The Green Mile

I’ll admit I’ve never read the book, The Green Mile by Stephen King. And I refrained from seeing the movie for as long as possible because I knew it was going to be sad. Also, and this might get me in trouble with some people, but I just don’t particularly care for Tom Hanks as an actor.

But I ended up watching it last night and boy, it was a really good movie. All the actors were great…yes, even Hanks. Of course, I’m partial to David Morse…lol.

The way they filmed the movie made Michael Clark Duncan look enormous. I mean he’s a big guy, but in real life, he’s as tall as David Morse. The director happened to have directed one of my favorite movies of all times: Shawshank Redemption. Yep..another King story.

I hope you all have a great weekend. I’m looking forward to it. It’s suppose to be warm which I’m beginning to think is a myth…lol

4 Responses “The Green Mile”

  1. DR says:

    The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption are both great movies. I do like Tom Hanks though, and I think he will be remebered, when we are all old and grey as one of the great actors of our time, just like Stephan King will be remebered as a great author (even though I am not a fan of his books). I know it was not popular in America, but we all enjoyed Tom Hanks role in Castaway over here. Have you ever seen it?

  2. Melissa says:

    Morse definitely gives one of his finest performances ever in this film. I am a fan of Stephen King and they don’t do justice to his stories very often in film.

    Apt Pupil is an excellent film based on a King short story. Ian McKellen is thoroughly chilling as a former Nazi. The late Brad Renfro mesmerizes as the kid who reawakens McKellen’s evil. The film is directed by Bryan Singer and although they don’t follow King exactly, I think the main core of the story is captured. It’s a dark, depressing film that really makes you think.

  3. Yvonne says:

    Just think of the cold weather as another excuse to snuggle with C, the cats,a great movie and hot buttered rum. On second thought, forget the cats and the movie-lol. Have a great weekend.

  4. Gina, Book Dragon says:

    Good morning Ta,

    I loved Shawshank Redemption but didn’t realize it was a King story. I think The Green Mile was on my to rent list but I lost the list and then forgot all the movies that were on it. Thanks for the reminder.

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