Redemption at last

November 7, 2012

For you movie buffs out there, from from a piece about The Shawshank Redemption:

Andy and Red’s opening chat in the prison yard, in which Red is pitching a baseball, took 9 hours to shoot. Morgan Freeman pitched that baseball for the entire 9 hours without a single word of complaint. He showed up for work the next day with his arm in a sling.


I call to your attention that Shawshank was absed on Stephen King’s short story “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.” King, of course, is the author of a few baseball-themed books, including The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Blockade Billy, and, most recently, A Face in the Crowd. The last was co-written with Stewart O’Nan, with whom King published the non-fiction Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season.

According to the Chive piece, King sold the movie rights for Shawshank for $1.

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