It truly was a shawshank redemption!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the number 1 film on IMDb, the Stephen King novella, Morgan Freeman's voice, Tim Robbins, Schindlers List and The Green Mile, the definition of "redemption", jailbreak, Roger Deakins, rehabilitation vs. punishment, the prison industrial complex, Red as the unreliable narrator, the Christ allegory, tax fraud, Andy turning into Red, overthrowing the system, becoming a criminal in prison, the gay subtext, the tragedy of Brooks, no Oscar wins, bombing during its initial theatrical run, watching TNT, and how this is the most American film of all time with an in depth The Shawshank Redemption film analysis!
Lemme ask you a question: How long is too long?
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss famous Jewish actor Robert DeNiro, the surprisingly great James Woods, Sergio Leone, capital 'F' film, Jewish gangsters, the unreliable narrator, doing opium, graphic rape scenes, unredeemable anti-heroes, our interpretations, the ambiguous ending, essentials of gangster movies, reckoning with art, watching this on a plane, the end of the gangster movie, the treatment of women, the end of the New Hollywood era, how crazy was prohibition?, the different 2 different edits and why this bombed, whether long films should ever exist, unraveling the timeline, Ennio Morricone and the best and worst film of 1984.
So pour a glass of that illegal hooch and smash play for an in depth Once Upon A Time In America film analysis!
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