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He’s the guy you don’t want to mess with. But as coarse and maybe as violent as he seems at first, he proves to be a man of his word who’s essentially decent. He’s a natural gentleman, and he did what he had to do to make some money, whether as a bouncer at nightclubs, driving a garbage truck or playing cards.
Dr. Don Shirley
Shirley, who made his professional concert debut at age 18 playing Tchaikovsky with the Boston Pops, was discouraged from pursuing a career in classical music by record executives who told him to focus on popular music because white audiences would not accept a Black man playing classical music.
Dolores has to be stable, strong and resilient enough that she can hold the family, the household and their marriage together when a stroke of bad financial luck forces Tony to have to go on the road for two months.
Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali and Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
- Aspect Ratio : 2:1
- Language : English
- Product dimensions : 1.78 x 19.05 x 13.72 cm; 53.86 Grams
- Item Model Number : CDD-88
- Media Format : NTSC
- Release date : 12 March 2019
- Actors : GREEN BOOK
- Subtitles: : French, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : UNIVERSAL
- ASIN : B07KBTKCFZ
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 33,752 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Very nice, colorful transfer. The "on the road" outdoor scenes were exceptionally crisp along with the shine and chrome of the cars.
The Dolby Atmos soundtrack was very adequate, especially good during the musical sequences. I haven't watched the accompanying Blu Ray, so can't comment on it.
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It could of course have been made darker (a la Mississippi Burning or In the heat of the night) but it made a significant point nonetheless.
**Slight spoiler alert** There were, however, a few irritatingly over sweet moments - not least 'getting home for Christmas' (where every cliché seemed to have been employed - a bit cloying to say the least) and the north USA cop pulling them over on the way home, only to be helpful and respectful (in stark contracts to their experience with various southern cops). But that apart we found it a warming and enjoyable film.
That it was a double winning Oscar is, however, something of a surprise - but that's academy awards for you. All in all, a very watchable and likeable film that can be viewed more than once.
Prompted me to research, wanting to learn more.
I found it heart breaking and so bizarre that people are not taken as individual people, but utterly and totally assumed to be a “certain sort”, just because they sound different, look different, skin colour being the main assumption of “undesirable”.
This story is relevant in every way in 2020, and into the future.
This film should be used as a tool in schools, universities, debated.
Children and young people involved in role play in schools.
All politicians are invited to watch this film and debate.
Education, talent, employment, ethics, integrity, all are required by every human being.
Leaders in every country of the world must be in their leadership role only because they will always work for the benefit, acting always in the best interests of every human being on planet earth.
The glaringly obvious irony.
I thank the real life people depicted by the actors for allowing their story to be told.
It raised my own self awareness, and gave me insight....as Elvis sings about judging others.....”walk a while in my shoes”.
Story of an outstanding classical piano player (who happens to be black) who takes on a Southern USA tour, where racial prejudice was dreadful and segregated washrooms, hotels, etc. He hires a white, Italian guy as his driver, who ends up being his bodyguard and safeguards in some awful situations. There is a lot of good humour, but the start is very slow....please stay with it.
I can remember going to an American base in the 60's where black and white segregation happened but we mixed with all, with no problems seen. I loved Motown music and had many black friends from those times, one of which kindly paid for taxis each week for us to get home. Wonderful guy!