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"don shirley" Discussed on NutriMedical Report
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"don shirley" Discussed on Black Men Can't Jump
"What the what the scene is already know what the explained to all I have to do is say green book the restaurant, and you know, what happens? Yeah. Okay. Here we go. Can. Right way. Those of you heard this for the first time, welcome. We are a film review podcast. We've you films of leading black actors, and we talk about them in the context of race and diversity in Hollywood today. We are reviewing the film green book, the best picture winner of the twenty eighteen film year, just won best picture this February twenty nineteen. Uninterrupted setup you've ever. This screen where so man. To say that whole now, I know some people go, wait. But wait isn't Vigo Mortenson the lead in that movie? And the answer is yes, he is. He definitely is. But behind what an Oscar. So my Herschel won an Oscar and the film deals with race. And people are like my Herschel kind of elite people have said that people say what hers elite what of this here people. They're like, he's a co lead of this movie can see the re hold on the reason that I'm still watching the movie right now is because the link that I was watching kept stopping every two minutes. But I spent a good hour watching the movie where I didn't see my Hershel. I'll lead. That our. But yeah, I took an hour for me to see my hurt. Then when he shows up he's in a two minute scene. And then we don't see him for like two another. Well, we had to get that at pivotal scene of him. Eating twenty-six hotdogs. Okay. Real quick real quick. What is this? This is called green book. It was. Directed by Peter fairly is that right Farley. How do you say? Fairly fairly fairly. I don't give a fuck. Dumber as Farley Farley brothers. I thought it was fair. Really, really? I think as far less list decide to not give a fuck unless you say. Pharrell narrowly, but I do know how to pronounce Villalonga. So. Yeah. So this film has a little bit of controversy as we've talked about on recent episodes. Maybe you haven't heard, but you know, the movie wasn't it wasn't given the not permission. But like the didn't get degrees. The graces the people didn't approve the family members, the surviving family members of Dr Don Shirley, did not approve of this film. They said they weren't consulted. They also claim that he Dr Shirley didn't want this movie to be made. Now, the person who did make the film or who co wrote the film is the son of Tony lip who's the character? Now. Of course, he has differing opinion, though, he he's apologized to the family members..
"don shirley" Discussed on KCRW
"The second. Green book pianist is Marsha Ali. Who portrays Don, Shirley in the film? He plays, Shirley. But not the piano. That music is being made by the movies third pianist Chris Bowers. He does all the playing in the film. So we just play. We're sitting at the Yamaha in Hollywood hills apartment. He is recreating the music. Don, Shirley, played just as Don, Shirley, a virtuoso played it, but on screen, you'd swear Mahershala did the plane the actors tempo is perfect his fingers hit the right keys quiz says director Peter fairly insisted there'd be no edits. The first time. You see Elliot the piano, the camera starts on his hands and slowly pans out to see his full body as he plays. How did they do that Chris will tell in a second? But first an amazing factoid before green book had you ever heard of Don, Shirley, I never heard of him to play Shirley's playing Chris immersed himself in Shirley's recordings that made him nervous. I was pretty scared actually was I listened to. Because of how intricate it was difficult. It was down Shirley played jazz. As if it were classical music played it as a fine, art. There was no sheet music. Chris was no slouch at the piano, he trained at Juilliard. So he could transcribe Shirley's performances and then go over and over them listening to five seconds at a time learning as he listened. How hard was it for you to play because he was virtual Hosa? Yeah. It was pretty difficult. I was pretty nervous almost broke down a few times is questioning whether or not I was going to be able to get it done. And I was just practicing eight nine hours a day. Why didn't they simply lip sync finger sink to the original, Don, Shirley LP? Those original recordings just have a lower quality to them. So there are a little muddier. You would immediately recognize that this must be an old recording that we're listening to this. We want to rerecord them. So that you can just feel live. Which means Chris had to teach actor Mahershala Ali to actually appear to be playing Chris began with the basics. Our.
