Thomas Newman: The Shawshank Redemption

This popular movie, starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, is based on the Stephen King novella 'Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption'.

Release date: 10 September 1994
Director: Frank Darabont
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

The Film:
The Shawshank Redemption centres on one man - Andy Dufresne. He is convicted of the murder of his lover and wife and despite the circumstances the film focuses on themes of hope and redemption. This 1994 movie was written and directed by Frank Darabont and based on the Stephen King novella 'Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption'. The film stars Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne and Morgan Freeman as Ellis 'Red' Redding.

The Score: Nominated for an Academy Award in 2004, Thomas Newman's score to this film reflects the emotional intensity of the film. A particular highlight of the movie was the beautiful 'Sull Aria' from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera 'Le Nozze di Figaro', which was broadcast live to the prisoners.

 

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