Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Stephen King Month: The Green Mile (1999)
"magical Negro" storytelling trope, and Duncan gives him this exaggerated childlike manner that's just incredibly grating. King tends to rely on these kinds of characters (both magical Negroes and saintly mentally handicapped people) far too often, and Darabont plays up all the most annoying aspects of the character without giving him any depth.
How far to Castle Rock: Sadly no glimpses of what was going on there during the Depression; the movie sticks to Louisiana.