The Green Mile
Frank Darabont (writer-director-producer) in 1999, returned to the director’s chair for the first time in five years. Darabont, who not only directed Shawshank Redemption, but adapted it from a Stephen King story, followed the exact same path with The Green Mile. The film was released by Warner Bros. Pictures, and Produced by Castle Rock Entertainment, Darkwoods Productions, and Warner Bros. David Valdes is the producer, David Tattersall, B.S.C. is the director of photography, Terence Marsh is the production designer, and Richard Francis-Bruce is the film editor.
Thomas Newman is the composer of The Green Mile, who has had the distinct honor of collecting his first two Academy Award nominations for Best Dramatic Score in the same year. He competed against himself as the only double nominee in 1994 for both The Shawshank Redemption and Gillian Armstrong’s Little Women. He received a third Oscar nod for his work on Diane Keaton’s “Unstrung Heroes,” and also earned Grammy nominations for “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Unstrung Heroes.”
Born in Los Angeles, Newman is a member of one of Hollywood’s most esteemed musical families. His father, film composer Alfred Newman (All About Eve, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), won nine Academy Awards (out of 45 nominations). His uncles are renowned film-score artists Emil and Lionel Newman (Oscar-winner for Hello, Dolly!). His cousin, also a multi-Oscar nominee, is singer-songwriter Randy Newman (The Natural), and brother David is also a busy film composer (The War of the Roses).
Newman studied composition at USC with professor Frederick Lesemann and noted film composer David Raksin. He later completed his academic work at Yale University under the tutelage of Jacob Druckman, Bruce MacCombie and Robert Moore. Newman, who composed his first film score at age 29, counts among his most recent film credits American Beauty, Meet Joe Black, The Horse Whisperer, Oscar and Lucinda, Mad City, American Buffalo, Red Corner and Up Close and Personal.
The Green Mile is one of Stephen King’s best works, which all take place in prisons. The film's title refers to the pristine green floors of Cold Mountain Penitentiary, a Deep South, Depression-era prison. The film stars Tom Hanks as prison warder Paul Edgcomb, in charge of the death row (nicknamed “the green mile”) at a southern penitentiary i...
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...t Give You Anything But Love (written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields,
performed by Billie Holliday) (3:27)
 That’s The Deal (1:37)
 L’Homme Mauvais (2:21)
 An Offense to the Heart (1:08)
 Morphine & Cola (2:56)
 Night Journey (2:12)
 Danger of Hell (2;27)
 Done Tom Turkey (1:00)
 Did You Ever See A Dream Walking (written by Harry Reed and Mack Gordon,
performed by Gene Austin) (2:52)
 Trapingus Parish (0:51)
 Boogeyman (3:26)
 Shine My Knob (0:54)
 Briar Ridge (0:42)
 Coffey on the Mile (5:12)
 Punishment (1:52)
 Charmaine (written by Lew Pollack and Erno Rapee, performed by Guy Lombardo and
his Royal Canadians) (2:25)
 Now Long Gone (1:08)
 No Exceptions (0:57)
 Green Mile (3:38)
The music, which was composed and conducted by Thomas Newman also includes orchestrations by Thomas Pasatieri. Featured musical soloists include George Doering, Michael Fisher, Rick Cox, Sid Paige, Steve Kujala, Jon Clarke, George Budd, and Bill Bernstein.
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