Don Shirley’s family dismayed by ‘Green Book’ Oscar wins, calls portrait of pianist false

Don Shirley’s family dismayed by ‘Green Book’ Oscar wins, calls portrait of pianist false

Brian Hayes Currie and Nick Vallelonga, co-writers and manufacturers of picture that is best Oscar winner “Green Book, ” talk about the debate surrounding the film, along with Spike Lee almost walking from the prizes with regards to ended up being announced as most useful photo. (Feb. 25)

It’s hard to bundle history, competition and truth in one single box that is cinematic.

Hollywood claims to have inked this with “Green Book, ” which won three Academy Awards Sunday night, including most useful image.

The tale ended up being on the basis of the relationship between Anthony “Lip” Vallelonga, A italian-american bouncer from the Bronx and famous African-American musician Don Shirley, who Vallelonga in 1962 chauffeured through the Deep Southern.

While he accepted the most readily useful image Oscar, “Green Book” manager Peter Farrelly stated the movie that showcased Mahershala Ali as Shirley and Viggo Mortensen as Vallelonga ended up being about “love” at the same time whenever battle, class and prejudice divided a lot of the nation. Continue reading “Don Shirley’s family dismayed by ‘Green Book’ Oscar wins, calls portrait of pianist false”