Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons by Stephen KingIt tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne Tim Robbins , who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. Over the following two decades, he befriends a fellow prisoner, contraband smuggler Ellis "Red" Redding Morgan Freeman , and becomes instrumental in a money-laundering operation led by the prison warden Samuel Norton Bob Gunton. Darabont purchased the film rights to King's story in , but development did not begin until five years later when he wrote the script over an eight-week period. While the film is set in Maine, principal photography took place from June to August almost entirely in Mansfield, Ohio , with the Ohio State Reformatory serving as the eponymous penitentiary. Thomas Newman provided the film's score.
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The story is entirely told by the character Red, in a narrative he claims to have been writing from September to January , with an additional chapter added in spring In , in Maine , Andy Dufresne, a banker, is tried and convicted for the double murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. He is sent to Shawshank State Penitentiary to serve a double life sentence. There, he meets Red, a prisoner who smuggles items from the outside world. Andy, who had been an amateur geologist before being imprisoned, asks Red to get him a rock hammer for shaping rocks he collects from the exercise yard into small sculptures. He later requests a large poster of Rita Hayworth , that he hangs on the wall above his bed. Over the ensuing years, Andy regularly requests updated posters from Red, of the latest pin-ups , including Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch.
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It regularly tops lists of the best films of all-time but actor Morgan Freeman still holds a grudge against The Shawshank Redemption. Love, Steve. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today.