Social and Travel
I’ll take it!
It’s a great movie!
1 Roberto wants to buy a DVDto watch on his new DVDplayer. His friend Ivan hastold him about a couple of ﬁlms. Read what Ivan says ina and b on the right. Do yourecognize these ﬁlms? Whatare they called?2 Roberto has found oneof the ﬁlms that Ivanmentioned. Look at the backof the DVD case quickly.Match the ﬁlm with oneof the descriptions inExercise 1.
It’s about two men who meet in jail. The older one has been therefor years. The other one, who’s the main character, never expectedto end up in jail. The men are from very different backgrounds, butthey become great friends. They help each other and learn a lotfrom each other. And I don’t want to tell you the ending!ab
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This ﬁlm is set in a prison in the 1930s, I think. The main character isa prison guard, and the ﬁlm is about the relationship he has with oneof the prisoners. This man has committed an awful crime and he’s ondeath row, but he’s really a gentle giant. He’s even afraid of the dark!
Nominated for seven Academy Awards®including Best Film and Best Actor, this ﬁlmis an extraordinary tale of hope, friendshipand survival inside a maximum security prison.City Banker, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), arrived at Shawshank Prison in1947, convicted of two brutal murders. He received a double life sentence.He discovers that when they send you to Shawshank State Prison for life … thatis exactly what they take.Within the conﬁnes of Shawshank, Andy forms an unlikely friendship withthe prison “ﬁxer” Red (Morgan Freeman). He also becomes popular with thewarden and the prison’s guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experienceto help the corrupt ofﬁcials amass personal fortunes.With an extraordinary twist in the tail, Andy ﬁndsthat survival comes down to a simple choice –get busy living or get busy dying.
THEATRICAL TRAILER INTERVIEWS BIOGRAPHIES SUB-PLOTS
© 1994 Castle Rock EntertainmentMain Soundtrack: English
CASTLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS A FRANK DARABONT FILMTIM ROBBINS MORGAN FREEMAN “THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION”BOB GUNTON WILLIAM SADLER CLANCY BROWN GIL BELLOWS ANDJAMES WHITMORE AS “BROOKS”MUSIC BY THOMAS NEWMAN EDITED BY RICHARD FRANCIS-BRUCEPRODUCTION DESIGNER TERENCE MARSH DIRECTOR OFPHOTOGRAPHY ROGER DEAKINS, B.S.CEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS LIZ GLOTZER AND DAVID LESTERBASED ON THE SHORT NOVEL RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION BY STEPHEN KINGSCREENPLAY BY FRANK DARABONT PRODUCED BY NIKI MARVINDIRECTED BY FRANK DARABONT
Dolby SurroundSubtitles: NoneFeature Length: 137 minutes
Suitable only forpersons of15 years and over
D I G I TA L
3 Underline the informationon the back of the DVD casewhich gives the answers tothese questions.
a What happened to the maincharacter before he went to jail?b What happens to the maincharacter while he is in jail?