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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.
Film #17 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #13 : A film with a color in the title!
Director Frank Darabont does justice to Stephen King's novel! Unfortunately I can't say justice was served when it comes to the men on death row in this film! We soon learn there are both good and bad men on both sides of the prison bars!
A character driven story that very much succeeds due in part to the roles being given to actors with well deserved acting pedigrees such as Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell, Barry Pepper, Michael Jeter, Graham Greene, Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Harry Dean Stanton just to name a few! I…
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…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…
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…
What a lovely masterpiece.
Each and every actor involved in this movie were brilliant.
THE GREEN MILE is a MIRACLE MILE.
Witness its brilliance.
One of the films you have to watch before you die.
This movie has a lot of things about it that are phenomenal. This was Frank Darabont's second film as director (he had writing credits on some B sci-fi films in the '80s) and the problem with this movie is that in my opinion, he tries too hard to try and make this film into another Shawshank Redemption, which is a considerably better film, and this suffers by comparison.
Finished this at 130 AM.
Truly beautiful in every emotional and magical sense.
This tragically heartbreaking masterpiece is one of the best films of all time. I fully understood that upon rewatch.
Frank Darabont is a really underrated director. Although not his best work, The Green Mile shows off all the things that are great about Darabont. He's a keen visual artist that knows how to tell a beautiful story in the face despair and grotesque versions of humanity, He knows how to great, pitch perfect performances from his actors, and he's the foremost adaptor of Stephen King stories, with having directed three of the best (this, The Mist, The Shawkshank Redemption).
While The Green Mile is a well made movie and an emotional journey that can bring you to tears, but the film has a very strange framing device (that really holds this film back) and is, honestly, overlong.
It's absolute schlock, but Frank Darabont seduces me with his russet colors and his calming camera moves and the way he can make light in a room be the prettiest light it can be and, damnit, I have so many problems with this movie, stop your put-on southern accents this instant! Three hours in a world created by Frank Darabont, though, is three hours worth spending anywhere, even death row in a Louisiana summer. He takes the time to set up relationships and establish a rhythm to the Mile, the experience of time passing as opposed to a series of strategically revealing incidents. There's a sensation of richness and quiet benevolence to this movie. We are settled enough that the…
Szívszorító film, számomra picit lezáratlan és nem kielégítő befejezéssel. De a karakterek és a színészek kitettek magukért, a jelmezek pedig nagyon hitelesek.
#43 in my collection rewatch.
Unpopular opinion alert: I think this is better than The Shawshank Redemption.
My comment on this film:
"A heavily emotional tragedy and in my opinion Frank Darabont's greatest work, The Green Mile is among my favorite films. Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, and Michael Clarke Duncan all provide tremendous performances, and Thomas Newman's score is excellent."
그린 마일이 영국 채널4 선정 눈물나는 영화 100선 중 2위란다. (1위는 이티) 그런데 울라고 만들어 놓은 극 후반부에 가서도 나는 하나도 눈물이 안 난걸 보면 정말로, 정말로, 요즘 내 감성이 엄청 메말랐구나 싶었다. 예전에는 '티모시 그린의 이상한 삶' 같은 영화를 보아도 펑펑 울곤 했는데. 눈물로 카타르시스를 느껴본 적이 언제던가.
영화는 왠만한 드라마 몰아보는 수준 러닝타임이 3시간이고, 그린 마일 교도소를 배경으로 한 에피소드의 나열로 이루어져 있다. 오프닝 시퀀스는 20세기 초 미국의 한 농촌, 갈대밭에서 경찰들과 함께 무언가를 찾는 백인 하류층 농부 남자가 피묻은 헝겊 조각을 발견한 모습으로 시작한다. 거기서 현재로 돌아와 양로원에 있는 늙은 폴 에지콤이 대공황기 자신이 간수로 일했던 그린 마일에서, 사형수 존 커피를 맞이하는 일을 회상하는 것부터 시작한다. 톰 행크스라는 슈퍼 스타가 폴 에지콤을 연기하지만, 사실 고질적인 방광염을 존…
Masterpiece. My favorite movie.
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