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Green Book (Bilingual)
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- Aspect Ratio : 2:1
- Language : English, French
- Parcel Dimensions : 19.2 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm; 70 Grams
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
- Manufacturer reference : Qsweet
- Director : Peter Farrelly
- Media Format : NTSC, Subtitled
- Run time : 2 hours and 10 minutes
- Release date : March 12 2019
- Actors : Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali
- Subtitles: : French
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B07KMV3TND
- Country of origin : Canada
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,278 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
- Customer Reviews:
When Tony Lip (Academy Award ® nominee, Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Academy Award ® winner, Mahershala 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.
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Meet the Characters
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.
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Pouvez-vous soit me le rembouser, soit l'échanger et ce, gratuitement.
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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.
The story follows a classically trained pianist Don Shirle who tours the mid west and the southern states of America accompanied by his driver and the rest of his band, (in their own car.) The story builds slowly as they tour different venues until they arrive in the southern states and things start to become more dangerous for people of non white origin. Hence the name Green Book, a guide to where it was and wasn't safe for non white people to go. As if you should need such a thing but as this film implies it was absolutely necessary during this era and probably still is in certain places even in today's World. I have to admit I love road films from Thelma and Louise to Little Miss Sunshine and many others. This I have to say is now my favourite of that genre now.
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”.