Author Topic: Green Book  (Read 403 times)

Green Book
« on: January 10, 2019, 12:57:38 AM »
Anybody watched this yet? I thought it was awful personally but there's been some interesting developments - won the Golden Globes, got a directors guild nomination for Farrelly this week and multiple Bafta nominations. Oscar voting has just opened and now an old interview with Farrelly has come to light where he admits to flashing his cock at people on set and also an anti-Muslim tweet from the film's screenwriter (and son of the film's lead character) has been found. Twitter is naturally all over it.

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Re: Green Book
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 04:31:11 PM »
Didn't realise it was one of the Farrelly brothers! And Viggo Mortensen used the n-word while promoting the movie.

This has car crash written all over it (fnarr)

The most interesting thing about this film is that the real driver in the story played Carmine Lupertazzi in the Sopranos!

Re: Green Book
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 07:17:20 PM »
Damn, I didn't know that. Viggo doing a Muppet Babies Sopranos performance makes a little more sense now. The best thing to come out of this film is the discovery the racist screenwriter also did this magnificently awful Christmas song

Re: Green Book
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 09:46:49 PM »
It’s becoming a bit of a tradition now for an awards darling or several to be cancelled around Globes time.  I think it was James Franco last year.  Gives you something to look forward to in years where there’s less and less to root for in these things anyway.

In this instance, it does make you wonder if people spend their time combing through ancient Twitter timelines and articles trying to find dirt on anyone involved, unleashing it around Oscar-voting time.  Entertaining, but a bit creepy.

Re: Green Book
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 01:07:37 AM »
In this case it was exactly that. Someone at an Oscar forum noticed Nick Vallelonga followed Trump and loads of right wing pundits so they searched his Twitter history and found the tweet.

Re: Green Book
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 01:20:33 AM »
Considering the woke Waltons comedy direction the Globes took this year, this is doubly-ironic.

Re: Green Book
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 01:30:20 AM »
I mean yeah, if you do a film like this and go around accepting awards and patting yourselves on the back over how brilliant and woke you all are, you’re kind of asking for it I suppose.  The only way to win this game is not to play, really.

Sadly, all of this drama is more entertaining than the films themselves.


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Re: Green Book
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 01:49:40 PM »
There's also the whole thing of Mahershala Ali having to phone the family of his character to apologise, because they believe the whole film is a load of bollocks peddled by the son of Viggo Mortenson's character, and that actually there was no friendship between the two, it was just an employer/employee thing, and there was certainly no magical road trip where they taught each other about racism and tolerance. Apparently Viggo's character's son tried for ages to convince Ali's character to give his permission for the film to get made, but never officially got it before he died. Shots have been fired back after audio recordings came out of Ali's character saying there was something more than an employer/employee relationship between him and Mortenson's character.