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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

From The Shawshank Redemption

It you'd watched this 1994 movie, you'd have remembered this scene where Morgan Freeman's character, Red, was seated in front of a parole hearing for the umpteenth time. Fully expecting to be rejected yet again, he let the parole officer have a piece of his mind. Well, if you read the script, do you think he'd gotten his parole? He did. This is simply a wonderful movie. If you haven't watch it, please do.

Red: Rehabilitated? Well, Now let me see. You know, I don't have any idea what that means.
1967 Parole Hearings Man: Well, it means that you're ready to rejoin society.
Red: I know what *you* think it means, sonny. To me it's just a made up word; a politician's word. So young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie, and have a job. What do you really want to know? Am I sorry for what I did?
1967 Parole Hearings Man: Well, are you?
Red: There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret. Not because I'm in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then, a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can't. That kid's long gone and this old man is all that's left. I got to live with that. Rehabilitated? It's just a bullshit word. So you go on and stamp your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don't give a shit.


  • hello...

    glad to know carbokid is born normal. thallassaemia is getting quite scary now the mroe i read about it. thank God im only a minor. :)

    By Blogger galnexdor, at 3:27 PM  

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