Thursday, June 23, 2011


Pic: from mr. Google

I seldom stay up late at night to purposely watch movies. But I did exactly last night. It was by chance I had to pass the living room for the kitchen, and there staring at the tv or should I say, the tv staring back, was hubby,  sprawling on the couch half-asleep and became slightly clueless when I stood directly in front and softly shouted, "Oh dear, it's Tim's Morgan's Shawshank Redemption!"  I forgot my quest to the kitchen for some milk, actually, but pushed hubby aside and sat through the movie like I was watching it for the first time. :-)

Well...if you had noticed, I stated in my profile here about The Shawshank Redemption (TSR) as my favourite movie. I even re-quoted - 'some birds are not meant to be caged', as one of my favourite quotes ever...
I have watched TSR a few times and I think after watching  a lot of movies, this one is rare; and it has practically grown in me like forever. Like the friendship it tells. It is the friendship actually that always strike a chord with our lives...something that I always treasure....that I would want to watch it again and again and again.  
Oh dear, what is this thing trickling down my face... more late nights, I hope...hehehehe...but then again, like Red ( Morgan Freeman) in TSR said, "Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane."   :-D

Most of all, this one narrative is my all-time companion when the sentimentality in me sets in (hiks!)....
"Sometimes it makes me sad, though...Andy being gone. I have to remind myself  that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is much more drab and empty that they're gone. I GUESS I JUST MISS MY FRIEND." - Red (and sometimes emily repeats this too!)

Oh, gotta go now...TSR is showing again at 2pm...hehe...I didn't get to catch the beginning last night!


Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Lili,
I like that scene when the main character (TR???) turned the table on the jail warder when he refused to let this guy out though he has served his time - coz of his "usefulness" in the accounting dept. That always happen in real life, kan? Esp with mean bosses who just want to use you for their benefit. purrr...meow!

Wan Sharif said...

mm.. Nostalgic sungguh!

Sizuka said...


I love shawshank redemption too! Love it a lot! I can watch it over and over again. That's the only movie that I can never grow tired watching :D

Lili said...

Angelina the movie watching cat!

Oh, I love that scene too. And to think the warder who could recite verses through and through from the Bible...tsk tsk tsk...what a hypocrite he was.
I also like that 'monte crisco' and 'dumb ass' scene!

By the way, TR (hehe I know what you're thinking!) is so cool in TSR! Auummmmm...oops, I mean meow meow! ;p

Lili said...

Ayoh Wang,

Movie ni bila kita tengok time tak sangka-sangka memang rasa nostalgic kan! ;)

Lili said...


You've got a friend here! Gimme hi 5 hikhikhik!

Ibu n Abah said...

i pun minat TSR..
TL pun minat.. siap pause kalau dia nak masuk tandas....
tengok dah berkali2 juga... tapi setiapkali tengok rasa macam baru tengok... best....!!!!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Lili, I love that movie, seen it several times too.
Love that part he found that box of money and note under a pile of stones.
Have fun.....
Best regards.

somuffins said...

Siang tadi I didnt have a clue what TSR is. Bila you kata ada repeat at 2pm, I terus jer terkam n hit the button. Alkisah cerita tu rupanya, memang I dah tengok dulu kala.

That librarian yang gantong diri tu, I remember him as Petrocelli (from drama tv of same name). SiAndy korek2 dinding sampai berlobang luas cam tu, I was wondering mana pergi sisa2 batu tu? At that moment, camera was focusing on Andy berjalan luar cell, dan sisa2 batu pun keluar from his pants... kahkahkah...

kak ja said...

"Some birds aren't meant to be caged".. awat I pikiaq ke lain ntaahhh..

somuffins said...

Lili, tumpang lalu *sambil membongkok*

Ja memang noti!

Lili said...


Nampak gayanya syemua suka macam ni...nanti bila kita discuss kat klabhaus pasal movie, harus gempak!

Lama tak tulis ni kat Akak:
LMLU ahaks! ;)

Lili said...

Hi Lee,

The truth is, I cannot say which part of the movie I like the most...because every scene is so good to me...hehe

P/s I think there is something wrong with blogger, I still could not comment at your postings.

