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A silly question, but...

Discussion in 'The Green Mile' started by raperm, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. raperm

    raperm Member

    Where does this take place? I've read it multiple times, both in serial and omnibus form, and it's never really said exactly where it is. I figure that's deliberate. I know the movie was in Louisiana, but there is a line in the book from Brutus where he talks about losing his job and having to "go down to Louisiana" to find work; that kind of says they aren't in Louisiana.

    Anyone know if the book definitively says where it takes place, and what that reference is?
  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    It's intentionally ambiguous in the book as to the location.
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  3. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    I thought it was Cold Mountain Prison in Tennessee?
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  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I always thought it was Louisiana because King speaks of parishes instead of counties. Louisiana is the only state that does this. I need to double check this.
    (It appears that my memory is wrong. No use of the word parish. This is the perfect example of someone's memory of what they think happened and what actually happened.)
  5. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    That's what I'm finding for the filming location. The Mist was filmed in Louisiana.
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  6. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Did he also do the same thing with Mr. Mercedes?
  7. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Yes, because that way he doesn't have to be quite as careful with the details and have someone call him out on it if he made a mistake. :smile2:
  8. raperm

    raperm Member

    At one point, I'd sort of narrowed it down to possibly being Arkansas, but have forgotten the quotes I used to do that.
  9. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I must've been thinking of the movie. I remember when I first read it and wondering if it was Georgia or Louisiana.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  11. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    I thought Louisiana because of Edward's Cajun patois. Nice job on that, Ms. Mod ;)

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