Scene of the Week: The Green Mile

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    sputnik 5 years ago

    Thanks to @ritz for the first scene. He had asked me to post this scene on September 3rd which was Michael Clarke Duncan’s death anniversary but I was busy and forgot about it.

  2. Anjanpur685Miles 5 years ago

    Thanks Sputnik.

    I think one of the best movie characters I liked is of John Coffee, and Mr. Duncan’s performance was one of the greatest ever. He looks so vulnerable , through his eyes and voice..even if he is a Huge and well built man who looks menancing on the outset.

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      sputnik 5 years ago

      Yeah he was excellent in the way he brought vulnerability to his character despite him being huge and well built.

  3. Anjanpur685Miles 5 years ago

    I am against capital punishment. And When Kasab was hanged without granting his last wish (or for that matter Saddam Hussain and so on and on and on..) I felt very bad. I mean yes, Kasab was a teenaged boy who was influenced by some terrorism forces and did a heinous crime.

    Agreed!

    But capital punishment?

    And more cruel than that is – not even bothering to ask his last wish/not willing to agree to it. This is not done IMO.

    They did finish these people under political pressure and without a prior notice / information.

    Btw , 4th scene from top is also my most fav!

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      sputnik 5 years ago

      Yeah Tom Hanks dialogues were very good in that scene and he acted very well as always.

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      sputnik 5 years ago

      @ritz,

      Have you watched Dead Man Walking? Since you are against Capital punishment you might like it.

      Had re-watched the movie recently and commented on it. Here is my comment.

      “Dead Man Walking Scheduled to be put to death for brutally slaying two teens, Matthew seeks the aid of an activist nun who becomes his spiritual adviser.

      Had watched this movie back in the late 90s on Star Movies. Did not remember much so was wanting to re-watch it since a long time.

      Good movie but its slow paced though. The movie while actually being against death penalty tries to cover all sides of the death penalty – the criminal’s as well as the victim’s families.

      Sean Penn was excellent as the prisoner on death row and was deservedly nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. Susan Sarandon won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role but did not like her acting that much. It felt like she was acting or being fake at places. Raymond J. Barry and Robert Prosky were good.

      Tim Robbins was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director and the title track “Dead Man Walkin’” by Bruce Springsteen was nominated for Best Song. Like the Face of Love by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Eddie Vedder more and have posted the song as Song of the Day.”

      http://tanqeed.com/movies-you-watched-this-month-july-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-142008

      • Anjanpur685Miles 5 years ago

        I havent watched it. Thanks for the recco. I will watch it soon.

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