Season 3: Episode 96 - Westworld (1973) / Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1973, Michael Crichton would write and direct Westworld which would start the rise of his writing career. The American Science Fiction Western film would be about an amusement park of androids that would malfunction and start to kill the visitors.
The film stars James Brolin, Dick Van Patten, Richard Benjamin and the fantastically cast Yul Brynner. The film would set box offices alit and create one sequel called Futureworld and a 1980’s short lived television series Beyond Westworld. The film would come to modern audiences again in the new HBO series which is considered one of the icons of modern television.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Released in 1994 to critical acclaimed and based on a short novella by Stephen King and directed by Frank Darabont, tells the tale of a prisoner sent to Shawshank for the murder of his wife and her lover although he claims his innocence. Over the next two decades he would befriend a fellow prisoner, Ellis "Red" Redding and becomes instrumental in a money laundering scheme set up by the prison warden.
The film stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, William Sandler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows and James Whitmore.
Initially released as a box office failure, the film would go on to gain a cult following and would end up becoming the number one VHS rental film after award nominations and word of mouth. It is now considered one of the best films of the 1990's.
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Opening Credits; Introduction – Rose and Thorn of the Week (1.32); Forming the Plot (08.33); Film Trailer (10.52); Lights, Camera, Action (13.34); Forming The Plot (Take 2) (46.37); Trailer (Take 2) (49.32); Lights, Camera, Action (Take 2) (51.40); Epilogue (1:28.37); End Credits (1:32.44); Closing Credits (1:34.47)
Opening and Closing Credits – thanking BenSounds for our fantastic Opening and Closing Credits.