HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Green Mile [1999 film] by Frank Darabont
Loading...

The Green Mile [1999 film]

by Frank Darabont (Director/Screenwriter)

Other authors: James Cromwell (Actor), Jeffrey DeMunn (Actor), Michael Clarke Duncan (Actor), Tom Hanks (Actor), Bonnie Hunt (Actor)4 more, Doug Hutchison (Actor), Michael Jeter (Actor), David Morse (Actor), Barry Pepper (Actor)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
173368,650 (4.17)4
Recently added byandael, private library, hrcentre, PSUBeaverLibrary, MrsMich02, readerray, eggmelia, cincodenada

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 4 mentions

Showing 3 of 3
A condemned, "simple-minded" giant has magical wizard powers.

For about an hour it seems like it's a reasonably good period prison movie - a little slow and cliched, but generally well made and with a great cast. Then Stephen King says, "Drama is hard. F*** it, I'm just gonna give one of these characters some magical wizard powers. That'd be cool, right?" No, no not really. ( )
  comfypants | Feb 16, 2016 |
Amazon.com
"The book was better" has been the complaint of many a reader since the invention of movies. Frank Darabont's second adaptation of a Stephen King prison drama (The Shawshank Redemption was the first) is a very faithful adaptation of King's serial novel. In the middle of the Depression, Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) runs death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Into this dreary world walks a mammoth prisoner, John Coffey (Michael Duncan) who, very slowly, reveals a special gift that will change the men working and dying (in the electric chair, masterfully and grippingly staged) on the mile . As with King's book, Darabont takes plenty of time to show us Edgecomb's world before delving into John Coffey's mystery. With Darabont's superior storytelling abilities, his touch for perfect casting, and a leisurely 188-minute running time, his movie brings to life nearly every character and scene from the novel. Darabont even improves the novel's two endings, creating a more emotionally satisfying experience. The running time may try patience, but those who want a story, as opposed to quick-fix entertainment, will be rewarded by this finely tailored tale. --Doug Thomas
This review has been flagged by multiple users as abuse of the terms of service and is no longer displayed (show).
  schotpot | May 13, 2007 |
owner: Steve
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Darabont, FrankDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cromwell, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DeMunn, JeffreyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duncan, Michael ClarkeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanks, TomActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunt, BonnieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hutchison, DougActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jeter, MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morse, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pepper, BarryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

Is an adaptation of

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Please do not combine the film with the screenplay or novel.
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift.

» see all 4 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.17)
0.5
1
1.5 1
2
2.5
3 3
3.5
4 8
4.5
5 9

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,081,464 books! | Top bar: Always visible