We’ve been busy livin’ for the past 20 years since the premiere of “The Shawshank Redemption.” To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film, stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins reunited with writer-director Frank Darabont for a Q&A and screening hosted by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In the clips below moderator Max Brooks has the group discus omitted scenes, test screenings, hate mail and what drew them all to the project in the first place. Check out the reunion clips below:
The origins of the production.
Frank Darabont actually wanted to make Stephen King’s “The Mist.”
It’s all about the script.
Apparently, Freeman had no idea what part he was being considered for, but said he was in for any of them. Here, Darabont also discusses the fact that the closing scene reunion almost wasn’t a part of the film.
How do you say the title again?
Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins reveal some of the more ridiculous things that the movie has been called over the years. Darabont also goes into the hate mail he’s received about the movie. “There’s always going to be that occasional disturbed person,” he said.
Tim Robbins Goes to Cow Country
Robbins addresses the literal piles of shit that he dealt with while filming the famous escape scene. But that’s “nothing” compared to Freeman’s worst day on set.