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Old 21-04-2012, 19:09
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Why has he lived soo long... surely that is an unhappy ending for him?
Absolutely it is. In the book itself it is pretty clear that his extended life becomes more of a curse than a gift.
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Old 22-04-2012, 01:41
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I love The Green Mile, it's one of my all time favourites, along with Shawshank and I also really like Dolores Claiborne, from another Stephen King book.
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Old 27-04-2012, 08:43
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Anyone think they could make a remake or sequel?
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Old 28-04-2012, 13:37
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Anyone seen "Alien" and the rest that followed?

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crap,I dont get it
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Old 29-04-2012, 02:16
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Disappointed that Hanx didn't get an Oscar for his amazing performance .
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Old 29-04-2012, 02:28
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Absolutely it is. In the book itself it is pretty clear that his extended life becomes more of a curse than a gift.
I thought it was portrayed pretty well in the movie, too.

I love the final lines.

I think about all the people I've loved, now long gone. I think about my beautiful Jan, and how I lost her so many years ago. I think about all of us walking our own Green Mile, each in our own time. But one thought, more than any other, keeps me awake most nights....if he could make a mouse live so long, how much longer do I have?

We each owe a death, there are no exceptions, but sometimes, oh God, the Green Mile is so long...
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Old 04-05-2012, 17:46
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But why is it such a sad ending and what was the point of living all those years to just cure a bladder infection?
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Old 04-05-2012, 20:47
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Disappointed that Hanx didn't get an Oscar for his amazing performance .
Indeed. He does the finest 'man finally having a pee' scene in cinema history.
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Old 04-05-2012, 21:02
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Indeed. He does the finest 'man finally having a pee' scene in cinema history.
Who would have thought that they could make a scene like this so emotional.

It could have so easily been comedic but I thought the acting and direction made it one of my favourite dramatic scenes in the movie.
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Old 04-05-2012, 21:08
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But why is it such a sad ending and what was the point of living all those years to just cure a bladder infection?
As I understood it Coffey, though he had been given the gift, really didn't have the knowledge or understanding to control it. He knew he could cure people, but he didn't know how to stop it from going too far.

As for the film, I thought it was a wonderful piece of work. The whole tone of the film was perfect, and I wouldn't say there was a single actor there who gave anything less than a brilliant performance. I find it hard to watch again just because it is so incredibly upsetting.
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Old 04-05-2012, 21:14
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As I understood it Coffey, though he had been given the gift, really didn't have the knowledge or understanding to control it. He knew he could cure people, but he didn't know how to stop it from going too far.

As for the film, I thought it was a wonderful piece of work. The whole tone of the film was perfect, and I wouldn't say there was a single actor there who gave anything less than a brilliant performance. I find it hard to watch again just because it is so incredibly upsetting.
I feel the same. It's a dilemma.

I think that it's a wonderful film but I can only bear to watch it every couple of years.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:49
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I cried a few times in this movie

.... the bit that made me smile warmly though, was John watching Fred and Ginger 'in heaven'

. .. " they is Angels"
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Old 06-05-2012, 14:13
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Who would have thought that they could make a scene like this so emotional.

It could have so easily been comedic but I thought the acting and direction made it one of my favourite dramatic scenes in the movie.
Yeah best scene in the movie and rwhen Percy doesn't wet the sponge.

I wouldv'e laid him out right there and then.They had the patience of a saint!
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