Synopses & Reviews
This modern film classic, an extraordinary tale of hope and survival inside a maximum security prison, follows the complex twenty-year relationship between two convicts who have little in common—except friendship. Based on the novella Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption
by Stephen King, director/screenwriter Frank Darabont's film, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, was nominated for seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay and has been named one of the 100 Best Films of All Time by the American Film Institute.
The Newmarket Shooting Script Series® book includes:
- Introductions by Stephen King and Frank Darabont
- Complete shooting script
- Analysis of script-to-screen changes
- Behind-the-scenes photos
- Complete cast and crew credits
- "Memo from the Trenches" by Frank Darabont
Includes Darabont's shooting script, his notes on the scene-by-scene changes made in production and post-production stages written exclusively for this edition, selected storyboards, over 35 stills, with King's comments about the adaptation.
About the Author
Frank Darabont's first two feature films received Best Picture Academy Award® nominations: The Shawshank Redemption
(1994) and The Green Mile
(1999). Other film and TV projects include The Majestic
(2001), The Mist
(2007), and AMC's The Walking Dead
, among many others.
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are 11/22/63, Under the Dome, and the Dark Tower novels Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and Bag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, was also a bestseller. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.