History YMMV / TheGreenMile

11th Aug '17 10:08:49 PM bombadil211
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* HeReallyCanAct: Portraying John Coffey showed the world just how much range Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan was capable of.
10th Jul '17 7:14:40 AM CosmicFerret
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** Gary Sinise is only in one scene, but the [[Film/ForrestGump obvious]] [[Film/{{Apollo13}} connections]] with Tom Hanks put him in the trailer. His cameo was also in reference to being in ''Film/TheStand'', another Creator/StephenKing Adaptation.

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** Gary Sinise Creator/GarySinise is only in one scene, but the [[Film/ForrestGump obvious]] [[Film/{{Apollo13}} connections]] with Tom Hanks put him in the trailer. His cameo was also in reference to being in ''Film/TheStand'', another Creator/StephenKing Adaptation.
30th May '17 3:27:44 AM Darkmage7280
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* AssholeVictim: Delacroix. While his death was indeed gruesome and drawn-out, he did brutally rape and murder a young girl. Further, several other people died in the fire he started in an attempt to cover up his previous crime.
15th Apr '17 2:10:58 PM IlGreven
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** The other guards protectiveness of the inmates, to the point of borderline contempt of anyone wanting to punish them for their crimes. Do they possess so out of a unflappable belief in redemption and forgiveness, or are they desperate men willing to enable murderers just to soften their lonely, miserable jobs? Similarly are the people they ''are'' willing to PayEvilUntoEvil before because they ''don't'' show the same remorse, or simply because they harmed [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality people they cared about]], compared to the anonymous strangers harmed by the inmates they befriend (as observed when Paul's view of Wild Bill alters completely after seeing his actions Coffey's vision).

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** The other guards protectiveness of the inmates, to the point of borderline contempt of anyone wanting to punish them for their crimes. Do they possess so out of a unflappable belief in redemption and forgiveness, or are they desperate men willing to enable murderers just to soften their lonely, miserable jobs? Similarly are the people they ''are'' willing to PayEvilUntoEvil before because they ''don't'' show the same remorse, or simply because they harmed [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality people they cared about]], compared to the anonymous strangers harmed by the inmates they befriend (as observed when Paul's view of Wild Bill alters completely after seeing his actions Coffey's vision). Or perhaps they're treating them softly because if they tried to treat them harshly, they might crack and kill ''them''?
18th Feb '17 4:34:40 AM Psi001
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** The other guards protectiveness of the inmates, to the point of borderline contempt of anyone wanting to punish them for their crimes. Do they possess so out of a unflappable belief in redemption and forgiveness, or are they desperate men willing to enable murderers just to soften their lonely, miserable jobs? Similarly are the people they ''are'' willing to PayEvilUntoEvil before because they ''don't'' show the same remorse, or simply because they harmed [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality people they cared about]], compared to the anonymous strangers harmed by the inmates they befriend (as observed when Paul's view of Wild Bill alters completely after seeing his actions through flashback).

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** The other guards protectiveness of the inmates, to the point of borderline contempt of anyone wanting to punish them for their crimes. Do they possess so out of a unflappable belief in redemption and forgiveness, or are they desperate men willing to enable murderers just to soften their lonely, miserable jobs? Similarly are the people they ''are'' willing to PayEvilUntoEvil before because they ''don't'' show the same remorse, or simply because they harmed [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality people they cared about]], compared to the anonymous strangers harmed by the inmates they befriend (as observed when Paul's view of Wild Bill alters completely after seeing his actions through flashback).Coffey's vision).
18th Feb '17 4:32:39 AM Psi001
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The look of absolute horror on Percy's face after Coffey pushes the "disease" into his mouth, and the tear that rolls down his face just before he shoots Wharton could theoretically indicate that, rather than John forcing him to shoot Wharton, Coffey used the contact to show Percy everything Wharton had done. Percy, a small, sniveling, vicious, cowardly man was so broken by seeing true evil that he not only had to seek immediate retribution on Wharton, but spent the rest of his life catatonic from sorrow at just how evil the real bad guys could be. Look at his face during Del's execution. Can he not watch it because of how gruesome it is, or because he honestly didn't think it would be that bad and was having a "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" moment?

