30 Day Film Challenge: Day 1 – Your Favorite Film: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Let’s kick off this project proper style, Bill Thompson style!

I originally started participating in the 30 Day Film Challenge at The Reelists by posting a lone paragraph for every day of the challenge to explain my choice for that day. The death of The Reelists left me with nowhere to finish the project, and since I was already among the gaggle of people taking part I couldn’t let that happen, now could I? My simple solution is to bring it to Bill’s Movie Emporium, but with one small twist. Outside of a recent mistake posting, I don’t like publishing more than one post a day. With that being the case I won’t be publishing the 30 Day Film Challenge thirty days in a row, but rather I will be publishing an entry on every day where I don’t have a podcast review, a film review, or some other post ready to go up. It may take me a while, but I’ll get there, trust me on that. Now, let’s get on with the first entry,

Day 1 – Your Favorite Film

The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)

Over the years I have written a lot about The Shawshank Redemption, and you know what, I never get tired of writing about this movie. It’s impossible to accurately convey why The Shawshank Redemption is my favorite movie of all time in a lone paragraph, but I can tell you that I absolutely love every nook and cranny of Frank Darabont’s masterpiece. I marvel at the scope of it, the depth of emotion, the acting, the thematic exploration, the cinematography, the score, and more, and more, and more. The bottom line is I love watching The Shawshank Redemption by myself, with close friends, with people I don’t know, I just love watching this movie. I don’t really know how to describe my movie watching sensibilities, I’m kind of all over the place, but I know what I love, and I love The Shawshank Redemption.


2 responses to “30 Day Film Challenge: Day 1 – Your Favorite Film: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

  1. Terrific film, Bill. I like your taste! I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the marathon.

    Just found your site by accident. Got you in my Reader and looking forward to reading your stuff.

    By the way, I’m posting a 5 Best piece on Monday on my blog and Shawshank is number one on the list. I’ll leave it to you to figure what my topic is. 🙂

    Happy viewing!

  2. Thanks for reading Dave, I’ll definitely have to check out what you say about Shawshank. 🙂

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