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

Brian Hayes Currie and Nick Vallelonga, co-writers and manufacturers of most readily useful photo Oscar winner “Green Book, ” talk about the debate surrounding the film, in addition to Spike Lee nearly walking out from the honors with regards to ended up being announced as most readily useful image. (Feb. 25)

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

Hollywood claims to did this with “Green Book, ” which won three Academy Awards Sunday evening, including most readily useful photo.

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

While he accepted the picture that is best Oscar, “Green Book” manager Peter Farrelly stated the movie that showcased Mahershala Ali as Shirley and Viggo Mortensen as Vallelonga had been about “love” at the same time whenever battle, class and prejudice divided a lot of the united states.

But there is no love for Vallelonga from people of the Shirley family members, whom state they and their prospective efforts to the movie had been shut away.

Whenever Ali won the supporting star Oscar, Shirley’s family members ended up being on Skype. Read more