The Green Mile , “We think of this place as a type of intensive care ward. It holds some inmates that are so dangerous they need to be kept away.” So says Paul Edgecomb, the man in charge of Death Row in Louisiana State Penitentiary during the Depression.

The Green Mile in 1999 by Frank Darabont
The Green Mile in 1999 by Frank Darabont

In movie The Green Mile, Prisoner 7071 has arrived to prison, and the guard that handles the newest prisoners is not one of his nicer ones. The prisoner, though, seems to be an exception for him so Paul awaits for him to arrive. A new prisoner arrives and this time it’s Percy (Harrison Ford), a hard as nails inmate who likes being behind bars more than anywhere else.

Despite his misleading introduction, Paul realizes right away that he’s not what he seems. At first, he is afraid of the dark and also quite straightforward with shaking Paul’s hand–unlike someone hiding anything from him.

This is not a good summer for Paul. He suffers from an infection and is also suffering because Percy makes his stay in the mental ward miserable. He sees his duty as regulating a calm, decent atmosphere within the ward where some men are preparing to die.

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The film is based on a Stephen King novel, and has been written and directed by Frank Darabont. This is Darabont’s first film since the famous 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption.

The story is from King’s point of view and takes on a spiritual, not creepy, tone.

Both dramas centre around white folk and black folk. In “Shawshank Redemption,” the black man witnesses the white man’s dogged determination and here, the black man is needed to absorb the pain of whites–to redeem and forgive them

By the end of the movie The Green Mile, when he is asked to forgive them for sending him to the electric chair, the story has had such a powerful effect – building suspense, not metaphors, and this isn’t easy to achieve.

The math doesn’t quite work out as Paul looks back in time to recount his past regrets. The reason becomes clear later on when he tells the story of why things didn’t go well in his life.

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The story spends more than an hour establishing its relationships in the prison, where Paul’s lieutenant (David Morse) is rock-solid and dependable, where the warden (James Cromwell) is good and fair, and where the prisoners include a balmy coot named Delacroix (Michael Jeter) and a taunting monster named Wharton (Sam Rockwell).

There’s the case of John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), an innocent and seemingly illiterate death row inmate with autism who exudes goodness. There is also the issue of Nancy Bob, an adult survivor of a brutal sexual assault, who was nearly convicted for her own heinous crime, before she came to the rescue of another woman caught in that same predicament. In Louisiana during the 1930s, a black man like Coffey would not have had a fair trial. However, this story carries its own conviction and you go along with it.

Some of the powerful scenes take place in the death chamber with gruesome details and the process that ensures that condemned men die, as well as Harry Dean Stanton’s amusing cameo.

The Green Mile in 1999 by Frank Darabont
The Green Mile in 1999 by Frank Darabont

Continuous action in this movie The Green Mile makes it an exciting watch, with some of the moments of impact feeling like they are earning their R ratings. It also contains anxious moments involving a tame mouse, a violent struggle with Wharton, and subplots involving the wives of Paul and the warden.

The basis of the movie The Green Mile is about a relationship between Paul, a character played by Jake Gyllenhaal, and his huge prisoner Christopher “Coffey” Hitchens. Surprisingly enough, I can hear what Christopher “Coffey” Hitchens has to say through the whole length of the movie without even knowing his backstory. Since I can’t give you the full account of how he manages to do this.

The execution, the The Green Mile film’s ending and another in 2,000 years ago gives a sense of uncertainty about what happens next. The execution builds suspense for the clever plot twist.

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I am starting to think that when we talk about good acting in movies, it really refers to the casting and creation of characters. A large part of the performance is created in filmmaking itself.

However, a film will not be that compelling if the on-screen character does not do the proper emotional journey. Tom Hanks is both Everyman and Paul in the 2016 movie “Bridge of Spies,” with his performance of nuance and display of charisma throughout.

In Act I of The Cherry Orchard, we witness the shallow and vacuous nature of Percy, Wharton and Coffey – played by Britain’s finest actors – who only achieve success through their human skills of deception and nastiness.

The movie The Green Mile takes time to properly develop, even to the extent that we can feel the passage of a long prison sentence. The movie allows us to enjoy the process in set out appropriately and distinguishes between the large amounts of time going by.

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Stephen King is often disregarded as simply a best-seller. However, in his best novels, he has the power of Dickens. Dickens created worlds that enveloped his readers and populated them with colorful, peculiar, sharply seen characters like Tom Sawyer and Anne Elliot. Stephen King is most likely to survive with the help of the critical establishment as Dickens has because he is a storyteller who can get it done despite the criticism.

The movie The Green Mile would have been diminished had it been filmed in just two hours. In order to create a film that develops and unfolds, the story must take time to develop and give the audience more space for exploration. The Green Mile is a good example of an extended series of episodes without context

Darabont’s directing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” is Dickensian and begs to be read. The movie tells a story with beginning, middle, end and vivid characters all while preserving humor, outrage and emotional release.

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