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Discussion in 'The Green Mile' started by king family fan, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I love The Green Mile. John Coffey so brave and his dignity is overwhelming. This book just brought me to tears. Then the movie OMG. Michael Clarke Duncan ,just brought John Coffey to life. Such a great choice of actor for the role. Its sad how Duncan was taken from us in real life. Miss that gentle Giant.
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  2. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

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  3. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    I remember this story coming out a hundred pages or so every month! This tale is also one of my very favorites, the characters are so strongly defined, I loved them or hated them with such a passion. The movie with its wonderful actors, Tom Hanks with his second Oscar in two years for this tale and Michael Clarke Duncan as the sweet and gentle giant will always be a favorite of mine. Thanks for the experience, Mr. King!!
  4. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Hanks didn't win the Oscar I don't think...........
  5. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    I thought that he did. :eek:
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  6. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    I love everything about this book - the way you had to wait a month for the next installment to come out, the characters, the story itself, then the movie adaptation, with perfect casting and superb acting....
  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Favourite actor in a drama - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Green Mile in 2000
    For Oscars it was Philadelphia won as Best Actor in 1994
    Then another Oscar for Forrest Gump Best Actor in 1995
    I Googled this :a11:
  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    I love Tom Hanks, I'd say he's probably my favourite actor. (Sorry Ewan)
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  9. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I have not read this yet but I do love the movie so much. Totally agree that Tom Hanks was fantastic, but so was everyone, especially Doug Hutchison as Percy - I hated Percy so much, a sign of how well the role was acted.
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  10. AnnaRose

    AnnaRose Well-Known Member

    Probably my favorite SK book. And I actually loved the movie; I often don't if I've read the book first...I just bought it yesterday for $5 (yay for Target!). I'm having my friend read it right now.
  11. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Hanks two Oscars are for Philadelphia and Forest Gump. He might've been nominated for one for this movie, tho. Oops, just noticed Neesy's already covered it! :)
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  12. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    This may have been the best pure story of all King's books. It's perfect for the movie. I think it has not gotten all the credit it deserved because of the way it was published and the fact that the movie was so well done that it almost overshadowed the book. An interesting idea to publish the story in serial form, but it might have been better served as a regular book. To this day, I don't have a copy even though it's one of my favorites.
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  13. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    He's my second favorite actor.....:D
  14. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    And Ewan is your first? OMG what a coincidence!


  15. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Excellent story, in both forms! I have to say, having read it as it was published, I enjoyed the anticipation of waiting for each installment (thankfully not as long as the waits between DKTower books!). It forced me to not zip through and miss things like I usually do. Then I got to reread them all together, which was cool.
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  16. AToyStoryInCali

    AToyStoryInCali Well-Known Member

    Reading this through for the first time now (I know!!) and it's excellent!
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  17. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    It is one of my favourites, both book and movie... it's one that makes you question things, I think... and many scene's play over in your mind--it stays with you.
  18. AToyStoryInCali

    AToyStoryInCali Well-Known Member

    I'm looking forward to seeing the movie. I'm a huge King fan, but for some reason haven't seen many of the adaptations.
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  19. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Keep some tissues close. Just love john Coffeys role.
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  20. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Last year I bought The Green Mile on DVD at Walmart for $5. I've seen it several times, so I told myself I wasn't going to re-watch it again until I reread the book!
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