Hanks is superb
Florence Ricchiazzi of Glendale is an administrative assistant at
Glendale Community College.
Another superb acting job from Tom Hanks, the ‘Boss’ of Cell Block E,
death row, in ‘The Green Mile.’ John Coffey is a new inmate who is as
gentle as he is big. John has strange magical healing powers. He heals
Hanks’ character’s urinary infection, revives a dead mouse and makes a
brain tumor leave a sick women’s body. But there is more to this movie
than John Coffey. It is about death row and the people on it. About the
prison guards who have real feelings and who allow their prisoners to die
with dignity and compassion. The couple of electrocutions shown are very,
very gruesome but all necessary in telling of the story. This three-hour
movie moves very quickly and with one of the best casts ever assembled
for a movie this is a must see.
Faithfully follow the book
Charlie Bauman of Glendale is a janitor at a Glendale printing
“The Green Mile” faithfully shows the vision of Stephen King’s novel
of the same name. I read the book and can say that the movie’s images are
quite similar to those the book conjured up in my head. This is a good
thing, because the book was a great read. King can draw you into a story
like few other writers can. The movie has the same pace and feel of the
book. This can be attributed to superb direction.
Making the director’s job easier was an excellent cast, especially Tom
Hanks as the head guard of death row.