In the beginning scene of the movie (older) Paul Edgecomb is walking to the dining room of the old folks home. A musical piece called Charmaine by Mantovani is playing in the halls. This music is also playing in the opening scene of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest at medication time. See more »
The film is set in 1935 but Eduard Delacroix is reading a November 1937 issue of "Weird Tales". See more »
There are no opening credits after the title has been shown, followed by the opening scene for place of film. Although it is now commonplace for films to not have opening credits, in 1999 it was somewhat rather unusually and it was considered for a trademark of director Frank Darabont. See more »
The Green Mile is a masterwork. This is film as art, at it's very best. The depth of the cast is extraordinary, with all of the players delivering excellent performances. There is a clear sense here that all involved in the production knew that this was something special, and gave it their all. See this film if you truly enjoy actors giving everything to their craft. Watch for the countless subtleties of expression, and the great power that the cast creates with silence. This is evident in the opening sequence and remains throughout. Above all, Michael Duncan as John Coffey is exceptional. He brings gripping emotion to a unique, fascinating character.
The Green Mile should bring you joy, laughter, and if you are like most in the theater this night, tears.
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