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In the film Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont there were many techniques such as cinematography, camera shots, music and costuming that made the film entertaining and thought provoking.

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In the film Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont there were many techniques such as cinematography, camera shots, music and costuming that made the film entertaining and thought provoking. Wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947 with a life sentence. The judge sentences the "icy and remorseless man". The director uses many techniques during his imprisonment to make the film entertaining and thought provoking. Cinematography is used very effectively throughout the film to strengthen the themes of hopelessness and despair. There are many examples of this, here are few of them. ...read more.

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and stops when it reaches the light of the sky; this was done to show the last look up at the freedom. When they are in the prison everything is shown dark where warden himself stood in a shadowed area, portraying him as a dark character. Outside the prison however, the colours are picturesque showing beauty and passion. During the roof tarring scene, Andy manages to win beers for his inmates and they felt free at this stage. This scene is enhanced by the brightness of colours and is softly lit with warm orangish light, the light representing the glimmers of hope and happiness the men felt at this stage. ...read more.

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However Once Captain Hadley agrees with Andy's deal, the camera no longer shows the height of the building but instead shows both prisoner and guard as equal. The use of cinematography, lighting and camera shots made the film very entertaining and thought provoking. He utilized these aspects of film technique to create mood and atmosphere, strengthen themes and in the development of plot. The techniques used by Darabont gave the viewer more understanding of the text making the movie very entertaining and thought provoking. These aspects of the film all combine to create a graphic representation of prison life which gives the viewer better understanding keeping him in suspense throughout the movie making it very exciting and entertaining. ...read more.

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