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I visited the ‘pictures’ religiously in my youth, probably more that I do now, and 1995 would be the year that would that would forever change my perspective on the world of cinema. Like most weeks, a friend and I trooped over to the Warner Bros. cinema in Manors, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on a cold February night to see what was on that we hadn’t yet seen. A strange title was one that had us both intrigued and bemused, was The Shawshank Redemption.

I left that cinema a changed man. I no longer only wanted to see Schwarzenegger on the warpath or Michael Myers stick it to some teen. I found a genuine fondness for intelligent and emotional storytelling. So what if the film was about the love between two men. The Shawshank Redemption moved me like no film had before and I wanted to tell the world…and I did to friends, »

- Craig Hunter

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