- Joined Feb 3, 2010
[color= rgb(255, 0, 0)]Very ill[/color]
Yeah rarely have I encountered someone who didn't like the movie.Originally Posted by Im Not You
It's probably the most talked about film of all time along with The Godfather...
This is like making a post in the sports forum saying "How ill was Michael Jordan"
The character Andy has some striking (albeit imperfect) parallels to the most famous messianic figure, Jesus of Nazareth. Both are condemned though innocent, both undergo a version of death, resurrection, and ascension, and both bring hope and redemption to their followers. Jesus' first miracle was turning water into wine, whereas Andy's first wonder was convincing the guards to give the prisoners beer. After Andy escapes, his friends become like Jesus' twelve apostles, remembering their time with Andy and telling others about him. The warden also exhibits parallels to the hypocriticalreligious leaders who opposed Jesus. The writer/director Frank Darabontwas very gratified by the support for his film from the religiouscommunity, and he was pleased that they were not offended by thewarden, who was the only explicitly religious character in the film,and that they saw him as the hypocrite he was intended to be.
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