Friday, December 25, 2009

The Shawshank Redemption And Lady Justice

The movie The Shawshank Redemption, based on a novella written by Stephan King and originally titled Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption was director-screen writer Frank Darabonts first feature length motion picture. He also went on to direct and write another highly successful King novella, The Green Mile. What pleases us most here in Upper Sandusky and Wyandot County is that he chose our court house for the opening courtroom scene in his movie, and made mention of us in the 10th Anniversary re-release of Shawshank directors cut. It was only fitting that we held a 15th Anniversary reunion of the filming in our town, and also used the opportunity of a reunion to benefit the court house, Lady Justice in particular, which is in great need of restoration. Monies raised helped pay for a large part of Lady Justices restoration and it is our hope this video will convey our sincere gratitude to Frank and company for what they have done.

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