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The look of absolute horror on Percy's face after Coffey pushes the "disease" into his mouth, and the tear that rolls down his face just before he shoots Wharton could theoretically indicate that, rather than John forcing him to shoot Wharton, Coffey used the contact to show Percy everything Wharton had done. Percy, a small, sniveling, vicious, cowardly man was so broken by seeing true evil that he not only had to seek immediate retribution on Wharton, but spent the rest of his life catatonic from sorrow at just how evil the real bad guys could be. Look at his face during Del's execution. Can he not watch it because of how gruesome it is, or because he honestly didn't think it would be that bad and was having a "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" moment?moment?
** The other guards protectiveness of the inmates, to the point of borderline contempt of anyone wanting to punish them for their crimes. Do they possess so out of a unflappable belief in redemption and forgiveness, or are they desperate men willing to enable murderers just to soften their lonely, miserable jobs? Similarly are the people they ''are'' willing to PayEvilUntoEvil before because they ''don't'' show the same remorse, or simply because they harmed [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality people they cared about]], compared to the anonymous strangers harmed by the inmates they befriend (as observed when Paul's view of Wild Bill alters completely after seeing his actions through flashback).
12th Nov '16 6:07:15 PM nombretomado
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* FridgeHorror: If John Coffey's statement, he can feel the ugliness the world over is intended to be taken literally, he can feel [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler something very ugly going on in 1935 Germany]]. To say nothing of [[JosefStalin Stalin]]'s Russia, and the Empire of Japan's conquest of the Pacific and Southeast Asia. Or he just feels it [[HumansAreBastards constantly]].

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* FridgeHorror: If John Coffey's statement, he can feel the ugliness the world over is intended to be taken literally, he can feel [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler something very ugly going on in 1935 Germany]]. To say nothing of [[JosefStalin [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]]'s Russia, and the Empire of Japan's conquest of the Pacific and Southeast Asia. Or he just feels it [[HumansAreBastards constantly]].
8th Nov '16 6:01:41 PM Clown-Face
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* CompleteMonster: William "Wild Bill" Wharton is a PsychopathicManchild awaiting execution at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary for murdering three people in an armed robbery, one of whom was a pregnant woman. When he first appears in the prison he manages to convince the guards he's in a drugged stupor, only to attempt to strangle Dean Stanton to death when his guard was down. Failing in that, Wild Bill contents himself with causing as much mischief as he can before his eventual execution. Eventually it comes to light that Wild Bill's worst known crime was the rape and murder of the two little girls that John Coffey is accused of killing. In order to stop the girls from calling for help, he told them that if one of them screams, [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure it's her sister that he'd kill.]]

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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy William "Wild Bill" Wharton Wharton]] is a PsychopathicManchild awaiting execution at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary for murdering three people in an armed robbery, one of whom was a pregnant woman. When he first appears in the prison he manages to convince the guards he's in a drugged stupor, only to attempt to strangle Dean Stanton to death when his guard was down. Failing in that, Wild Bill contents himself with causing as much mischief as he can before his eventual execution. Eventually it comes to light that Wild Bill's worst known crime was the [[WouldHurtAChild rape and murder of the two little girls girls]] that John Coffey is accused of killing. In order to stop the girls from calling for help, he told them that if one of them screams, [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure it's her sister that he'd kill.]]
5th Jul '16 1:00:38 PM lady_peaseblossom
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** What Wild Bill did to the two girls, physically and emotionally. ("If you make noise, it's your sister I kill, not you.")

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** What Wild Bill did to the two girls, physically and emotionally. ("If you make noise, [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure it's your sister I kill, not you.")]]")
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