Topics: The Green Mile, Capital punishment, Supernatural, Crime, Death row, Prison / Pages: 2 (567 words) / Published: May 12th, 2014

Task 12.3 Written Film Response
Checkpoint - FRAMEWORK

Paragraph #1
INTRODUCTION to the task. You are responding to a film, explain why.

Thesis: (This is your opinion as to whether or not you recommend the film and why.)
The Green Mile is a drama about capital punishment that’ll have you laughing at times, and crying and times. The all-star cast including Michael Duncan and Tom Hanks make this a film worth watching.

Paragraph #2
INTRODUCTION to the film: Include details of the film including title, director and cast (identify any of their previous films or awards), year of production, brief overview of plot, and clearly identify the key social issues.
The Green Mile is a 1999 American drama film directed by Frank Darabont adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb and Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey with supporting roles by David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, and James Cromwell. The film tells the story of Paul's life as a death row corrections officer during the Great Depression in the United States, and the supernatural events he witnessed. Paragraph #3
Provide a brief description of the film’s genre and explain some of the narrative elements in this film.
The film The Green Mile is a drama based in a flashback of Paul Edgecombs life (Tom Hanks) working on the Green Mile and his struggles of moral decision making.

Paragraph #4 Provide a brief description of the action and events in the selected scene and where this takes place in the film, and link it to the social issue.
John Coffey had seen Paul’s problem with his urinary tract infection and had asked him to come closer. As he came in reach John grabbed Paul’s genitalia and held it, whilst this was happening you could see the pain in Johns face as the lights on the mile started to burst. Once he let go, flies flew out of John’s mouth and

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