The 1990s was a time when the evolution, increase, and change in the cinema industry took place. From that time to now, a drastic change took place in movies. All the change is related to story presentation, production, visual effect, and casting. But it is not that the movies of that time are not good. In fact, at that time, movies have originality in the story, and artists perform extremely hard to make the movie amazing.
The Green Mile is the best example of such movies. This is an American fantasy film released in 1999. So watch it once, you’ll become a fan of it. But before that, Let’s go through this article, so you get a gist of the film “The Green Mile.”
What is About The Green Mile?
This movie is all about the days of Paul at Penitentiary’s death row as a Prison guard in Louisiana. During that time, he meets John Coffey, a black man who has been condemned to death because of the charge of rape and murder of two white girls.
Paul finds out something supernatural about John, which makes him doubtful regarding this case. How he reaches the truth of this murder mystery? Is John Coffey guilty? The answer to all these questions is in the ending part of this movie. In some scenes, you will see the horrifying death chamber, but also some warm-heartening moments.
The Green Mile: Movie or Novel?
Director and Writer Frank Darabont created “The Green Mile,” which is based on a Novel. In 1996, Stephen King wrote a novel in a series of six volumes with the title The Green Mile. This novel comes in the category of literacy fiction style. The movie is based on it; hence you find the same story. But there is some difference between the movie and the novel.
In the movie, Paul himself tells his prison guard’s days story to Elaine, but Elaine reads that story by herself in the novel. Some pieces of the chapters of the novel are not included in the movie.
The Green Mile: Cast Members
The whole cast members of The Green Mile catch audience’s attention with their superb performance. Thomas Jeffery Hanks portrayed Paul Edgecomb, who is a Prison Officer on death row. In the end part of the film, you see Dabbs Greer in the role of old Paul. Eve Brent played the role of Elaine Connelly, who listen to the story of Paul.
Other cast members are such as David Morse as Brutus, Bonnie as Jan Edgecomb; James Cromwell as Hal Moores; Doug Hutchinson as Percy Wetmore, and Michael Jeter as Eduard Delacroix. The role of John Coffey did by Michael Clarke Duncan. This role was the breakout role of his career in the film industry of that time.
“The Green Mile” received positive reviews and got box office success. It was nominated for Academy Awards in various categories. Story presentation, visual style, and performance everything were excellent in this movie. If you have not watched it then, watch it. Kindly share your views with us.