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OT: I just watched the Green Mile


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Yep. "The Green Mile" is an amazing movie, as well as a great book. Most Stephen King film adaptations are mediocre at best, but the "The Green Mile" is tops. The only other worthy adaptation of King's work is "The Shawshank Redemption" in my opinion.

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Yep. "The Green Mile" is an amazing movie, as well as a great book. Most Stephen King film adaptations are mediocre at best, but the "The Green Mile" is tops. The only other worthy adaptation of King's work is "The Shawshank Redemption" in my opinion.

 

 

You obviously have not seen a little masterpiece called "Maximum Overdrive". It contains some of the most insightful dialogue ever committed to film. To wit:

 

"I don't give a ladybug, I want you in here, now!"

"Honey! Come on over here, sugarbuns! This machine just called me an asshole."

"You boys is just as crazy as a couple of rats in a plugged-up {censored}house!"

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Yes, I own and love the Green Mile. I watched the movie several times before finding the complete novel in a bookstore while at the studio. I thought they did a really good job changing things over to make it into a movie. I usually watch it at least a couple times a month and read it every couple months.

 

Stand By Me is probably my second favorite movie of all time. I'm not sure why, but it's one of the few movies I could watch back to back and not get bored with.

 

Shawshank Redemption doesn't even need to be talked about. It is an unbelievably good movie.

 

I am both REALLY excited and really worried about The Mist coming out as a movie soon. The Mist is probably my favorite Stephen King short story... probably because it is very Lovecraftian, and I REALLY hope they don't mess it up. It is a short enough story that they shouldn't have to cut anything out, but that doesn't mean they wont completely butcher it. The good news is that I believe it is going to be directed by the same guy who did the Shawshank Redemption... which means it could turn out to be a perfect visual representation of what I see when I read the book.

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Isn't it widely accepted that "The Green Mile" is the only movie that a guy can watch and have a single tear fill his eye without looking gay? Of course the tear can't run and you definately can't wipe it away or you're flamin. At least that's what I heard somewhere.:idk:

 

I cried like a baby during "Homeward Bound" when "Shadow" fell in the well near the end... but of course I was only like 10 and was getting my first tattoo over the stab wound i'd received earlier while playing dice on the street corner.

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