Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Model: Miss B.V. , Camera: Canon half frame 1963, Film: Ilford B/W 400

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Director: Frank Darabont

Writers : Stephen King . Frank Darabont (screenplay)

Cast : Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton

Director of cinematography: Roger Deakins

There are good films and there are great films....and that's what The Shawshank Redemption is...a solid film based on a solid screenplay, acted out beautifully and photographed wonderfully.

While at times it feels like melodrama is ready to take over few parts of the film, but at the end the combination of all of the elements involved works in harmony....from music to rhythm to editing.

The linear straight forward story and screen play is what this great film is based on but I can not imagine this film being shot by anybody else aside Roger Deakins.

The subtle movements of camera and careful framing adds so much to the depth of visual language and dynamics between characters and editing celebrates patience in a rewarding manner.

May all of us find our "Zihuatanejo" .




Far Rider Photography said...

This is the first time I have ever seen anyone articulate how I have always felt about this film. Thanks for the reminder.


Wolf189 Photography said...


That is a great compliment and I appreciate it very much.