Green Book – my review

I finally saw Green Book. A great and important film.

In 2019 we’re still talking about racism in the American south.

First, one of the lead characters — Don Shirley — died April 6, 2013. His family was not consulted during the filming of Green Book. And they are quite upset that it’s not accurate.

So consider the movie fiction.

Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley’s driver and bodyguard. …

Green Book received numerous accolades and nominations, and at the 91st Academy Awards, it won Oscars for Best PictureBest Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Ali. …

… a total worldwide gross of $322.7 million, against a production budget of $23 million.

The title of the film is from The Negro Motorist Green-Book which was published yearly between 1936 and 1966.

It also catalogued the “sundown towns” which black people had to leave at sundown.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on YouTube.

 

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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