May 23, 2014
IT'S CERTAINLY SIMILAR TO SOMETHING YOU GET STUCK ON YOUR SHOE...:
The Shawshank Residuals (RUSSELL ADAMS, May 22, 2014, WSJ)
"Shawshank" was an underwhelming box-office performer when it hit theaters 20 years ago this September, but then it began to redeem itself, finding an audience on home video and later becoming a fixture on cable TV.The film has taken a near-mystical hold on viewers that shows no sign of abating. Steven Spielberg once told the film's writer-director Frank Darabont that he had made "a chewing-gum movie--if you step on it, it sticks to your shoe," says Mr. Darabont, who went on to create "The Walking Dead" for AMC.
...but there was only one way to redeem the triteness : when Morgan Freeman dug up the box the murder weapon should have been inside.
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 23, 2014 4:52 PM
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