FILMS OF THE WEEK

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The Green Mile Sun­day, TV3, 9pm Based on a non- hor­ror story by Stephen King, this mov­ing su­per­nat­u­ral drama stars Tom Hanks as Paul Edge­combe, a brow- beaten prison guard whose life is about to be changed by the gi­ant John Cof­fey ( Michael Clarke Dun­can, ABOVE with Hanks) who, de­spite his con­vic­tion as a child killer, ap­pears to be a gen­tle soul. Cof­fey also dis­plays mirac­u­lous heal­ing pow­ers, and as Edge­combe and his col­leagues get to know him, they re­alise he could never com­mit a crime and fight to clear his name. David Morse, James Cromwell and Sam Rock­well also star. Break­fast at Tif­fany’s Tues­day, Sky Movies Clas­sics, 6pm They just don’t make them like this any­more. Au­drey Hep­burn ( BE­LOW) is at her ra­di­ant best in this muchloved adap­ta­tion of Tru­man Capote’s novella. She plays Holly Go­lightly ( a role orig­i­nally in­tended for, be­lieve it or not, Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe), a seem­ingly happy, freespir­ited young woman whose un­usual life­style at­tracts the at­ten­tions of an as­pir­ing writer ( Ge­orge Pep­pard) liv­ing in her apart­ment block. How­ever, as he gets to know her bet­ter, Holly’s mask be­gins to slip and he re­alises that her chirpi­ness is a façade hid­ing a colour­ful and not al­to­gether cheer­ful past. Mickey Rooney strikes the only sour note in a very non- PC per­for­mance as Holly’s an­gry Ja­panese neigh­bour. The Bourne Supremacy Fri­day, RTÉ2, 9.30pm The sec­ond film in the Bourne fran­chise in­spired by Robert Lud­lum’s nov­els once again stars Matt Da­mon as the am­ne­siac as­sas­sin. This time, his ef­forts to live a quiet life are ruined when he’s wrongly ac­cused of wreck­ing a dis­as­trous CIA op­er­a­tion and must fight to clear his name – and save his own life.

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