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The Green Mile

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

  THE GREEN MILE

 

 

The Green Mile takes place around 1935 in a prison environment, with a touch of Stephen King's supernatural twists. This is a story with miracles, even on Death Row.

It's told almost entirely in flashbacks, about 3 hours in fact. But I didn't mind the length; it worked for me.

With an outstanding cast, it's seriously sad, uplifting, and funny.

Yes, it's the same director, using a Stephen King story to make another motion picture about a prison--but if you think you're going to see another Shawshank Redemption, you couldn't be more wrong.

In fact, this is more like the flip side of Shawshank: Shawshank dealt with prison life, people waiting out their time. The Green Mile deals with Death Row and the fact that life ends. Shawshank dealt with brutality and redemption, while The Green Mile deals with compassion and hope.

It's an unusual motion picture that gives you plenty of time to know everyone. Well written, well acted, and well worth seeing.

The Green Mile has a big musical score: here's a couple of heavenly songs from the movie (plays Star Dust and Dancing Cheek to Cheek).

The film has a big miracle man who creates at least three divine healings. The cast is big and good. The story is big and long and shocking, perhaps the most horrifying execution scene ever filmed.


Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia

The Hurricane
Topsy-Turvy

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Bowfinger
Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Pokemon
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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