'Green Book' suffers from Hollywood's Common 'Magical Negro' Problem
"I know we talked about green book Schorr did. But the Oscars are this Sunday. And this will be might win best picture Lord. No Roma please let Roma win. I think we have to talk about it. Because there's one scene that I cannot get out of my mind. Okay. Which one so it's the scene were Tony Villalonga. Who is the Italian American guy from the Bronx who's been hired to drive. Don, Shirley, this black musician, two gigs. Okay. So it's a scene where Tony saves dawn from a bunch of unruly racist at a bar. I mean, I can imagine. What bothered you about that? But why bother you? This scene is meant to teach the audience that the guys that are beating up Don are the real racists. And Tony is kind of like a milk toast racist. He's not that bad of a racist. He's only ever called Don a couple of names behind his back and kind to face and the whole movie up into this point has given you the impression that Tony doesn't like black people. But the moment the movie takes you into the scene in the bar. You understand actually these are the real racist because they're capable of physical violence against someone just because they're black and Tony he's not really a bad guy after all a little bit of needing. He needs a little bit of coaxing. But you know, what he's actually on the right side of things, and you can bring him back over to the right side to the good side of history. And it's inferior eating it's infuriating Wesley. The idea that racism is only bad if it escalates into physical violence, and that's the tiny little microaggressions things that dehumanize. Is and demoralize and stereotype aren't actually really bad types of racism after all, so maybe they get a pass. Right. It feels like a very sanitize seen about racial mix that's designed specifically to make audiences fill better about themselves, and is amazing that you're bringing this up on the weekend of the Academy Awards. Yes. These same Academy Awards in which green book is nominated for five Oscars and is likely to win two or three including picture. Yeah. And you know, it's in company with movies like star is born in the favorite and vice about Dick Cheney, and of course, black klansman and Black Panther, right? Boy, if green book does win it'll be a really good company with the best picture winners of the last thirty years specifically when it comes to films about race, right? I just think America is obsessed with this sort of racial healing fantasy where there is a work that like being near. A black person can do to rehabilitate prejudice people and all that rubbing up against yelling at friction tension touching. Hugging. Driving will bring him to the light. Right. It's its own trope. Yeah. Right. What other films in the past have done this? What are you thinking about? I don't know. I mean, if we're just staying in the in the thirty year window, something like Forrest Gump. Ninety four win best picture ninety five the story of the very simple man name. Forrest Gump mom, always said life was lack of box chocolates sits on a bench and start just talking to anybody who sits down next to him about his his life. Never know what you're going to get. He winds up befriending. This other guy named Bubba Goodall. Bubba good day. You can catch pounds. Shrimp. Shrimp is the fruit of deceit. You can vote ball broad bike it so both have the same IQ. But the point is that force is the person on the journey and a person like Bubba is another step along the way. So one of which puts them on campus when George Wallace's denouncing the integration of university of Alabama. Right. And part of that sequence when Vivian Malone was one of the new black students drops her notebook on the way inside the school, the visual effects, people make it. So that forced picks up the notebook enhance it to Vivian. And it's just weird to me. Like, you realize like that like the movies about forest, not Vivian who? I would say has a much more interesting American story to tell. I country is all about and it isn't the forest gets made a better person because of black people. But it is the forest gets to look scans or not even see a lot of the problems in this country, all of which are shoulder by Jenny who played by Robin rate who is near some Black Panthers who do nothing when she's beaten up by her white piece boyfriend, the racial politics. This movie are crazy anyway, all the politics in this movie to be fair are crazy, but they all sort of benefit for his Gump the fantasy here, of course, if you're good enough and simple enough, America's racial problems can be hailed give this movie a best picture Oscar. Okay. I mean, what else crash best picture winner a two thousand six Lord. A movie. So frightening. The Geno worth refuses to watch it facts facts, only, basically, it's one of these race and racism are driving. Everybody in Los Angeles out of their minds, the Persians the Mexicans the white people the black people, but the thing that really takes me out. His you have all of these different people of different races all being nasty to each other because of race, but guess who the redeemed characters are in this movie. Oh my God. I don't even want to know, Sandra. Bullock, of course, like the second biggest racist in the movie, she gets carjacked, by ludicrous and Lorenzo Tate. Maybe I'm Alexis really tough. My think it'd be best. If you just went upstairs random, wait for them to break in. I just had a gun pointed in my favorite lower. Your voice was my fault. Because I knew it was going to happen. But the white person's he's two black men walking towards her. And she turns and walks in the other direction. She's a racist. Right. Well, I. Got scared, and I didn't say anything attend seconds later. I had a gun in my face. Now. I am telling you you're a Migo in. There is going to sell are key to one of his homes and miss time. It'd be really fucking great. If you acted like you actually gave us shit. And then what happens? She falls down the steps on a lot of pain killers or something. And decides at her Mexican-made Maria is her new best friend. I assume area wants to go home. But you know, we don't know 'cause movies out about Maria. It's about Sandra Bullock, but the real star that movie is Matt Dillon racists cop. Matt Dillon feels up Tandy Newton at a traffic doesn't like black people, but certainly put his hands all over a black woman. So she gets into a horrible car crash cars on fire cast who comes in to save the day. Hear me permissible be your. To get an extinguisher. Good that fire. Best supporting actor nomination for that gentleman. Okay. I'll get you out not Dylan approves he's not a racist because he's capable of saving some black person's life. Even after he's violated it and then driving miss daisy. Of this sort of problem. And it wins. Best picture nineteen ninety came out in eighty nine huge hit. Yeah. Better movie than you think. Actually, because I think it understands the thing that you and I are talking about right? There is something inherently impossible about black people and white people being friends at least, according to the way, the country is set up to like have both those friends be equal in the friendship. So it is a story of this old Jewish woman. Daisy were them. Sorry. This old named daisy were than related I hope. hope Not. not. Our son bully hires Hoke Morgan Freeman to drive her. And home nowhere else.
