Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TCP: The Green Mile

I missed last week’s topic and I am so glad that I made it this week. This week’s theme is about movies from a book. And because I love Tom Hanks, my entry would be The Green Mile.

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Director Frank Darabont, who made an acclaimed feature film debut with The Shawshank Redemption (1994), based on a Stephen King novel set in a prison, returns for a second feature, based on King's 1996 serialized novel set in a prison. In 1935, inmates at the Cold Mountain Correctional Facility call Death Row "The Green Mile" because of the dark green linoleum that tiles the floor. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head guard on the Green Mile when a new inmate is brought into his custody: John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), convicted of the sadistic murder of two young girls. Despite his size and the fearsome crimes for which he's serving time, Coffey seems to be a kind and well-mannered person who behaves more like an innocent child than a hardened criminal. Soon Edgecomb and two of his fellow guards, Howell (David Morse) and Stanton Barry Pepper), notice something odd about Coffey: he's able to perform what seem to be miracles of healing among his fellow inmates, leading them to wonder just what sort of person he could be, and if he could have committed the crimes with which he was charged. The Green Mile also stars James Cromwell as the warden; Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, and Graham Greene as inmates awaiting dates with the electric chair; and Harry Dean Stanton as a clever trustee.

I loved this movie and if you haven’t seen this, it’s highly recommended.

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8 comments:

Genejosh said...

i haven't seen this movie pa marce...download ako nito...

marce new blog mo to? nice template:)

Mommy Liz said...

dati ko pa tong blog, 2008 pa, bagong make over lang ni AC-

kikamz said...

so that is why it is called GREEN MILE.. hmmm.. the death row inmate's characteristics seem similar to the character of a book i have just recently read. death row din cya pero he seems to be performing miracles. :D i never got the chance to watch this movie in its entirety marce. i know this is a good one since it's tom hanks who is playing. hanap na lang ako copy. watch ako ulit.

thanks for joining us this week ha? next week, we will feature movies with NUMBERS in their titles. till the, take care and happy tcp. mwahugs!

simply kim said...

di ko pa siya napapanood, but i heard maganda nga.. waahh! di pa ko maka download ng movie sa lappy ko..

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I love what you did with my digi kit. The blog is so cute. And thanks for giving proper credit.

Lina Gustina said...

I love this film, too... It has rich story :)

nuts said...

parang now ko lang napasyalan eto.. hanap ko nga TCP entry mo, di ko makita sa kabila..

btw, yung the green mile, naging curious ako bigla. diko ata napanood..

K said...

naku gustong gusto ko tong movie na ito!!! pramis! naiyak ata ako neto nung napanood ko to. waaahhh!! need ko na uli panoorin. i SO love stephen king!

salamat sa dalaw ;)

eto ako ngarag as usual. perpetual state ko na ata yun LOL.

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