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Escape from Shawshank Redemption

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I am a big movie buff (some of you may remember I’ve even written a screenplay – – so, umm, any movie producers out there, drop me a line). When I love a movie, I’ll watch it a dozen times or more. Here on Slope, we’ve had some lively discussions about great movies, but one of the classics I never got around to watching was The Shawshank Redemption, even though it is consistently near the top of any list of great films.

Today I watched it, and I enjoyed it. I now understand why people like it so much. However, I was struck by the similarities between the movie and one of my favorites from my childhood, Escape From Alcatraz, which came out about fifteen years before Shawshank.

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Analog Video

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The sad irony of this week is that I have a relatively huge amount of time and almost nothing to write about (To describe the market as “boring” is akin to describing Mitch McConnell as “not classically handsome”; in other words, a massive understatement. Because January is going to be oh-my-God, constantly-traveling busy, and I’m sure the markets will be very interesting. Anyway, here’s another video I just cranked out, which talks about analogs and their value. I’m going to spend the rest of my day doing voiceovers for the other 21 videos.

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