"don shirley" Discussed on KCRW
"News. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm David Greene this morning. We are remembering the Bramble K Melamed. This is a tiny island rodent that the Australian government has formally acknowledged as extinct this extinction is being called the first known demise of a mammal due to climate change. Tim Beshara is the federal policy director of the wilderness society. Australian he says the little rodent resembled an ordinary rat. But if you look very closely it's tile would have what appear to be scales on it. This animal lived on a low lying island of twelve acres, and it was left vulnerable to rising sea levels from climate change, Melissa price. Australia's environment minister said the species had not been seen since two thousand nine bizarre says the extinction shows that estrellas government didn't take climate change seriously enough. Visit a lot of sadness in terms of. Why didn't we do something? He's said stralia could learn something from the United States a country that he argues does a better job trying to protect endangered species. The film. Green book is up for a best picture Oscar on Sunday. It's the story of how Don Shirley, a black concert pianist went on tour in the segregated American South driven by a white bodyguard. The movie has been controversial Shirley's family complained of misrepresentation and some have dismissed the film as yet another story about a black character as told through a white lens NPR special correspondent, Susan Steinberg reports on one element of the film that is undisputed the incredible piano playing. She explains how it's done. There are three pianists involved in making the movies music. The first is done, Shirley who was popular in the nineteen fifties and sixties in person and unviable. He's making the symphony out of Irving Berlin song blue skies. The second green book is Mahershala Ali who portrays Don, Shirley in the film. He plays, Shirley. But not the piano. That music is being made by the movies third pianist Chris Bowers. He does all the playing in the film. So we just play. We're sitting at the Yamaha in Chris's Hollywood hills apartment. He is recreating the music. Don, Shirley, played just as Don surely a virtuoso played it, but screen, you'd swear Marshall it did the plane the actors tempo is perfect his fingers hit the right keys. Chris says director Peter fairly insisted there'd be no edits. The first time. You see Elliot the piano, the cameras starts on his hands and slowly pans out. Just see his full body as he plays. How did they do that? Chris will tell in a second. But first and amazing factoid before green book had you ever heard of Don, Shirley, I never heard of to play your playing Chris immersed himself in Shirley's recordings that made him nervous..
"don shirley" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Because there's a chance he might have this whole Richard Dreyfuss second Jon Voight type of he's he had higher peaks and those two guys. But Dreyfus, maybe they're about that, even but there's a chance he's going to enter this whole awesome character actor stage. Yeah. I mean, that's more or less what he's been doing the last five or ten years. He's been taking smaller parts supporting parts, he still a good actor like he's good in Boya race. That's a it's a tough Rowley plays a minister whose son is gay, and he doesn't accept his son. And you know, it's a very specific issue oriented movie, but he gives a good performance. He was always a good actor his performance in the insiders one of my favorites. That's an awesome underrated movie that you never suggest for the rewatch Ables because it's the only Michael movie that you don't like for some reason. I don't know I need to watch it again. I wanna do proof alive. Chris Ryan that's going to be a twenty for them one for us. I don't approve who. Enough credible ending. Yeah. Russo. Great heat check for Caruso. Let's talk quickly about the three biggest plots subplots headed into the Oscars as we start getting coast, you're covering all the stuff on the big picture. Yeah. You're doing the Oscars race. You're right about on the website a bunch of people read about the website, actually, usually right around. Now is when movies start getting undermined, but it seems like this is already happened with the green book. Yeah. Green book, you know. Yeah. So it's kind of the green book it's green book 'cause you just you hit that age where you start putting done front of every title. Now grandmother does that that comes along. You just you cross that grandpa tell how about that the Greenbaum love love the green book, so green book already is going through the backlash, and it even got brought up at the Golden Globes after they won stuff. Yeah. Complicated story. I I'm reluctant to kind of rehash the whole thing, but they the super cliffnote just very quick. It's a story about a black musician named Don, Shirley and a man named Tony Valla Longa who became his chauffeur. And driver in the sixties, they became friends and colleagues and is based on a true story. Peter fairly who people know from there's something about Mary and kingpin a bunch of comedies from the nineties directed this movie. It's based on a true story. The Shirley family has come forward and said some of the things in this movie or not true. Specifically the Don Shirley didn't have a relationship to his family. They're saying did. And also just the the movie kind of falls into that very complicated. You know, a magical black character teaches a white man about what the world should really be like. And I think that the filmmakers intentions are sincere and they wanted to make a movie about bringing people together, and what can happen. What friendship is really liked between people that might you might think are different, but are not different..
"don shirley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Freddie. Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime. I love you you beautiful, man. This is four and because of you. The biggest winner of the night was a film, celebrating the friendship of an African American classical and jazz pianist and his Italian American driver and bodyguard in the deep south in the nineteen sixties green book are in three Golden Globes. Best motion picture musical or comedy best screenplay and best supporting actor Mahershala Ali Peter fairly who wrote directed and produced green said he wanted to share a real life story of hope because we're still living in divided time for maybe more so than ever and that through this movies for it's for everybody. If Don Shirley, and Tony along can find common ground, we all can finding common. Ground was what Afonso Guatemalan says he wanted to do with Roma. He based the movie he wrote and directed on his childhood memories of growing up in Mexico City Roma earned two Golden Globes. Best foreign language film and best director onstage and backstage quite on talked about cinema building bridges not walls between. Coulter's what on thanked his home country, his lead actresses and the woman, they portrayed on screen, his mother and the woman who helped raise him Liborio Rodriguez familiar. Good SEO's Michiko in the television categories. One of the big winners of the night was the assassination of Gianni Versace American crime story in his acceptance speech, executive producer Brad Simpson said the forces of hate and fear that led to research murder twenty years ago remain as artists we must fight back by representing those who are not represented and..
