What is the green mile about

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what is the green mile about

The Green Mile by Stephen King

When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen Kings THE GREEN MILE was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller lists—simultaneously—and delighted millions of fans the world over.

Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with Old Sparky, Cold Mountains electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But hes never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefes... and yours.
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It tells the story of death row supervisor Paul Edgecombe's encounter with John Coffey, an unusual inmate who displays inexplicable healing and empathetic abilities.
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The Green Mile

The Green Mile is a film based on the novel by Stephen King , directed by Frank Darabont from a screenplay that he wrote. It runs minutes. In a flashback, the elderly Paul Edgecomb Tom Hanks tells his friend Elaine about the summer of when he was a corrections officer in charge of Death Row inmates in Louisiana's Cold Mountain Penitentiary. His domain was called the "Green Mile" because the condemned prisoners walking to their execution are said to be walking "the last mile"; here it is on a stretch of green linoleum to the electric chair. One day, a new inmate arrives, John Coffey , a seven-foot-tall black man convicted of raping and killing two young white girls. Upon being escorted to his cell, he immediately demonstrates "gentle giant" character traits: keeping to himself, fearing darkness, and being moved to tears on occasion.

The Green Mile

Remembered for its long runtime, for launching Michael Clarke Duncan into stardom, and for being one of the few adaptations of his writing that Stephen King actually enjoyed, the film The Green Mile has certainly left its mark on contemporary cinema., Paul Tom Hanks is a nice man, probably nicer than your average Louisiana Death Row guard, and his staff is competent and humane--all except for the loathsome Percy, whose aunt is married to the governor, and who could have any state job he wants, but likes it here because "he wants to see one cook up close. He is a gigantic black man, framed by the low-angle camera to loom over the guards and duck under doorways.

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