Friday, 23 June 2017

The Stephen King Adaptation Project- 'The Shawshank Redemption' commentary

You thought we were quittin', but we were just gone a stretch - a LONG stretch.

But the Stephen King Adaptation Project is tunneling back up from hibernation once again, and this time we're taking a look at 'The Shawshank Redemption', one of the very best regarded films based on King's work - and HECK - just one of the very best regarded films, period. Yet, with nary a blood splatter or a timey wimey-ness in sight, 'Shawshank' doesn't typify what many viewers may initially expect from a King property.

Do we feel like 'Shawshank' deserves its place as the best regarded King adaptation? Can it possibly beat out the horror-tactic-ness of Kubrick's 'The Shining'? Can we go the whole film without doing an impression of Morgan Freeman? There's only one way to find out!