"don shirley" Discussed on KCRW
"The night was a film, celebrating the friendship of an African American classical and jazz pianist and his Italian American driver and bodyguard in the deep south in the nineteen sixties green book earn three Golden Globes. Best motion picture musical or comedy best. Screenplay and best supporting actor Mercia Ali Peter fairly who wrote directed and produced green book said he wanted to share a real life story of hope because we're still living in divided times, maybe more so than ever, and that's who this movies for it's for everybody. If Don Shirley, and Tony Valla longer can find common ground. We all can finding common. Ground was what unfond Guatemalan says he wanted to do with Roma. He based the movie he wrote and directed on his childhood memories of growing up in Mexico City Roma earned two Golden Globes. Best foreign language film and best director, onstage and backstage. Wahdan talked about cinema building bridges not walls between cultures. What on thanked his home? Country his lead actresses and the woman they portrayed onscreen, his mother and the woman who helped raise him Liborio Rodriguez familiar. Michiko in the television categories. One of the big winners of the night was the assassination of Gianni Versace American crime story in his acceptance speech, executive producer Brad Simpson said the forces of hate and fear that lead to such as murder twenty years ago remain as artists we must fight back by representing those who are not represented and. By.
"don shirley" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Beautiful, man. This is four and because of you. Four. The biggest winner of the night was a film, celebrating the friendship of an African American classical and jazz pianist and his Italian American driver and bodyguard in the deep south in the nineteen sixties green book earn three Golden Globes. Best motion picture musical or comedy best screenplay and best supporting actor Mahershala Ali Peter Farrelly who wrote directed and produced green book said he wanted to share a real life story of hope because we're still living in divided time for maybe more so than ever, and that's who this movies for it's for everybody. If Don Shirley, and Tony Valla longer can find common ground. We all can finding common. Ground was what advancer Guatemalan says he wanted to do with Roma. He based the movie he wrote and directed on his childhood memories of growing up in Mexico City Roma earned two Golden Globes. Best foreign language film and best director, onstage and backstage. What on talked about cinema building bridges not walls between cultures? What on thank? His home country his lead actresses and the woman, they portrayed onscreen, his mother and the woman who helped raise him Liborio Rodriguez. Good ashes familiar. SEO's Michiko television categories. One of the big winners of the night was the assassination of Gianni Versace American crime story in his acceptance speech, executive producer Brad Simpson said the forces of hate and fear that led to researches murder. Twenty years ago remain as artists we must fight back by representing those who are not represented and. By providing a space for people to a new voices to tell stories that have been told as human beings, we should resist in the streets. Resisted the ballot box and practice. Love.
"don shirley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Giving me the joy of a lifetime. I love you you beautiful, man. This is four and because of you, Jeff. The biggest winner of the night was a film, celebrating the friendship of an African American classical and jazz pianist and his talion American driver and bodyguard in the deep south in the nineteen sixties green book earn three Golden Globes. Best motion picture musical or comedy best screenplay and best supporting actor Mahershala Ali Peter fairly who wrote directed and produced green book said he wanted to share a real life story of hope because we're still living in divided times, maybe more so than ever and that through this movies for it's for everybody. If Don Shirley, and Tony bow along can find common ground. We all can finding common. Ground was what Afonso Guatemalan says he wanted to do with Roma. He based the movie he wrote and directed on his childhood memories of growing up in Mexico City. Roma earn two Golden Globes. Best foreign language film and best director, onstage and backstage. What on talked about cinema building bridges not walls between cultures? What on thanked his home-country his lead actresses and the woman, they portrayed onscreen, his mother and the woman who helped raise him Liborio Regis familiar. Good Astros Michiko in the television category is one of the big winners of the night was the assassination of Gianni versatility. American crime story in his acceptance speech, executive producer Brad Simpson said the forces of hate and fear that led to cheese murder. Twenty years ago remain as artists we must fight back by representing those who are not represented and. By providing a space for people to a new voices to tell stories that haven't been told as human beings, we should resist in the streets. Resisted the ballot box and practice. Love and empathy.
