Allen Greene was Darabont's first agent and good friend. They collaborated together for many years. In the production process of The Shawshank Redemption, Greene put forth a lot of effort to help Darabont. As his agent, Greene lobbied and funded for Darabont. It can be said that this movie would not have been as successful without Allen Greene's contributions.
The film ends with a tribute saying IN MEMORY OF ALLEN GREENE. He died of AIDS just before this movie release, which made the director feel a sense of regret. The director, Frank Darabont, wanted to include this tribute to honor his friend who worked hard for the film industry, and hoped that he could rest in peace.
Allen Greene graduated from North Greene High School in White Hall, IL in 1971. The name of the county and the school district are named specifically from the Greene family and it was this family from which he descended. He had a significant passion and interest in making movies. Allen, in his high school, owned a camera and even then, he was making movies with his friends. He had a significant interest regarding working in the film sector.
It should be noted that in real-life, he was a basketball and baseball athlete, who also served or worked as a director for the one University of Buffalo. He was born in Washington and that is where he completed his schooling. Allen shifted to a number of cities later on for his baseball passion.
It is quite important to note that Frank cherished Allen greatly as a friend. Other than being companions, they were close friends and they would work together on numerous things. The Shawshank Redemption was also a project on which both of them working. However, Allen could not live to see the success of the movie. He had collapsed before the completion of the movie.
Even though Allen Greene had departed, the friendship that existed between Frank and Allen still remains and it is portrayed in the form of The Shawshank Redemption. The movie itself is still present and it portrays the friendship that existed between the two friends.
Allen Greene's IMDB page : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1878607/
The Shawshank Redemption
Andy Dufresne, in 1947, is convicted of killing his wife and since there is no death penalty in the state of Maine, he is provided with two life sentences and he is sent to Shawshank Prison. He continues to claim that he is innocent and that he has not committed the acts. However, no one really believes him because of his cold demeanour. Due to it, everyone believes that he really has committed the murder.
Andy Dufresne, the protagonist in The Shawshank Redemption, exhibits extraordinary wisdom. He not only has his own profound geological knowledge, but also practically uses it to design a perfect escape plan. This indicates that Andy has a strong sense of social awareness. He uses his intelligence to slowly rid himself of the crime of murder, and also punishes the prison warden and sergeant who are the real lawbreakers.
The Shawshank Redemption is generally recognised as one of the best movies ever produced. The take of Frank Darabont on the stop was quite an inspirational tale of perseverance and hope.