From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award nominee The Shawshank Redemption. Apt Pupil” Todd Bowden is one of the top students in his high school class and a typical American sixteen-year-olduntil he becomes obsessed about the dark and deadly past of an older man in town. The inspiration for the film Apt Pupil from Phoenix Pictures. The Body” Four rambunctious young boys plunge through the façade of a small town and come face-to-face with life, death, and intimations of their own mortality. The film Stand By Me is based on this novella. The Breathing Method” A disgraced woman is determined to triumph over death.