"don shirley" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"The battle for the border wall and the government shutdown continues this morning with no end in sight. Bob costantini. We're not going to be any band on his part. President Trump says of the government shutdown with his battle for border wall. Finding at the heart of it all before a quick trip to Camp David the president calling on democratic leaders to lead. Nancy Pelosi it myself. Twenty minutes. If they don't want to go on for a long time, the president wants five billion dollars for a border wall to get all of government back open. But the stalemate is now in its third week. Bob Costantini, Washington. Houston activists are praising local law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African American man in the fatal drive-by shooting a seven year old black girl. Hers county sheriff Ed Gonzales says prosecutors charged twenty year old Eric black junior of capital murder in the death of jasmine Barnes motion picture that sparked some controversy took two top honors at the seventy sixth annual Golden Globe award Sunday night. Jim Roope was green book when he best motion picture comedy the story of musician. Dr Don Shirley isn't loved by the Shirley family calling the film a symphony of lies. Actress Octavia Spencer says there were people like Don, Shirley in the sixties, and we never saw that on film. So that's what I took from green book is not the only surprise bohemian rhapsody bested a star. Was born for best dramatic film Rami Malik best drama actor over Bradley Cooper, and Glenn Close took the Golden Globe for actress in a drama picture for the wife. Many believe lady Gaga was the favorite their backstage at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills. I'm Jim Redman Spacey set to appear in court on charges he groped in eighteen year old man in two thousand sixteen they actor scheduled to be arraigned in and tuck it district court today on felony indecent.
"don shirley" Discussed on KGO 810
"Border wall and the government shutdown continues this morning with no end in sight. Bob Costantini were going to be any bend on his part. President Trump says of the government shutdown with his battle for border wall. Funding at the heart all before a quick trip to Camp, David the president calling on democratic leaders to lead Filmer myself can solve this in twenty minutes. If they don't want to go on for a long time, the president wants five billion dollars for a border wall to get all of government back open. But the stalemate is now in its third week. Bob Costantini, Washington. Houston activists are praising local law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a seven year old black girl Harris County sheriff had Gonzales says prosecutors charged twenty year old Eric black junior with capital murder in the death of jasmine Barnes motion picture that sparked some controversy took two top honors at the seventy sixth annual Golden Globe award Sunday night. Jim Roope was there. Green book winning best motion picture comedy, the story of musician. Dr Don Shirley isn't love by the Shirley family, calling the film a symphony of lies. Actress Octavia Spencer says there were people like Don, Shirley in the sixties, and we never saw that on film. So that's what I took from green book is not the only surprise siemian wraps. City best at a star is born for best dramatic film Rami Malik best drama actor over Bradley Cooper, and Glenn Close took the Golden Globe for actress in a drama picture for the wife. Many believe lady Gaga was the favourite their backstage at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills. I'm Jim ribbons Spacey sent to appear in court on charges he groped at eighteen year old man in twenty sixteen. The actor was scheduled to be arraigned in tuck it district court today on felony indecent assault.
"don shirley" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"I mean on the third one everyone saw well, you know, what if they're only three, you know, maybe I should choose some classical something just for those. A friend of mine, and I were discussing this yesterday. I tried to play. Use a teacher Mozart Beethoven Franks off Frank Zappa. And of course, now, I'm going to have oh, man. I can't remember brain disorder. Quincy Quincy Jones with jazz. The Michael Jackson. I could be wrong there you see there. Couple others. The fact because I kind of very musical tastes way back when there's a group called the Don Shirley field jazz group, right? And they've they're huge about the same time that Brubeck was huge. Take five and that era jazz really appeals to me. And I think that'd be kind of fun to have by the way, he died. Shirley is the subject of this movie called the green book, which if you've not seen built make a point of seeing. It's fascinating green green book. And it's brand new. It's still a movie theaters. It's worth the price of admission. Check that out Viggo Morton center in this thing. And it's it's fascinating green the grandma. I will do that. I will look it up. I get home and understand that it's a completely true story and Viggo that the character Viggo plays and the and the character of Don, Shirley. They there they were friends until until Shirley died back in two thousand thirteen there were lifelong friends after this. They got together in the early nineteen sixties with Viggo Mortensen character being the guy who drove a Don Shirley around to the southern states to perform show. He's a black guy. Right, right. And the green book was the book that African Americans used during those dark days that would say which hotels would take them in which would not thanks for your call, man. I appreciate it. Bruce Elliott show on WCBS.
