The Shawshank Redemption

Today we started the IMDB top 250 list marathon with #1 on that list "The Shawshank Redemption". Half way through that movie I realized I had seen it before when I was about 10 years old. Back then of course I did not understand what it was about and thought of it being somewhat boring.

Whilst some of the scenes might seem a little lengthy compared to modern movies having at least 25 jumpcuts per minute I quite enjoyed the slower pace. It was a earthing experience and I felt with Brooks being lost after 50 years in prison. He articulated the same experience of the world moving way faster than what he remembered. Writing this I feel like an old man even though I am just in my thirties.

Even though I have seen the movie before I could not remember Andy's escape and think they did a marvelous job building up to that moment. Up until we saw the empty cell I was convinced Andy had taken his life and left a little surprise for the warden in those "deposits".

I think watching IMDB top movies will grant me a lot more of those great pieces of art. Looking forward to the remaining 249 movies on that list.