Saturday, November 18, 2006

Dialogues from Shawshank redemption

This one is from Leo (he posted it on his personal blog). It has got nothing to do with technology. But then the reason technology exists is because of  us humans. This movie amazes me every time I think of it. And am sure all those who haven't watched it must see it.

For now please sail through the famous dialogues.

The most famous dialogues of the Best Movie ever Made : SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Can anyone forget Tim Robbins & Morgan Freeman in Shawshank??...at least I cant..coz this one movie taught me a lot..read through these dialogues carefully..each line has a story to tell you..to teach you..!!

RED: Andy? I guess we're getting' to be friends, ain't we?

ANDY: I suppose we are.

RED: I ask a question? Why'd you do it?

ANDY: I'm innocent, remember? Just like everybody else here.

ANDY: What are you in for, Red?

RED: Murder. Same as you.

ANDY: Innocent?

RED: The only guilty man in Shawshank.

RED: Heywood, enough. Ain't nothing wrong with Brooksie. He's just institutionalized, that's all.

HEYWOOD: Institutionalized, my ass.

RED: Man's been here fifty years. This place is all he knows. In here, he's an important man, an educated man. A librarian. Out there, he's nothing but a used-up old con with arthritis in both hands. Couldn't even get a library card if he applied. You see what I'm saying?

FLOYD: Red, I do believe you're talking out of your ass.

RED: Believe what you want. These walls are funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. After long enough, you get so you depend on 'em. That's "institutionalized."

JIGGER: Shit. I could never get that way.

ERNIE: Say that when you been inside as long as Brooks has.

RED: Goddamn right. They send you here for life, and that's just what they take. Part that counts, anyway.

RED: I have no idea to this day what them two Italian ladies were singin' about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I like to think they were singin' 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 bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away... and for the briefest of moments -- every last man at Shawshank felt free.

ANDY: Here's where it makes most sense. We need it so we don't forget.

RED: Forget?

ANDY: That there are things in this world not carved out of gray stone. That there's a small place inside of us they can never lock away, and that place is called hope.

RED: Hope is a dangerous thing. Drive a man insane.

ANDY: You're right. It's down there, and I'm in here. I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.

RED: Andy loved geology. I imagine it appealed to his meticulous nature. An ice age here, a million years of mountain-building there, plates of bedrock grinding against each other over a span of millennia... Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes, really. Pressure and time.

RED: I like to think the last thing that went through his head... other than that bullet... was to wonder how the hell Andy Dufresne ever got the best of him.

ANDY: Dear Red. If you're reading this, you've gotten out. And if you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further. You remember the name of the town, don't you? I could use a good man to help me get my project on wheels. I'll keep an eye out for you and the chessboard ready. Remember, Red. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well. Your friend. Andy.

RED: I find I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain... I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome... can u post some more dialogues please.

தம்பி said...

great lines.
thanks for posting.

Royston said...

nice post .... this movie has lot to learn from .... watched it many times

Viswanath said...

This is awesome, one of the best movies I've ever watched...one of the best movies one could ever watch...

Madhu said...

can someone please include what Red says to the parole guys when he gets the approval of parole

KB said...

hey mate.... here r red's dialogues durin parole approval...

P : Please sit down.

Ellis Boyd Redding......your files say you've served
40 years of a life sentence.
You feel you've been rehabilitated?

R : Rehabilitated? Well, now, let me see.
u know ...I don't have any idea what that means.

P : oh... well...It means you're ready to rejoin society--

R : I know what you think it means, sonny. To me it's just a made-up word.
A politician's word so that......young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie...
...and have a job. What do you really want to know? Am I sorry for what I did?

P : Well, are you?

R : There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret. Not because I'm in here
or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then......a young......stupid kid

who committed that terrible crime.I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to

him.
Tell him the way things are.
But I can't. That kid's long gone......and this old man is all that's left.
I got to live with that. Rehabilitated? It's just a bullshit word.
So you go on and stamp your forms,sonny, and stop wasting my time.
Because to tell you the truth......I don't give a shit.

KB said...

hey mate.... here r red's dialogues durin parole approval...

P : Please sit down.

Ellis Boyd Redding......your files say you've served
40 years of a life sentence.
You feel you've been rehabilitated?

R : Rehabilitated? Well, now, let me see.
u know ...I don't have any idea what that means.

P : oh... well...It means you're ready to rejoin society--

R : I know what you think it means, sonny. To me it's just a made-up word.
A politician's word so that......young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie...
...and have a job. What do you really want to know? Am I sorry for what I did?

P : Well, are you?

R : There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret. Not because I'm in here
or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then......a young......stupid kid

who committed that terrible crime.I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to

him.
Tell him the way things are.
But I can't. That kid's long gone......and this old man is all that's left.
I got to live with that. Rehabilitated? It's just a bullshit word.
So you go on and stamp your forms,sonny, and stop wasting my time.
Because to tell you the truth......I don't give a shit.

Neel said...

There are so so so many more worth their weight in gold..my 2 cents-

*Andy to Red in the library: The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.

*Samuel Norton - I believe in two things — discipline and the Bible. Here you'll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord. Your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.

Siddhartha said...

I do agree that Shawshank Redemption is one of the best made movies till date. The Dialogues of the movie and there enactment has a power to liberate one.
Thanks for sharing these treasured dialogues.
Sid

Nidhi said...

One more pearl in the thread....
"It was like a beautiful bird flapped into our drab cage and made those walls dissolve away. And for the briefest of moments every last man at shawshank felt free..."