Movie Review: “Green Book”
"Which I said, let's see I'm looking up here. I said I watched green book, and it was about a white racist who teaches a black guy how to be more black and how we'd all be better off racists in the victims of racism, just got along. Better your enjoyment of the film will likely depend on your receptiveness that message. And I literally thought I think I'm only my leagues agitating. When I literally thought I was just stating the text of the film like that. That is what I thought the movie was trying to. Say a lot of people were like criticizing me being like, you know. That's super harsh. Dave. And I'm like that is what the movie is like it's Viggo Mortensen plays a racist. There. Mercia Lally plays a black pianist going through Jim crow, south touring and and being subject to racism and the to kind of teach each other. Better understanding if humanity, and I think Mark Harris did a great job of running down like what's wrong with movies like green book, which they feel like they are out of I dunno late eighties early nineties. Right. This kind of by this. This type driving. Exactly, right. The like driving miss daisy. Both sides have something to contribute to the conversation. Like, oh, like like, look at how much we all have to learn from each other. You know, like. I'm sure I can imagine somebody who was big in Hollywood in that period. Looks at this way. Now now, the white guys driving him that's the movie, I know. And so it's not I mean, it's certainly I can understand why people find it to be an offensive film. And in fact, the the relatives of Dr Don Shirley have since come out and publicly denounced the movie, they have said like this movie contained they called it. A symphony of lies is what they said face like everything about the movie is that it is a gross misrepresentation of their relationship because like a big part of the movies about Dr Don, Shirley, the pianist and how he's like so disconnected with his family. And and he doesn't like he feels like a like an outsider to his own race. And it's it's Viggo Mortensen 's mildly racist character that helps them to reconnect with his like, it's all this stuff and his. The real life on Shirley families like well that never happened. None of that was true. But at least it was a symphony of lives. That's correct. The poster will say a symphony. No, I don't I don't know if they're gonna use that poco, Jeff. But in any case, I mean, yeah, it's so it's not even really that accurate and the story as it just it just feels like it's from a different era. Feels like we don't really need this kind of story anymore. We have other choices today about you know, how we've you these types. I mean. Yeah. There's there's a more diverse slate of filmmakers behind the camera. These days that can tell stories like this and from a different and more interesting perspective. So poignant views like, you know, more nuance point of us. I will say when I first saw the trailer for this. And I was like oh, my Herschel eilly. That's so that's interesting. This looks cool Vigo Mortenson and then Peter Farrelly. And I remember we talked about project greenlight a couple years ago. I will never forget how Peter fairly treated producer EFI Brown. And like, you know, she's a really well known and very prolific. Black producer. Yeah. And she's made a lot of stuff and Peter fairly would not show her any any instance of like respect or like there's just like a like subtle racism going on there.
"don shirley" Discussed on The Director's Cut
"But you know, he just got into it like non filters, and I remember like walking one point after a scene. Welcome back to the trailer with him. And he was weasing. I said dude, you've got to really clean it up. When this is over. I mean, he he went all in for this thing. So how are you as a director with rehearsals, not rehearsals veto hershal? How how do you guys work? I know I normally don't like rehearsals I used to do them. I started. I thought you had to so we did. And then I started noticing a trend where you know, they they would rehearse perfectly. And then we'd be on the set. And it'd be doing something different. When you know what we do didn't the room an air like I realized a bored with it. You know, they don't wanna keep doing the same thing. Like, you know, like they were trained to do this. They wanna find it on the day. And so I got away from rehearsals where I do read through before every movie, but just. Here. The clunky -ness of certain LA dialogue that we could fix before. We get on the set. And then, but this one was different because I really needed a Herschel is input on this and Octavia Octavia Spencer was, you know, the executive producer, and yeah, she fantastic, by the way, like, you know, the image. You have of her is just angelic thing. It doesn't even begin to capture. This is one of the great people on the planet. I'm telling you, so I can honor to know her. She's just superb human being and I've seen all things things. Get heavy things. Like, whatever happens. She's the one we turn to Octavia. What do we do here? You know, she is just a gem. But anyway, I needed to have their input because. I knew going in a white guy. And I'm writing this thing about a white kind of black guy, and I'm missing certain perspectives. And I wanted his Hirsch, Liz. So there were things that he kept bringing to this that were really important, but it was over the course of a week or two of rehearsing and one of the things I'll give you an example, I keep giving this one. But this is this bunch of these where in the scene where they finally make peace after after Tony lip proves himself to be more dimensional person, you know, after the YMCA scene, and they become friends, and they have a drink in the lobby of that hotel there I drink together. And Don Shirley starts telling me because I was trained to be a classical musician, but record company wouldn't let me so I had to do this and baba, blah, and and Tony lip says. Well, yeah, anybody could train to do that. What do you seal he goes? But what you do. Nobody can do personally. I like what you do better. And as written, Don, Shirley says. Well, thank you. And that's the end of the scene. But when we're hurting her SHA shows this bullshit because like I'm going to let this sixth grade educated. Bouncer. Tell me what I could. I shouldn't do and I'm just going to accept oh good. I'm glad Tony lip likes. It. It's a good thing. I'm doing this. Instead of what I wanted to do. He said, I would never accept that. And instead he says, well, thank you, Tony. But then he adds but not everybody can play Chopin not like I can. And it's an important distinction, and he kept grabbing and that really was what I wanted to go through it. I really wanted to see where we were what we were hitting right? And what we were missing. When you say go through you mean in the re through or go through it just me Vigo in Mahershala and then carefully. I you know, I was calling Octavia for her input. And I had her come in date as soon as I could in the editing room. Just watching stuff, right? Okay. Let's talk about your DP, Sean who did an amazing job. I think credible. It's. Yeah. Sean porter superstar. Sean port. I knew I this is different movie for me. I wanted to try different crew. I want a different look I wanted different most things different..
