great deal of critical acclaim, but was a disappointment at the box office. Years later, it became a hit when it was released to the home video market and started being shown regularly on cable television. The film has since become a cultural phenomenon, appearing on several "greatest movie" lists. Also, "shawshank" has become a pop-culture slang term with several different meanings. Two of the most common ones are 1) to be trapped in an undesirable situation, such as prison, for a long time; and 2) to seek to apprehend and incarcerate a suspect primarily in the interest of resolving a criminal case, without giving due consideration as to whether the suspect is actually guilty. 781b155fdc

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