The Twin Geeks 128: The Green Mile (1999)

Stephen King and Frank Darabont’s second prison-set adaptation captures the same sense of literary and cinematic symbiosis that its more famous predecessor is most lauded for. Though The Shawshank Redemption (1994) reigns supreme amongst King adaptations, The Green Mile is perhaps an even more compelling reverse side of that same coin, aligning its perspective with the prison guards instead of the inmates this time. An all-star cast lead by Tom Hanks and featuring the likes of Michael Clarke Duncan, Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Rockwell, David Morse, James Cromwell, and numerous others, realize King’s compelling conclave of dynamic characters for the screen, bringing to life the dramatic and engrossing story of these several prison guards and their relationships to the doomed men on death row. We bring a host of green-themed films this week, with coverage on David Lowery’s recently acclaimed The Green Knight as well as a brief rundown on the history of the color green in the movies. All of this and more from your independent resource on classic and contemporary cinema.

0:00 A celebration of Green in the movies
7:48 The Green Knight
18:34 The Green Mile

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