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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 10:51:51 PM

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shawshank redemption or forrest gump?
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:52:11 AM

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Shawshank

Forrest Gump is just a commercial rehash of Little Big Man - now THAT is a film

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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 6:20:48 AM

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I'll pick Shawshank. I love Stephen King! Forrest Gump is good, too, but Shawshank is much better!
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:47:53 AM

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That's like asking, "What's better? A toaster or a trombone?" They're too different to compare.
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:18:27 PM

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Shawshank.
Stephen King! Much better. Loved the geology analogy of pressure and time in relation to the prison escape. Clever Andy, loved that film.

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zzthex79 wrote:
That's like asking, "What's better? A toaster or a trombone?" They're too different to compare.


I have to agree. FG was good for what it is/was. Tom Hanks is a good actor.

Thing is with King, I read his books long before they're made into movies and have my mind set on what the people should look/sound like. Also that the movie should be exact to the book. Which it almost never is.
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zzthex79 wrote:
That's like asking, "What's better? A toaster or a trombone?" They're too different to compare.


Totally Agree. Such Different Films, But Both Very Good.
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 2:34:53 AM

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I'm not really sure how you can even compare these two films... but as someone who doesn't like Tom Hanks, except in The Green Mile, where i think he was amazing, i would most defiantly say Shawshank. I really didn't like Forest Gump, it just isn't my kind of film.

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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 3:35:38 AM

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Picking a better movie, is like a box of chocolates...

Shawshank for me. Morgan Freeman and Tim Robins were amazing in it. Forest Gump was a little too canned for my taste.
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 3:43:33 AM

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zzthex79 wrote:
That's like asking, "What's better? A toaster or a trombone?" They're too different to compare.


Well, since you ask..... A Trombone, obviously.... ;-) xx SF

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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 4:24:00 AM

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stephanie wrote:
zzthex79 wrote:
That's like asking, "What's better? A toaster or a trombone?" They're too different to compare.


Well, since you ask..... A Trombone, obviously.... ;-) xx SF


Them's fighting words! It has to be toaster *rolls up sleeves*

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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 7:35:15 AM

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Shawshank Redemption
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 9:14:48 AM

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overmykneenow wrote:
stephanie wrote:
zzthex79 wrote:
That's like asking, "What's better? A toaster or a trombone?" They're too different to compare.


Well, since you ask..... A Trombone, obviously.... ;-) xx SF


Them's fighting words! It has to be toaster *rolls up sleeves*


Yeah, you can't put bacon on a trombone.
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 9:46:49 AM

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YAY! Go Team Toaster!

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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 10:11:55 AM

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Hard to compare the 2 different movies me though I'd have to say Shawshenk but both good in their own right

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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 10:28:45 AM

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I guess I started the war, so I should weigh in. TOASTER!!!!!!!! You can't plug in a trombone and drop it in the bathtub with your wife when you've just had enough of her.

Wow, that was horrible.

I don't want to kill my wife.

But, a trombone doesn't look nice on a kitchen countertop and a toaster is quieter.

Seriously. Toaster.

GO TEAM TOASTER!!!!!!
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Pulp Fiction was a better movie than both Forrest Gump and Shawshank Redemption but it lost out on most of the oscars that year... Especially when you see the influence Pulp Fiction left in it's wake.




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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 11:45:11 AM

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I love both films! But Shawshank is the better of the two in my opinion due to a better plot and better acting/actors!
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 11:45:53 AM

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Shawshank without a second's thought. If it was Shawshank vs The Green Mile then decision would have been more difficult.
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 12:33:53 PM

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BustyMinx wrote:
Shawshank without a second's thought. If it was Shawshank vs The Green Mile then decision would have been more difficult.


I would have to agree with you there!
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:30:33 AM

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Ugh!! Never watch anything with Tom Hanks in it!
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 11:08:53 AM

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Shawshank. There isn't really a choice.
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:55:19 PM

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chefkathleen wrote:
overmykneenow wrote:
stephanie wrote:
zzthex79 wrote:
That's like asking, "What's better? A toaster or a trombone?" They're too different to compare.


Well, since you ask..... A Trombone, obviously.... ;-) xx SF


Them's fighting words! It has to be toaster *rolls up sleeves*


Yeah, you can't put bacon on a trombone.


But You CAN toast bread even if you don't have a toaster..... But you can't make a noise like a trombone if you don't have a trombone..... (or a serious medical condition.....)

This is turning into The COURT oF APPEAL!!!!!! xxxxxxxx SF




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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 7:00:07 AM

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Shawshank
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 7:50:23 AM

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I like both movies for what they are. That said, Shawshank is in my personal Top 5. But my favorite corny movie quotes come from Forrest Gump.

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 8:09:06 AM

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Both are great, but Forrest Gump is timeless and interesting to every age group.

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 9:09:02 AM

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stephanie wrote:


But You CAN toast bread even if you don't have a toaster..... But you can't make a noise like a trombone if you don't have a trombone..... (or a serious medical condition.....)

This is turning into The COURT oF APPEAL!!!!!! xxxxxxxx SF




My neighbor blows his nose like a trombone. Some days it's a trumpet though.
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 9:17:58 AM

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Is it too late to vote for Boondocks Saints?

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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 4:38:49 PM

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Gotta say I agree with the majority. Ain't it funny how if King isn't involved in the production aspect of a flick based on his book, it's awesome, but when he is it usually sucks? So which King based movie is the best?

My money is on "The Shining." However, I think the cards are stacked considering Kubrick has his wicked hands in on that one.
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Shawshank Redemption
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