Lili said...


CS= Cik Sayang? hehehe!

That is why I said, TSR is so rare..we don't get good movie like this anymore, to me-lah, at least...
Tak sempat kita nak fikir, dia dah bitaw macam mane Andy buat kerje menebuk tu...hahaha!

I don't think James Whitaker who played Brooks in TSR is Petrocelli.
Barry Newman is Petrocelli. Corect me if I'm wrong. Tapi I salute lah kat you CS, masih ingat kat Petrocelli, lawyer yang rumah dia tak pernah-pernah siap!

Lili said...

Ja laling,

Hahahaha....sesuwai dengan nama you! Tapi I dah tekan butang loike...kat JAr of hearts. I know, I know...I sker melencong, dari birds ke hearts! :D


Kalau you nak tau, sejak 18 menjak you tak masuk klabhaus, Ja noti ni dah FAkat2 nak katok KETAM2 yang akan syamvut bestday awal vulan depan ni.. Makanya, adakah kita dah versyiap syedia nak valas tindakan dia? har har har))

Lili said...

Eh, sowi CS, I dah terkimeng kat Ja! hehehe!! Apsal ler Lady Gagap ni dah Lady Latah...?

somuffins said...

Awat JA 'baek' sakan ek??

Takpe, baru jer tadi I bitau my sis that I will buy jet pejuang in lieu of getting my dot3. You dont worry, sama2 kita perjuangkan HAK KETAM2 SEDONIA, wokeh??

Petrocelli? I really tak ingat his real name. You know, sedari kecik my fav program kat tibi adalah cerita2 berunsur penyiasatan, PI, polis, kedoktoran dan seangkatan (bila sedar dah tua, rasa takot plak maka I tak layan lagi cerita cenggitu be it Gray's A, House, blablabla.

Ehhhh.. ni blog syiapa ek? Blog I juga kan? hakhakhak..

Lili said...


Kan I penah kata...blogku blogmu jua!

Actually, masa i tecik2 dulu, I tak berapa suker tangok tv...asyik main kat luar rumah sampai nak rentong kulit, merah menyala muka and berlemuih (kalo masa tu ada suitor, memang kena diskaun banyak!) Wakaka!

I cuma ingat sit-com dan kartun aje. ;)

Oldstock said...

Eh! How come lah, you and I have so many things in common. I like Shawshank too.

This movie is based on a story written by Stephen King and was part of a 4-story compilation or novella titled Different Seasons. The original title to this story is Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption. I think King writes better non-horror stories than horror ones.

In my opinion, this is one of the rare movies where the film version is better than the book.

Lili said...

Oldstock, come kan?! I think we are born under the same star, kot... same birthday some more! ;)

somuffins said...

Baru I perasan gambar boat kecik kat tepi pantai tu adalah scene akhir, Red berjumpa Andy, ken?

hehehee.. dah seminggu baru I perasan..

Lili said...

Laa...awat you tak click to enlarge the pic?! Hehee....I ken ke skerr laut! ;)

Does this mean you tak click gamVar
kaki seksi..oops seksa I tu dulu kat 'Some Daze' posting? If you had enlarged the pic, you would have read what I wrote about YOU! hehee

somuffins said...

I always see pictures AS IS. Tak teringat nak enlargekan pun. Apa ek you wrote about me? Hendaknya yg mabeles2 ajelah eh eh eh?

Lili said...


I agak dah..hehe! Oh, you've got to check for yourself-lah..28th March 2011, ok? ;)

somuffins said...

Semalam I cuba gak cari the said entry tapi lum bertemu 28/3's entry I dah givap.

Ohhh.. that particular entry eh? I did read it n I did enlarge it *sebab you dah suruh enlargekan*..
tapi nape I tak re-kimeng ek? Hmm.. musti ada kesilaFAn teknik dimana2 nih..

Lili said...


Ok aje...tak payah cari ler...hehe... kesian kat you nanti ngabih masa kat blog I pulak!

But if you need to know jugak..I wrote I was watching CikSom and I... which is ekceliLi, CSI! hikhikhik!