D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies chose a film to review last Sunday and it is one that we have seen and enjoyed very much too.. The Green Book that did very well last year at the Oscars.
Sunday Movie Review – Green Book – Best Picture 2019
Today’s Sunday Movie Review is for Best Picture – Oscar winning movie Green Book. As many of my readers here know, besides the books I prefer to read for light entertainment and escape, my favorite books and movies all have the components of the human spirit and condition based story lines. This is a factual based story of classical American jazz pianist, Dr. Don Shirley on his roadtrip tour with a most unlikely character – Italian, mob-like Tony the Lip as his hired driver who drives Shirley around on tour in the deep south in 1962, at a time where blacks were being segregated. After watching this movie, it’s isn’t difficult to see why it won for best picture.
Story line: – As written by IMDB.com
In 1962, Tony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work when his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America’s racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America’s appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other’s talents and start to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.
Head over to watch the trailer and enjoy Debby’s review of the film: D.G. Kaye Sunday Movie Review
Keep an eye open for D.G. Kaye’s new series for 2020 starting January 13th.
I do prescribe regular infusions of humour during the week, and a place you can find a shot in the arm is over with Chris Graham, The Story Reading Ape on Mondays. He has some rather grumpy relatives but they do have quite the take on life…
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Pete Johnson, Beetley Pete, has shared his bemusement at the various weights and measures that we are expected to use despite being taught a perfectly serviceable method when we were children… I still use a mix of stones, pounds and kilos… depending on how heavy I feel on the day.. the one benefit of a kilo is it sounds a lot less than when in pounds!
Thinking Aloud On a Sunday – Weights and Measures.
I woke up quite late this morning, no idea why. But I was thinking about millimetres, for some reason.
Come to think of it, I remember the reason, as it had to do with it being spelt differently in America. (Millimeters)
By the time I started to see things in England described in litres, centimetres, or millimetres, I was already pretty old. This country still cannot seem to make its mind up about the metric system, even though we changed to decimal currency in 1971. Directions (and signs) are still given in miles, and most haberdashery shops will sell you cloth by the yard. When you go to buy carpet though, it is sold by the square metre, and I have to use Google to translate that into something I can understand.
Petrol is sold in litres, as is milk, wine, juice, and soft drinks. But I can still buy a ‘gallon’ bucket, or a ‘five-gallon’ container. Meat, cheese, and loose produce are now sold in kilos and grammes. That means little to me, so I translate that into pounds and ounces in my head. (A kilo is 2.2 pounds) I have no concept of how long one centimetre is, but an exact idea of the size of something that is a quarter of an inch long.
Head over and share your preferences and thoughts on weights and measures: Beetley Pete Thinking Aloud on a Sunday
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