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Is The Shawshank Redemption Based On A True Story?

Many believe The Shawshank Redemption is a true story inspired by a real-life prison escape, but what was the 1994 prison drama actually based on?

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10 Best Uses Of Voice-Over In Movies, According To Reddit

Voice-over isn't always used efficiently in cinema, but when it is, it can be one of a film's strongest assets.

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10 Best Movies That Flopped At The Box Office, According To Reddit

From The Shawshank Redemption to Blade Runner, some of the greatest movies of all time were actually box office failures.

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10 Movies Better Than The Original Book, According to Reddit

There are a surprisingly large number of movies that, as Redditors observe, managed to be better than the books that they were actually based off of.

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Spiderhead: 10 Best Movies Based On Short Stories & Novellas, According To Ranker

Despite being adapted from a popular short story, Spiderhead has failed to impress. However, there are other great movies in the same category.

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The 10 Best Male Actors Working Today, According to Ranker

These actors have been a mainstay in film for as long as half a century, from Hugh Jackman to Morgan Freeman, these are the best working male actors.

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Tom Hanks Made The Right Choice In Turning Down Shawshank Redemption

Tom Hanks declined to act in The Shawshank Redemption as Andy to star in Forrest Gump, which was the most beneficial choice for his career.

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10 Best Film Adaptations Of Stephen King's Novellas, According To IMDb

From strange films like In the Tall Grass to classics of film like Stand By Me, Stephen King's novellas have been adapted into many great movies.

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10 Classic Movies That Were Box Office Bombs

Most hit films are defined by their enormous box office take, but some films that are considered classics today initially failed at the box office.

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10 Movie Scenes Better Than Their Book Counterparts

Movie adaptations of books can be hit or miss, but sometimes the movies actually manage to pull off a scene better than the one in the book.

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Shawshank Redemption: How Old Andy Is & How Long He Was In Prison

Time has proven The Shawshank Redemption to be one of the great literary adaptations, but how old was Andy Dufresne and how long was he in prison?

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Stephen King: 7 Movies Most Faithful To The Source Material (& 7 That Totally Aren't)

Not all of the best Stephen King movies are faithful to their source material and not all of the worst Stephen King movies are unfaithful.

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Stephen King Movie Remakes Wish Is Right - But Ignores The Best One

Stephen King has shared the two adaptations of his work that he wouldn't want to see remade, but he's missing another, very important one.

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Shawshank Redemption: Andy Dufresne Is Jesus - Theory Explained

In Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption, many details make Andy Dufresne's journey a precise analogy for the Passion of Jesus Christ.

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The 10 Best Columbia Picture Movies, According To IMDb

Columbia Pictures has released some amazing films over the years, with many earning the title "classic." Here are their best movies, ranked by IMDb.

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The 30 Best Movies Of All Time (According To IMDb)

What are the best movies of all time according to IMDb votes and what makes it into the top 10 movies of all time?

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10 Performances So Iconic The Character Could Never Be Rebooted

Some performances in TV and movies have been so well acted, that it's hard to imagine a remake of that character with another actor.

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The Shawshank Redemption: Each Main Character's First & Last Lines

The Shawshank Redemption holds several iconic characters whose first and last lines play a significant role in Andy Dufresne's story.

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Shawshank Redemption: Why Brooks Is In Prison

The crime that landed Brooks 50 years in Shawshank prison was truly horrific, so maybe The Shawshank Redemption was right to steer clear of it.

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The 20 Best Quotes From The Shawshank Redemption

The best Shawshank Redemption quotes offer some interesting insights into life, hope, and freedom, and these are the greatest of them all.

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10 Movies With The Worst Titles Ever, According To Reddit

Whether the film titles are unnecessarily long or just a single pronoun, Redditors have some fascinating thoughts and criticisms about these movies.

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Shawshank Redemption Ending Explained: Andy's Escape & Real Meaning

Easily one of the most celebrated and uplifting movies of all time, The Shawshank Redemption is about much more than just a prison break.

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Shawshank Redemption: Why Morgan Freeman's Character Is Called Red

Morgan Freeman’s Red was one of the most iconic characters in The Shawshank Redemption, but what was the reason for his name being Red?

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Shawshank Redemption Timeline: What Years It's Set In

The Shawshank Redemption's story of hope inside the prison walls is one of cinema's greatest, but how many years pass for Andy and Red in the movie?

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Firestarter: 10 Stephen King Books That Deserve Another Adaptation

Stephen King's books have had many screen adaptations, and they're always ripe for updates.

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Why The Shawshank Redemption Hid Its Stephen King Connection

The Shawshank Redemption is based on a novella by Stephen King, but the producers choose to hide the connection to the famous author. Here's why.

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Shawshank Redemption & Green Mile Shouldn't Be Remade, Says Stephen King

Stephen King reveals that the two adaptations of his books that he hopes never get remade are The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.

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