"don shirley" Discussed on 1A
"I mean, but there's absolutely nothing that I've seen that. He actually did after this movie or the time period depicted in this movie where you know, he became an anti-racist or anything like that. So just, you know, having a black friend does not mean that you're not racist anymore. You know, like, so, you know, I I think we just really have to look at what the impact of the movie is what it's actually saying to you know, other people who may be dealing with, you know, some racism in, you know, in their own thought processes, and and are trying to filter that does this movie actually help that. I mean, if you make a friend across the aisle, then you know, is everything okay? The work done, you know, so and just to have a feel good movie. You know about the green book. I mean, there's nothing feel good about Jim crow, or, you know, white supremacy. So there that's just not enough of a reason for me to enjoy the movie Alvin I also wanted to ask you about the nature of Don Shirley's character, kind of speaking, you know, from one black savant to another. I figured I'd ask you this question. Something about the Don Shirley character was very troubling this idea, and if it's true to his life, that's one thing. But this idea of this kind of lonely black unicorn who performs for white people something about that though. Real just got under my skin. I agree. I think that there's the belief that in order for you to accomplish or chief what Don did that you have to exempt you have to extract yourself from your people you have to be removed. Because you're so isolated that you can't relate that people can't touch you? I found that very disturbing, and I found sometimes the way he held himself physically a little bit too regal. Granted this was the nineteen sixties. And there was that element within black culture where people who had achieved that were middle class held themselves a little apart. But it would not have been the way that darns early did. And I like to make one other point if I have the time to do. So when I came to Wall Street in nineteen eighty two I met a man who was very much like Tony lip. This man said to me on my first day walking into this Wall Street firm. Your mother must must be so disgusted that she gave birth to somebody like you. I've never forgotten that never. We'll wait what he said to me as I was walking in the office of this Wall Street firm that your mother must be disgusted that she gave birth to something like you. I've never forgotten. It wasn't man. He was so racist. He was just racist. It was in heme throughout every bone of his body. And he just he just didn't like he did like like people didn't like me. Over the course of ten years, and it was a decade this man, and I developed a diesel friendship. I will never understand how this came about. I will never understand his distinct fund is for me. But I think Brooks line is very true. He liked me. But he didn't particularly care for black people. It was always this this problem with in me. And so when I saw the film, I thought about this man again, and again, and again, and sometimes our reminded of a statement that a friend of mine that sometimes you change a situation one life at a time, you can't change the culture all the time. One more guess we'd like to bring in before our time is up. Of course, we mentioned that the green book was vital in helping black travelers navigate the country. But what about navigating the world today? Joining us from NPR in New York is Evita Robinson, the founder and creator of the no madness travel tribe. Evita welcome to the program. Thank you so much. I appreciate being here. We appreciate your patience as we've of. Or through all the issues related this movie's good, it's been a good conversation. I've been here since the beginning listening good if there's a lot to unpack. And I'm interested in knowing more about no madness travel tribe. What is no mad as an no madness. And why did you create it? Right. So we're currently and international travel group, primarily of African American women. We are twenty one thousand members worldwide we have approaching thirty regional ambassadors, and we do international and domestic trips as well as large scale events on an.
"don shirley" Discussed on The Frame
"Joel and Ethan Coen the ballot of busters scrubs. An exploration of life's joys and woes said in the American frontier awards eligible on Netflix. And in select theaters welcome to the frame, I'm John horn. Thanks for joining us in nineteen sixty two Frank fell along better known as Tony lip was a rough around the edges Italian American. Bouncer working at the COPA Cabana nightclub in New York City. Don, Shirley, was a black composer and virtuoso planning a tour of the Jim crow era, south Shirley hired lip as a driver and a bodyguard and along the way despite their many differences, the two. Became friends the new movie green book directed by Peter Farrelly and co written by Tony son. Nick, fellow Longa tells the story of their trip the title refers to an actual guidebook for African American travelers that listed safe places to eat and sleep during segregation in the film Vigo Mortenson plays Tony lip and my Herschel Ali plays. Don, Shirley, warns says that he was initially reluctant to take on the role. He was worried that his portrayal of Tony lip might come across as a Kirk achier. Once he found out that Tony son Nick had recorded several interviews with his father. And with Don Shirley before both men died in two thousand and thirteen Mortenson knew that he'd have something to work with. So I gotta hold Nick Val Longa guy who brought the story to Pete and Tony son. And he said we'll come on. We're let's go have a meal, you know, my brother Frank he's got a restaurant called Tony lips in Franklin lakes, New Jersey and went there, and it was. End up being like a six seven hour. It was almost destroyed me because I hadn't gained the weight yet. I hadn't expanded my stomach with away gain started on my God. Yeah. Definitely did. But it was it was almost lethal because I would get through I get through the second huge plate. And then I was I was done. And I was thinking managed shouldn't have breakfast breakfast. All week. I should say we got another Stromboli for Vigo. Yeah. And they brought another plate, and then I couldn't get through it. And then they're looking they're gone. He doesn't like it. I told you Yeovil cooked. I said, no, no, no, it's great. I just got no more room. Now. It's all right. Don't be shy. You know? So I felt I had to finish the plate. But I have my finish. And they bring another one anyway. And then I said goodbye, but we shared. Fortunately, it was talk just eating, and they told me so many things showed me so many photographs naked already given me these recordings. And then I said goodbye, we did a picture together. I limped to my rental car, and I made a big show of like, I'm driving back to Manhattan. I drove around the corner park the car. Leaned my seat back on did my belt, I'm lay there for an hour, just growing brutal. But but the thing about I mean, so it was you know, I mean, I I don't know how I would have done it without without their help. They were the very generous. These recordings are amazing. And you know, when when Nick's parents his father as well as mother Dolores played by Linda Carter in the movie when they realized he was serious. He wanted to tell the story, and they said, well, the first thing you gotta do is. You got to go talk to don't Shirley, you make sure he's like he's. Okay. Would this first of all? And that he you can check out whether this is true, everything I'm telling you. And if he doesn't want you to make this movie, you don't make this movie, and he was okay. So he goes over, you know, he talked to to Shirley. And Shirley said, yes, these things happen, and I can tell you some more things that happen. But I only ask you one thing. Don't don't make this movie until I'm gone. Well, as you see in the movie for for for good reasons. He. Was someone who that private? He was very private person..
