So I’ve been experimenting with an idea I thought of several months ago: using oil pastels on photographic RC paper (developed). It’s pretty fun. The initial pictures look ok by themselves, but adding the colorful pastels can really bring some life to them! I’ll try and take some pics to post them up here soon.
Get busy livin’… or Get busy dyin’.
Overview: Andy Dufrain was a bank vice president by day, and a cold-hearted jealous murderer by night. Or so a jury of his peers convicted him. This movie is not about a 2-decade prison stay, it’s about a man that atoned for all of wrongdoings and eventually found redemption in the walls of the cathartic Shawshank Prison. It’s a film less about living-in-prison than it is about what it means to live, and how the life of one person with a vision of hope can dramatically empower those around him.
Noteworthy Actors/Actresses: Tim Robbins (as Andy Dufresne), Morgan Freeman (as Red),
Verdict: This movie is definitely one of my all-time favorites. The screenplay is brilliant, the acting superb, and the plot was very rewarding (and, at times, moving). It definitely deserves the #2 spot. If you have never seen it, you must. End of story.
From IMDB: (1994) Andy Dufresne, is sent to Shawshank Prison for the murder of his wife and secret lover. He is very isolated and lonely at first, but realises there is something deep inside your body, that people can’t touch and get to….’HOPE’. Andy becomes friends with prison ‘fixer’ Red (Morgan Freeman), and Andy epitomises why it is crucial to have dreams. His spirit and determination, leads us into a world full of imagination, filled with courage and desire. Will Andy ever realise his dreams…?