Monday, November 8, 2010

Just Watched "The Shawshank Redemption" for the First Time



Now I know you are all going to be amazed I haven't seen this movie before, and I know I'll get made fun of for it, but whatever, I finally watched it. And wow, did I love it. This is definitely the best movie I have seen in a long while. I didn't see anything that happens coming, and I feel like that is a rarity when I watch movies these days. I am literally tempted to just sit down and watch again...

So maybe these images will get you guys to want to watch it too!! I know they make me want to!

Most memorable quote for me:

"Dear fellas, I can't believe how fast things move on the outside. I saw an automobile once when I was a kid, but now they're everywhere. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. The parole board got me into this halfway house called "The Brewer" and a job bagging groceries at the Foodway. It's hard work and I try to keep up, but my hands hurt most of the time. I don't think the store manager likes me very much. Sometimes after work, I go to the park and feed the birds. I keep thinking Jake might just show up and say hello, but he never does. I hope wherever he is, he's doin' okay and makin' new friends. I have trouble sleepin' at night. I have bad dreams like I'm falling. I wake up scared. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember where I am. Maybe I should get me a gun and rob the Foodway so they'd send me home. I could shoot the manager while I was at it, sort of like a bonus. I guess I'm too old for that sort of nonsense any more. I don't like it here. I'm tired of being afraid all the time. I've decided not to stay. I doubt they'll kick up any fuss. Not for an old crook like me."
-Brooks Hatlen

I love his character.

More quotes can be found here if your interested, there's some great ones in here.
Shawshank Redemption Quotes on Wikiquote

44 comments:

  1. Nice film, thanks for remembering it to me.

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  2. Incredible movie! I dont know that it belongs as the #1 of all time like IMDB says but its up there

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  3. I still have yet to watch this movie. I may go look for it on netflicks

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  4. This movie, is freaking awesome. And yeah, Brooks was awesome as well. Good job recommending this :)

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  5. Definitely one of the best movies ever made.

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  6. I love this movie, great post:)

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  7. I still have yet to see this... I think I'm missing out

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  8. It's a great classic, a must see

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  9. i have seen this movie sooo many times..

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  10. I'm actually surprised you ahven't seen this before, with the amount of TV time it gets monthly. If you liked Shawshank you should also like Green Mile.

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  11. yea... it's pretty sad that you haven't seen it but it's definitely an awesome timeless tale.. I think I was like 10 the first time I saw it

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  12. one of the greatest movies of all time

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  13. interesting..I am waiting for a new post..:)

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  14. get busy living or get busy dying

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  15. isn't the producer from Shawshank the producer or director on AMC's Walking Dead?

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  16. What a masterpiece. One of the best film made ever

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  17. Seems interesting, thanks for the info.

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  18. yeah, i still have yet to see it... :(

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  19. I actually saw it for the first time recently too. Wasn't it great? One of the rare instances where the movie is better than the book.

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  20. WOW, great film, and great book. I am curious to see more comments and thoughts on this movie. Keep them coming!

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  21. Too bad the director never made anything as close to 'Shawshank' ever again!

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  22. about time you watched it, this movie was gold.

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  23. I actually don't think I've seen it. I guess I better. I've heard good things about it.

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  24. stephanie king is an hero.. or is she?

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  25. I feel like I've seen this whole movie all the way through? Can't really recall much more than Freeman's character... hrm.

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  26. this is a great movie, i've got to re-watch it soon

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  27. a rare video better than book thing

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  28. Lol nub. You havent seen such an awesome movie. First R movie I ever saw :D

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  29. Great choice man! One of my all time favorites.

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