In a disappointing, but not completely strange turn to the left, which spoiled one of the most inclusive, interesting Oscar ceremonies in memory, The Green Book fantasy of racial reconciliation, written for the White
Green Book also received awards for the best original script and best actor in support of the role provided by Mershall Ali in the game of Dr. Don Shirley. That Schirley, the black virtuoso playing the piano around which the plot turns around, is considered to be a supportive character in this film, tells you almost everything you need to know. The family of Shirley sharply denies the film. 1
Shortly after taking the final statuette for Best Picture, Writer Nicka Vallelongo, son of Tony Lip of Wallingong (who played in the film Viggo Mortensen), asked reporters about controversy around
"If you are discussing a family case Don Shirley, who falls on me; but Don Shirley himself told me not to talk to anyone, "said Valleonga.
"He defended his private life and all things, other things about him, wonderful things about him", – said Valeongong about the musician bending the genre. – He told me: "If you are going to tell a story, you will tell it from your father, from me. Nobody else Do not talk to anyone else. That's what you should do. "And he also said to me," Do not do this until I get through.
Valleonga added that she wants him to turn to the seven Shirley. 19659004] "I did not even know what they really existed before we made a movie," he said. How do you give "I do not know her" treatment for the whole family?
According to Huffington Post, survivors of Shirley called the movie "Symphony of Lie" in November, when the movie was released.
Not a barbershop lobby quartet. Do not march lie. Not a trifle of lies. Not even a princely guitar solos. The whole symphony!
Vallellong's account also contradicts the statement of the seven that Shirley gave to Tiny and the Law in December. Brother Don Shirley, Maurice and his nephew, Edwin Shirley III, told the publication that Don had abandoned the Wallonongi movie.
"I remember very, very clearly, going back 30 years ago, my uncle turned to Nick Vallelong, son of Tony Vallelong, about a movie about his life, and Uncle Donald told me about it," said Edwin. "He categorically refused."
Edwin continued to say that he tried to persuade his uncle to take a step by saying that he could be involved with the film. According to him, Don holds fast.
"I then said to him:" Well, perhaps you can set some conditions in which you can be involved if they agree on certain things in terms of control over you, "Edwin. – he said. "And the fact that [Don] said at that time was:" Regardless of what they now tell me, I will not have any control over how I am portrayed. "