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SO POPULAR THE PRISON WHERE IT WAS FILMED IS A TOURIST WAS FILMED IS A TOURIST ATTRACTION. ATTRACTION. “SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.” “SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.”>>Reporter: THE LINES ARE NOW>>Reporter: THE LINES ARE NOW THE STUFF OF LEGENDS AND THE THE STUFF OF LEGENDS AND THE PURE POWER OF “SHAWSHANK PURE POWER OF “SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION” ENDURING BUT THE REDEMPTION” ENDURING BUT THE RISE TO STARDOM FOR A FILM SHOT RISE TO STARDOM FOR A FILM SHOT IN AN OLD PRICH IN MANSFIELD, IN AN OLD PRICH IN MANSFIELD, OHIO, WAS FAR FROM SMOOTH. OHIO, WAS FAR FROM SMOOTH. THE DIRECTOR RECALLS WHY. THE DIRECTOR RECALLS WHY.>>WE DID NOT SET THE BOX OFFICE>>WE DID NOT SET THE BOX OFFICE ON FIRE. ON FIRE. IT WAS A HARD ARGUMENT TO MAKE. IT WAS A HARD ARGUMENT TO MAKE. COME SEE THIS PRISON MOVIE. COME SEE THIS PRISON MOVIE. IT’S GOT SOME REALLY GOOD ACTORS IT’S GOT SOME REALLY GOOD ACTORS IN IT. IN IT.>>REMEMBER, RED, HOPE IS A GOOD>>REMEMBER, RED, HOPE IS A GOOD THING. THING. MAYBE THE BEST OF THINGS. MAYBE THE BEST OF THINGS.>>WAKE UP WHILE IT’S COLD,>>WAKE UP WHILE IT’S COLD, LADIES. LADIES.>>Reporter: OVER TIME, THE>>Reporter: OVER TIME, THE MOVIE’S INSPIRING STORY LINE AND MOVIE’S INSPIRING STORY LINE AND SEVEN OSCAR NOMINATIONS TURNED SEVEN OSCAR NOMINATIONS TURNED IT INTO A CLASSIC. IT INTO A CLASSIC. HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE SEEN “THE HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE SEEN “THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION”? SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION”? SO FAR REACHING, THE PRISON SO FAR REACHING, THE PRISON WHERE IT WAS SHOT TRANSFORMED WHERE IT WAS SHOT TRANSFORMED INTO A MUSEUM, TURNING THIS RUST INTO A MUSEUM, TURNING THIS RUST BELT TOWN INTO A TOURIST BELT TOWN INTO A TOURIST ATTRACTION, AND INSPIRING ATTRACTION, AND INSPIRING LEGIONS OF FANS TO MAKE THE LEGIONS OF FANS TO MAKE THE PILGRIMAGE. PILGRIMAGE.>>HOW CAN YOU BE SO OBTUSE?>>HOW CAN YOU BE SO OBTUSE? THAT WAS FILMED RIGHT HERE. THAT WAS FILMED RIGHT HERE.>>EVERY TIME IT COMES ON I>>EVERY TIME IT COMES ON I WATCH IT. WATCH IT.>>IT IS A MOVIE ABOUT HOPE.>>IT IS A MOVIE ABOUT HOPE. THAT IS SOMETHING FUNDAMENTAL THAT IS SOMETHING FUNDAMENTAL THAT IS IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE. THAT IS IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE.>>Reporter: THAT HOPE HANGS>>Reporter: THAT HOPE HANGS LIKE A CANOPY OVER THE MOVIE’S LIKE A CANOPY OVER THE MOVIE’S ARC, SOMETIMES SOARING THROUGH ARC, SOMETIMES SOARING THROUGH THE WONDER OF MOZART AT A THE WONDER OF MOZART AT A TURNING POINT FOR ANDY DUFRANE. TURNING POINT FOR ANDY DUFRANE.>>IT TAKES ME 2 1/2 HOURS TO>>IT TAKES ME 2 1/2 HOURS TO TRY TO GET YOUR TEARS. TRY TO GET YOUR TEARS. TO ME, THE MUSIC IS JUST LIKE AN TO ME, THE MUSIC IS JUST LIKE AN ARROW RIGHT TO THE HEART. ARROW RIGHT TO THE HEART.>>Reporter: “SHAWSHANK>>Reporter: “SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION” CRESCENDO’S WITH REDEMPTION” CRESCENDO’S WITH ANDY’S ESCAPE, AND SOME VIEWERS ANDY’S ESCAPE, AND SOME VIEWERS EVEN CREDIT WITH SAVING THEIR EVEN CREDIT WITH SAVING THEIR LIFE. LIFE.>>IT BECOME ONE OF THOSE THINGS>>IT BECOME ONE OF THOSE THINGS PEOPLE CAN TURN TO IN TIMES OF PEOPLE CAN TURN TO IN TIMES OF TROUBLE AND GAIN COMFORT FROM TROUBLE AND GAIN COMFORT FROM IT, THAT’S THE PAYOFF FOR THE IT, THAT’S THE PAYOFF FOR THE WHOLE CAREER. WHOLE CAREER.>>Reporter: A COMPLETE

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