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Well the prison break for one, the whole concept of tunneling through the wall, the involvement in the prison library, the beef with the warden, the gay guy coming on to him, the old guy with the pet , the concept of hope and how they can't get to your insides , a black guy, emptying the rocks from the wall in the yardand that's about all I can think of most of them are minor details but it was the thing about hope that really bothered me and in both movies the way Clint Eastwood and Tim Robbins emptied the rocks it was identical and it just bothered me I like both stories though especial how Andy dufrain just screws everybody overExplain.
no i'm not trying to say stephen king should be sued for plagiarism i just wanted to express my opinion that he changed the details of a factual event and spun it into his own story of significant similarity in order to make a profit. it's half assedThe short answer is he didn't plagiarize it which is basically what you're trying to say, isn't it?
There are many of his stories that have some genesis in a factual event that he (not to mention countless other authors) has then fictionalized. You're making an assumption that he did, in fact, base Shawshank Redemption on Escape from Alcatraz because you see similarities that associate the two in your mind. If you want to start comparing stories, you're going to soon find that there are very few (if any) that don't share some commonalities with others including many of the ones you've mentioned. That you also presume that he did this for the sole purpose of making a profit is insulting.no i'm not trying to say stephen king should be sued for plagiarism i just wanted to express my opinion that he changed the details of a factual event and spun it into his own story of significant similarity in order to make a profit. it's half assed