THE ENVELOPE PODCAST
Episode #91: Green Book
Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.
On this episode, we discuss the ninety-first Best Picture Winner: “GREEN BOOK”
“Green Book” is a biographical comedy-drama written by Peter Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga’s son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother. Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Directed by Peter Farrelly, the film stars Viggo Mortensen as Tony Lip, Mahershala Ali as Dr. Donald Shirley, Linda Cardellini as Dolores and Sebastian Maniscalco as Johnny Venere.
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