What other way could inmates anywhere remove such debris? The first time I saw that was in The Great Escape, but it makes no one a plagiarist (if that is indeed your complaint). I haven't read Escape from Alcatraz, or Shawshank for that matter, so I can't speak to certain of the details you've listed on those terms. I've seen both movies, but don't remember Alcatraz much.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 over
I don't agree that Andy Dufresne screws over anybody at all, not to mention "everybody", though that wouldn't necessarily bother me in a character, even if it were chronic. And, without the idea of hope in such a scenario all that would be left would be depression. Who wants art to equal depression?