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Offline segnosaur

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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2021, 10:15:18 am »
On which streaming service can I find this fine film?
Should you be interested, there is a website called 'just watch'. You can type the name of a movie or TV series, and it will find what streaming services are currently showing the movie.

https://www.justwatch.com/ca
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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2021, 10:31:48 am »
You will be happy to know that the real-life family of Don Shirley (the musician portrayed in the film) have strongly criticized the movie for its inaccuracy.

The movie was based on a book written by the family of Tony Lip. But according to some, it greatly over-emphasized the roll that he played in Don Shirley's life.

I read about that and it was a back-and-forth.  The producers strongly defended the point of view that the family wasn't as close to him and their opinions aren't correct. 

But, regardless, I had a problem with the ideology of the film I guess...

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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2021, 08:20:49 pm »
GREEN BOOK

Nothing wrong with the movie but something wrong in me.  I want to scream at these Hollywood feelgood racial reconciliation sessions.

Viggo Mortensen is a revelation.  The actors and the design and the story was a delight.  Old school.

Still didn't like it.

It was no Driving Miss Daisy but I liked it.  Well, I enjoyed it.  Is that the same thing?

I can understand the surprise at the Oscar win though.
Time for bed said Zebedee...
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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2021, 12:26:31 am »
You will be happy to know that the real-life family of Don Shirley (the musician portrayed in the film) have strongly criticized the movie for its inaccuracy.

The movie was based on a book written by the family of Tony Lip. But according to some, it greatly over-emphasized the roll that he played in Don Shirley's life.

I really liked the movie too until I read what the family said about it.  How disgraceful. 

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« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2021, 07:06:55 am »
I really liked the movie too until I read what the family said about it.  How disgraceful.

"He told Variety that "Don Shirley himself told me not to speak to anyone" and that Shirley "approved what I put in and didn't put in."[16]"

As is depicted in the film, Shirley befriended Vallelonga, and the two remained friends until their 2013 deaths. “My father would go into the city and visit him at Carnegie Hall,” Vallelonga’s son told Metro of their relationship following the tour. “They’d have lunches. Whenever Dr. Shirley had any problems, he’d call my father and he’d help to sort them out.”

The thing some are missing is that he was estranged from his family - probably due to his gayness, which was not a problem for Tony.  When I was young I knew many gay people who no longer spoke to their families and adopted each other as 'family'.  While it was by no means the rule, it was also not exceptional.  This gave a new dimension to Christmas as 'gay Christmas' was a kind of in-between family and friend get together with more meaning than just a friends get-together with straights.

But I don't need to have the whole thing boxed and tied with a bow in my mind.  I am sorry they felt left out.

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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2021, 10:26:26 am »
Yeah…. Don’t always believe what the family says.  They can be the dickheads in many cases.