It's great that there is a place where I can talk to others about all things King, there aren't many people friends or family who I can have a real, in depth discussion about his work/films based on his work with. One thing my hubby and I agree on though is that The Shawshank Redemption is one of our favorite movies, ever. Definitely MY favorite. I'm not even trying to be biased, but I can honestly say, King related or not, this film is in my opinion, the only flawless film I have ever seen. It is perfect. The casting- Morgan Freeman..I mean the man could read the damn phone book and it would be pleasurable to listen to. Tim Robbins- another fine actor, epitomized Andy, and if you don't think so, you're crazy! Clancy Brown- I just love him haha, and the fact that he is the voice of Mr. Krabs on Spongebob just makes it that much better lol Everyone cast in the film was just spot on, ya know? And it is truly the only film adaptation that mirrored the original story to a t..The story is only about 100 pages give or take and the film managed to sustain and breathe life into Kings words like no other film adaptation has ever done. Along with the cinematography and soundtrack, it makes for a beautiful work of art. This is my family's favorite film for sure, and as a person who needs film and literature to live, I'm grateful that such a gem exists. Yes, I cry everytime at the end, and will never get tired of watching it. Thank you Mr. King for writing such moving, beautiful story that speaks to the human condition.