A lot of Shawshank before you get to the Redemption

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Maxim coined by Simon Mayo for two-noun movie titles in which one features rather more prominently than the other during the film itself. The ne plus ultra is of course The Shawshank Redemption itself, but there is also -

  • a lot of Pursuit before you get to the Happyness
  • a lot of Slumdog before you get to the Millionaire