"don shirley" Discussed on Alice @97.3
"Them. And I go we have to wake up at three twenty am to talk about this film. They gave us a hug, and they're like, all right? Let you go. Let me ask you guys. A question, did you cry? I so some it all up on me just say this. I love this film. I cried three. Yeah. I would bet I ten times. Oh my goodness. I would get teared up watching the trailer that I saw before the Queen movie last week. Oh, really? Yeah. Does my kind of movie you I hate to say it. But the only thing that makes because the hate in these types of films. It's you can't it's almost unwatchable the hate and the some of the reality reminder of how far it is. But the sometimes that thing that makes it palatable. And then the thing that just pulls your stupid heart right out of your chest is when you see bonds between. A white person and a black person despite the hate swirling around them. And the fact that a black person can even trust a white person enough to have some love or or some kind of friendship for that person. Right. It's it's it's tough to watch. I imagine you did cry a lot. I know. I would all man we really did. I'm sure Vigo will get an Oscar nomination in Vinnie. Just nailed it. You got to completely different guys from two different worlds coming together. Like, not looking at your differences. Looking what you have in common. I mean, that's this is an idea. That's completely lost twenty eight team between the Republicans and the Democrats, right? Find what you have in common. Don't fight about everything the entire premise. I think was the fact that Don Shirley, like overcame all that. And was like I'm going to trust these people. He didn't have to go on tour. He was already successful. When he didn't need the money. He was doing it as kind of a force back or something. I'm not sure what it was. But he took the high road and did all the stuff even though he didn't need to. Yeah. He was already super loaded some more to that. So. Yeah. So it's so the the best thing about this film is it comes out November twenty first, and it's a Christmas movie Christmas in the movie, you want a great holiday film. Check this out. I think it's great. I'm gonna give it four and a half Persians. I'm gonna give five thousand four and a half. But I'm going with the no fractions. Between four and five. So I'm going five let's round that up. So you're saying that opens limited this week and red. And oakland. But then next week it's going full wide. Okay. And that's going. That's on Wednesday. Is that when the opening is all this next week? All those movies are opening on one say, oh, well, this one says specific. Yeah. You're exactly right. The twenty-first. That's right Wednesday, the twenty first. People go see movies on thanksgiving weekend. Pretty big pretty big movie weekend. All right. Well, good luck to it. I hope it does. Well and tomorrow everyone reviewing Harry Potter. Oh, two reviews.
"don shirley" Discussed on KPNW 1120AM Newsradio
"Live from austin texas broadcasting worldwide it's alex jones all right don shirley is about to take over and he's got to the amazing individuals that that winter of of demons at the big center downtown with bill clinton was slithering around like a reanimated corpse the crypt keeper on display he was just devastated that everywhere he goes he's been devastated so it makes me feel good but all their attacks and all their all their lawsuits and all their globalist democratic party garbage in other words going keep hitting them in we're winning globalist start losing and the country's coming back and all the major global of sex crimes are coming out and and and abstinence about to go to prison or on the prison weinstein's about to go to prison so much is happening and that's why i just want to be positive post and let people know the reason i get kiddyish people tend to just get into a relaxed trance the television puts people into a medical trance near sleep state and then people don't differentiate you know violence in movies with real violence they don't differentiate real life with make believe this is real life we're really taking the republic back we're really turning the corner we're really exposing the tyranny it's a university in the government there are people in the government that are patriots as well this is a historic time when humanity is coming out of a deep deep deep deep deep poisonous sleep and breaking free of the spider's webs basically held us up against the wall right at our darkest hour as the globalist spider was approaching for this meal the collapse the us waste war re education strong cities initiative the un taking over police department that mainstream news i used to hear that from patriots thirty years ago for even aaron thought they were crazy but no the communist and the globalist have done this everywhere else and so why not try that here it was memorandum seventy seven seven from the state department it was a real plan they were about to try when hillary end so realized folks probably is really delivering i get mad at him about syria absolutely to do i yes it doesn't mean that i don't absolutely thank god for trauma every day so again like you can tell by.