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The Green Mile
Miracles do happen.
A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.
RIP Michael Clarke Duncan
I will remember you by this film.
And I thank you for it.
Film #86 of Project 90
”Sometimes the green mile seems so long.”
Frank Darabont’s third adaptation from a Stephen King novel starts a bit slowly as the film is gradually building its universe but after the first third it finally picks up the pace and then goes full throttle to the end. The Green Mile is a film of characters, the story of a man with supernatural healing powers who is supposedly a miracle of God could have turned into a terribly manipulative film but Darabont’s ability of creating memorable, humane and dynamic characters enables the film to tell its story in the most touching way, like the other notable Darabont/King collaboration, The Shawshank Redemption, this is a goodhearted film…
From the director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile is yet another poignant, touching & thoroughly gratifying prison drama that's patiently crafted, skilfully narrated & brilliantly performed and even though it's no match to Frank Darabont's 1994 masterpiece, it does carry an emotional weight that makes it one of cinema's finest tearjerkers.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, the story of The Green Mile is set during the 1930s and concerns a prison officer in charge of death row inmates at a penitentiary. The plot covers his & others guards lives' which is greatly affected when they find out that their newly arrived prisoner, a giant African-American man, is gifted with supernatural powers.
Written & directed by Frank Darabont, the…
What is there to say about one of the most celebrated and saddest films of all time? Written and directed by the man who gave us the masterpiece The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont, and based off of the best selling novel by Stephen King, The Green Mile is a film that captures you from the beginning and never lets go. It's the celluloid equivalent of a punch to the chest.
The story of a gentle giant, condemned for a heinous crime. One man, with the powers to heal in this time of great weakness and depression. The late Michael Clarke Duncan gives one of the most touching performances I've ever seen as death row inmate, John Coffey, who is seen…
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I haven't watched The Green Mile in quite sometime. I've watched it a few times, and even as a younger viewer I've always questioned John's supernatural powers. They just make the movie feel (at points) contrived and makes the story take some way too easy turns. It does add some character to John to make us feel sympathetic for this misunderstood person, but it just feels like it makes the movie almost too safe and at points, pretty forced.
I still don't understand why the use of someone literally telling the story to another person was ever used in film. The Green Mile uses this story aspect for no reason whatsoever. Other movies has the narrator interrupt every once and…
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Film #1 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"Oh God, sometimes the Green Mile seems so long." - Old Paul Edgecomb
The Green Mile has sometimes been described to me as 'the poor man's Shawshank Redemption', and I can imagine what they mean. Having never seen The Shawshank Redemption, I watched The Green Mile first to avoid disappointment. And I was still disappointed.
While this is a well-acted epic, always managing to entertain, it is just too bloody sentimental. My eyes began to roll at many an occasion, especially with the Mr Jingles scenes. I can do sentiment, but when it's constant…
I like it, but not as much as I remember liking it.
I can watch this warm and deeply touching masterpiece all over again. It is truly moving, yet it remains positive, even entertaining and it always makes me cry. The spirit of a good soul is indestructible. I'm an incorrigible optimist for thinking there's so many good people in this world. I'm lucky to believe in good because otherwise, this adventure called life wouldn't make much sense.
This was an awesome movie, but the black return of Christ the threw up flies was a little weird. "What happens on the Green Mile stays on the Green Mile" is easily one of my favorite movie lines of all time. The rat dying was upsetting but then it came back to life so it was all good. The scumbag cop that didn't wet the sponge makes me mad even though it was just a movie. Another thing that makes me mad aree furries, so I'm going to go poison gas raid a furries convention because they are pure cancer.
Films like The Green Mile are the reason I love film. Evocative, genuinely moving content that packs a weighty emotional punch across the entire spectrum. I'm very rarely moved by what I see onscreen, but this was one of the few times I was. And has there ever been a fictitious character as horrifically obnoxious as Percy Wetmore? Resisting the urge to lob things at the television was a serious challenge. But again, a film that can elicit such a strong response ranks pretty high in my books.
I went to middle school with Courtney Stodden and her ex-husband Doug Hutchison is in this so I should probably check it out.
Stephen King e Tom Hanks. Enough said. Plain fun.
The Green Mile may be a masterpiece. It's a shame no one sat me down and forced me to watch this film earlier. Frank Darabont proves his impeccable pacing and detailed characters that add up to a surprisingly impactful story. Through chunks of this this film I'd have a nitpick, and ten minutes later the film would address it. At one point I questioned the whole existence of a character until it was paid off in an overwhelming way.
This film is classic to me, already. With a taste of the supernatural sprinkled in, The Green Mile exceeded my hopes for a compelling and emotional story. John Coffey will go down in my book as one of my favorite film characters of all time.
The ending of this film is the most interesting to me. It's still developing in my mind, because it's challenging to accept. Regardless, this film is nearly perfect.
Dramatic and heartfelt, at times it approaches the point of being overly sappy but I still enjoy it for all its' flaws. Michael Clarke Duncan gives the performance of a lifetime.
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