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SPOILERS!!!!!!: Just a question...

Discussion in 'The Green Mile' started by CriticAndProud, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud What's wrong with Idris?

    How many of the guards knew that John was innocent, other than Paul, if any ? They are all visibly distressed when John is dying, so I wonder if Paul told any of the other three that helped take John to heal the warden's wife ?
     
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  2. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I can't remember what happened in the movie, but I do believe that in the book he talked to his especial friends about John's situation. As far as I remember, they knew most of what Paul learned/intuited.
     
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  3. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud What's wrong with Idris?

    Ah, makes sense. That doesn't happen in the movie onscreen, at least not the version I watched, but their reactions seemed to imply they knew.
     
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  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I think they all knew everything... only the warden was left out of that part.
     
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  5. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    Yes in the book Paul has the main guards over for lunch and talks through all he suspects. Like Flake said the warden was spared that burden.
     
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  6. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    That story, both on paper and screen... broke (and filled) my heart.
     
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  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....exactamundo!...
     
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  8. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    OMGawd... stop that. Right now...
     
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  10. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I loved the movie and the book. John Coffey was just such a wonderful character.
     
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  11. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Guest

  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  13. Kyl-allie

    Kyl-allie Member

    Those pictures are making me sad :( - this was the BEST and most honest adaption (on par with Shawshank) of SK's books - IMHO! Amazing book, amazing movie. I am slightly biased - pretty big Tom Hanks fan;;D
     
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  14. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I love this movie so much but I have a hard time watching it now that Michael Clarke Duncan is gone. It's rough. Such a loss.
     
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  15. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Isn't there a scene in the movie where Hanks chracter has everyone (except the warden) over for a picnic and he tells them what's going on and that he wants to take John to the warden's house to cure the wife? I thought at that point Hanks character had either told all of them before about John's powers and of his innocence or was telling them at the picnic. You all do realize that John Coffey's initials weren't an accident, right? JC- John Coffey & Jesus Christ.
     
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  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I re-watched it about a week after Michael died and, man, it was so hard to get through it. He did an amazing job in that film!
     
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  17. Lee9900

    Lee9900 Deleted User

    Actually they did have the diner scene in the movie too. And in fact they did have a lot of support and respect for Edgecomb at the very least because they supported and helped him with Percy.

    And of course, on the electric chair at his execution, they said "Look at us John, we don't hate you.".
     
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  18. Jasmine Hobson

    Jasmine Hobson New Member

    I have read it several times and the movie is one of my favorites. The story is so engrossing and the casting is superb.
     
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  19. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I actually just finished reading the book. Breaks my heart every time.
     
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  20. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    it always gets me too.
     
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