The Academy Awards are presented at the end of this month. In what started out as one posting, has now become ten as we countdown to Oscar night with my own personal favorite movies. These are movies that I could watch over and over and over again… and have!
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Get busy living or get busy dying. Andy Dufresne is in jail, having murdered his cheating wife and her lover. Despite the degradation of prison life by remaining decent. His vision beyond the walls impacts his cellmates. I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can’t be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful birdflapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free. (When not dreaming of Zihuatanejo, I also enjoyed High Noon.) > 3. Going My Way >>">>> 3. Going My Way >>