In 1994, director Frank Darabont brought Stephen King’s short story, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, to big screen with The Shawshank Redemption. The end result: Not a dry eye in the house.
"The Shawshank Redemption" 1994, Directed by Frank Darabont, written by Stephen King (short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption"), Frank Darabont (screenplay) Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. (Raquel Welch poster from One Million Years B.C. 1966 which held a very deep secret.)
By creating the film's firm foundation, the meticulously chiseled screenplay paved the way for this film's success. Frank Darabont outdoes himself with the phenomenal adaptation of Stephen King's equally noteworthy novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. In this novella, King demonstrates that he can break free from the genre he dominates and still create a marvelous piece of modern literature. Though the film mirrors the novella in many ways, Darabont illustrates a focused objective of improving upon the areas where the novella came up short, resulting in one of the best book to film transitions ever.