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Best Film Adaptation of all time, hands down.

Discussion in 'The Shawshank Redemption' started by Wasp27, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    About Shawshank I actually think, perhaps it is blasphemous to think so here?, that the movie is better than Kings original story. For me personally i have always thought that the best adaptions of his work have been of stories that doesn't have to much of the supernatural in them if anything at all. Dolores Claiburne, Misery, The Green mile and Stand by me are together with Shawshank my fovorites. The only other one that can enter the list is Carrie and i guess she is the exception to prove the rule. And when i mention Carrie i mean the movie with Sissy Spacek And Piper Laurie in the leads. Travolta did a good job in the role as the bad boy. King has a way with words that makes you believe the thing he writes, at least so long your'e reading. When you see a movie that illusion becomes harder to uphold and that is why i think i like these movies better than say the adaptions of IT or the Mist or some other story. But thats just me. I'm sure other doesn't have this problem.
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  2. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Loved the Shawshank movie. As others have said, it's the one that anytime it comes on, at any place in the story, I can stop the surfing and enjoy it. (The Green Mile and Bourne movies are that way for me too.)

    I don't know that I'd say it's the best movie adaptation ever, but it's right at the top, and it's the best movie adaptation of a King story.
  3. Wasp27

    Wasp27 Well-Known Member

    Completely agree!!
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  4. Wasp27

    Wasp27 Well-Known Member

    Hey folks, I've been MIA recently...busy busy around here... But I have a second to sit down on my butt so let me just say I consider Shawshank to be the best adaptation of a previously written work because it's the one film that having read the story, you're like "YES!!!!" The second you hear/see Morgan freeman. The essence of kings story for me, is Red. Backed by a beautiful score that touches the heart and captivating cinematography, the film takes what was a great, quiet and humble short story and transformed it (though not intentionally- remember, this film gained a cult status over the years and after it's release on tape) into a symbol for the people who were touched by it. I think the reason it's so loved is probably for the most simplest of reasons- it makes you smile.
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  5. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Good to see you back Wasp27. :) I love Shawshank for those reasons too.
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  6. opundo

    opundo Active Member

    It's probably the best, but the Green Mile comes very close.
  7. MaddenSudeikis

    MaddenSudeikis Well-Known Member

    I have not read book yet, but I watched this 2 days ago and it blew me away. It is just a masterpiece.
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  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    It is almost magical, isn't it?
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  9. MaddenSudeikis

    MaddenSudeikis Well-Known Member

    It really is
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