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or so sarkyfox might have you believe!
srsly though, does anyone NOT like this film?
so, so brilliant
less so on repeated viewings, but still a work of genius
i like this film.
the book is better
thought you might try and be all controversial and in everyones FACES for the hell of it or something ;)
wait till tomorrow - i'll let leash on Bright Eyes or something.
It's pretty much the best film ever.
Except not really.
But up there,
if I am ever depressed etc
I love it.
not as good as Papillon
I do that every morning on my way to work.
just cos I've got big balls innit?
but It seems to be the sort of film loved by people who don't watch many films.
I'm going to be called a snob now.
It's one of my favourite films and i'm a former film student
met quite a few film students who know nothing about film though
I kinda hate it.
Now that I know The Shawshank Redemption is in your top 5 films.
because I had a piece of Jugs.
It ain't bad, it's just glossy, sentimental feel good mawk. Just because it's slow, don't mean it's profound.
don't mind it, but the fact it gets into the Top 3 Best Films Ever lists confuses me because I reckon it would appear somewhere around number 90 for me, somewhere between Cool Runnings and Home Alone
when the top 10 is
Friday the 13th IV
Friday the 13th IX
Friday the 13th VI
Friday the 13th VIII
Friday the 13th III
Friday the 13th MCMXCVII
Friday the 13th - This Time It's Personal
Friday the 13th - Red Nose Day
Friday the 13th - I'm Sure I Was Supposed To Be Somewhere Today
Friday The 13th - Lunch With Debs And Barbara
I do honestly think it's amazing, and it's easily well up my own personal Top However Many. The screenplay is easily one of the best adaptions I've ever read and the direction matches it - beautifully paced, aided by awesome photography and score.
Plus, like all these things, "mawkish" and "glossy" are surely only style terms; they're only "bad" if there's no substance there to back it up. I think Shawshank has tons of substance. It's probably humanism's greatest film actually :-P