The Shawshank Redemption: Behind-the-Scenes Secrets

The Bible

When it comes to a film becoming ‘great’ and not just ‘good’, the small, hidden details often go a long way in elevating the film’s status. In Shawshank, one of the more impressive examples of this trait occurs when a rock pick is smuggled into the prison. In a moment of genius, prop master Tom Shaw found a way to give deeper meaning to a simple prop. Andy (Tim Robbins) is given a Bible which contains a rock pick — which he uses to create a tunnel. If you look closer, you may notice the Bible is turned to Exodus. Exodus is a chapter about emigration/mass departure (escaping).

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