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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. The 1 New York Times bestselling dramatic serial novel and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film of the same name starring Tom Hanks, the "literary event" Entertainment Weekly of The Green Mile is now available in its entirety. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile.
This is Stephen King's most irresistible journey ever. Cold Mountain Penitentiary has been home to many troubled souls. E Block, where the electric chair waits for those who must pay the ultimate price, has been home to the most troubled of all. And here, not all the evil is behind bars. Sometimes it carries a gun and wears a badge. Cold Mountain is a place of the damned, but it can also be a place where salvation comes from the most unlikely source.
Nothing you have read can prepare you for Stephen King's boldest experiment in terror, a multi-part serial novel that begins on Death Row and burrows inward to the most horrific secrets of the human heart. Welcome back to E Block, the deadliest place this side of the electric chair, where assaults are a daily grind and miracles are about to happen.
Paul Edgecombe has become increasingly curious about John Coffey, the brutal killer of two girls. But Coffey is about to reveal something extraordinary, and life on the Green Mile may never be the same again.
Nothing you have read can prepare you for Stephen King's boldest exercise in terror, a multi-part serial novel that begins on Death Row and burrows inward to the most horrific secrets of the heart. Put yourself in Stephen King's hands, and feel the grip get tighter and tighter.
Time has run out for one of the inmates at Cold Mountain penitentiary. I'd sent the letter in late September and I left New York a few days later for the Frankfurt Book Fair, the most important and largest publishing convent ion held annually in Frankfurt, Germany.
The fair is probably the busiest time for an agent. Appointments run at half-hour intervals from the early morning well into the night, and I was just about to turn in after the first of these exhausting days, when I noticed a message under my hotel room door saying that Stephen King had called and would like to hear from me as soon as possible. It was very unusual for Steve to call me at Frankfurt. He knew how hectic those days could get. I returned the call at once and it turned out that Steve was interested in doing a serial novel.
In fact, he was very excited about the idea and he thought he had a story in mind that might work. But he wanted a better notion of how we saw the logistics.
So what would this serial look like? I figured that publishing over the course of a year or more would be drawing it out, but a shorter period with monthly installments could work very well. I thought this could happen sometime in ' Malcolm was also at the fair and we spoke at length the next evening. We thought six to eight installments would be feasible and we thought they should run between 15, to 20, words each.
I called Steve later that night and we discussed our strategy. Steve didn't want to run it for eight months and he was leaning toward four but I still thought that we needed more time to build momentum. Six made sense to both of us. He also thought that since the idea had been proposed by Malcolm, we would allow it to be published in the United Kingdom only and we would give Malcolm's company the exclusive shot at British rights.
Steve started writing and I discussed the rights situation with Malcolm. Of course, Malcolm was delighted with the prospect of publishing this project. We left Frankfurt full of anticipation of what might develop in the next few weeks. I returned to New York and awaited Malcolm's offer for what certainly seemed like the prize of his career. In the meantime Steve's enthusiasm heightened. He called and said that he thought the project was becoming too important to confine to the United Kingdom, so he asked me to offer the book to Signet for U.
As an agent who built my company on the sale of international rights, I suggested to Steve that we seriously consider making the release of The Green Mile an international publishing event and offering the project to all of his major publishers throughout the world. He was not opposed to this idea. Suddenly the scope of the experiment widened and I knew I was sitting on a unique opportunity. Days passed and I wondered why I hadn't heard from Malcolm. HarperCollinsUK, where Malcolm now worked, had never published King, and Malcolm would be delivering Steve's new book in this groundbreaking format.
Unfortunately, corporate politicos were playing their hands and things would not turn out well for Malcolm. He finally called me on a Friday evening in late October ' He explained there would be no offer for The Green Mile.
HarperCollins would not participate.
Malcolm was devastated. It was possible that this would kill the project. After all, if it was such a great idea, why wouldn't Malcolm's company offer on it? I was afraid that if Steve had any doubts whatsoever, this decision would confirm and magnify them. But one of the reasons why Steve and I have worked so well together for so long is that parts of us are still boys who want to have fun despite what the "grown-ups" say.
We were going to do it! We had something special and we knew it. With HarperCollins no longer in play, it made sense to reverse the deal and start with Steve's U. The Penguin people were in a tizzy. They knew that HarperCollins had gotten a shot at this even before they were aware of it.
It was the only time Stephen King had allowed that to happen during his more than fifteen-year exclusive relationship with Signet. As anxious as they were to make a deal, they didn't have a clue as to what they were downloading.
We had already established that there would be no hardcover. The novel was not only unfinished, but it would be published as it was being written. It was difficult for them to assess the value of this project.
I made it as simple as possible so in the event of a failure, we could all pull back the rights and lick our wounds. We accepted less than the usual advance Penguin paid for a King novel, but we retained more than the usual rights; we exercised control in many areas normally reserved by the publisher; and we licensed them the rights only for a short period of time.
This would be an experiment in publishing and I wanted to protect my client as well as I could. The negotiation was done, the contract drafted and the deal closed in two weeks. Publishing deals can take months to negotiate.
From my first discussion with Steve during the book fair to the execution of the contract, four weeks had passed. It was early November. As a result he never executed a person again The Green Mile. Executions 3. Arlen Bitterbuck The first execution the viewer gets to see is the execution of Arlen Bitterbuck.
He is a Washita Cherokee, sentenced to death by electric chair. In the first scene of the execution Bitterbuck sits in his cell and speaks to Edgecomb about the best time of his life while he gets the top of his head shaved. Close-up shots show the faces so the viewer can see that Bitterbuck is sad but calm when he speaks.
Edgecomb listens quietly and melancholic music underlines the touching moment. An inserted scene reveals how witnesses sit down in the execution chamber to attend the execution. Back at the cell, Brutus Howell David Morse appears and checks his pocket watch. The music stops with the next scene which shows the execution chamber where Bitterbuck is already strapped on the chair.
He gets the cap strapped on and the electrodes installed.
Howell stands before Bitterbuck and pronounces that an electric current will pass through his body until he is dead. He has a look to the watch and has to wait for about ten seconds until he can give the signal to turn on the generator.
Many close-up shots of faces illustrate the tension, pressure and sadness of Edgecomb, Howell and Bitterbuck. The chair and Bitterbuck appear to be huge and the viewer can see that something bad is going to happen. The extreme close- up shot and ticking sound of the watch and the nervous deep breaths Bitterbuck takes, emphasises the tensions, fears and nervousness in the room ibid. After the time is over the power turns on and Bitterbuck cramps and rears his head back to the backrest.
In addition, a squeaking and hissing sound can be heard.
During the execution the camera shows some faces of witnesses and how some of them look down. After about twenty seconds the generator gets turned off again and Bitterbuck leans forward unconsciously.
The doctor goes towards the chair and checks for a heartbeat but shakes his head. The generator gets turned on again to finalise his death. The scene ends after about five seconds ibid. Altogether, continuous editing and medium shots give the viewer the feeling of a relatively quiet and common execution. Eduard Delacroix The second execution is the electrocution of Eduard Delacroix who is a cajun arsonist and murderer.