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Cool Videos: Morgan Freeman alters Shawshank narration for Graham Norton

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION has been so influential over the last 23 years for so many reasons, with one of its bigger contributions being that it gave us "Morgan Freeman the Narrator". His wise, sympathetic and entrancing voice-over has made the man the ultimate narrator, capable of making Twilight on audiobook sound like To Kill a Mockingbird. As Freeman reaffirmed on the...
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Top 10 Best Picture Nominees That Didn't Win (Video)

For almost 89 years the Academy Awards have stood as the apex of prestige and recognition in the movie world by awarding the best films of the year, solidifying their greatness in the halls of...greatness. However, sometimes they’re just really, really, really wrong. Despite the fact the cooler kids like to say the Oscars never get it right, the winner of the top prize is...
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Why It Works: The Shawshank Redemption

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** Shawshank. A single word that instantly conjures up feelings and images in even the most casual movie fan. The movie that, no matter how many times it comes on TV, you always have to...
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Cool Videos Exclusive: A tribute to the brilliant Shawshank Redemption score

There is a direct correlation between a great movie and a great soundtrack. Quentin Tarantino has made an artform out of using existing music to accent his films, but an original score can sometimes be as moving as the performances on screen. The score has become something more than just background and quite a few can be listened to on their own simply as music. Some scores will go...
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