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gdkeast
02-24-2019, 10:35 PM
Congratulations to Green Book for winning best picture for 2018. David Ridlen had posted on FB his involvement in the production and screenshots of having used LightWave, so now LW can add being used in Academy Award winning productions to its list!

Very cool and well deserved!

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JohnMarchant
02-25-2019, 01:16 AM
Very worthy winner and a great film.

mummyman
02-25-2019, 06:53 AM
Nice job!!!

ianr
02-25-2019, 08:49 AM
Nice job!!!


Good association to have for Mr. Rid

mummyman
02-25-2019, 12:06 PM
:28 or 29 seconds in... looks like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZS5d9l8XL0

hrgiger
02-25-2019, 03:43 PM
The film is problematic but I'm sure Davids work on it was great as usual.

BeeVee
02-26-2019, 01:41 AM
Yeah, same for me. I was willing to cut it some slack until I saw that it was Lip's son who'd written and produced it...

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raymondtrace
02-26-2019, 06:50 AM
When was the social media dirt on the film kicked up? During nomination period? Hmmm...

I have not seen it yet. Steve/Ben, was there something you saw in the film that suggests someone should not see it?

My only issue with it is the selective motion blur on the publicity poster. Disturbing.

hrgiger
02-26-2019, 10:54 AM
https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a26486233/green-book-true-story-explained/

raymondtrace
02-26-2019, 11:19 AM
Thanks. I am already aware of the topics in the article. This was a drama, not a documentary. What did you think of the film?

Cageman
02-26-2019, 04:55 PM
I havn't seen it yet, but... frankly speaking... who cares how true it is to history. The point is, America suffers from a lot of racism.

That is the point of the movie... to remind people that racism is far from gone in the USA.

That is where a discussion has to start.

BeeVee
02-27-2019, 02:43 AM
I think it's a great film to see on a rainy sunday afternoon, in front of the telly (as long as you can get past the "great white hero" themes).

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ianr
02-27-2019, 09:25 AM
I think it's a great film to see on a rainy sunday afternoon, in front of the telly (as long as you can get past the "great white hero" themes).

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Spike Lee said with great hammy aplomb to two British interviewers on the red carpet

That it is was 'Not his cup of Tea.. snort, snort ,giggle' !

BeeVee
02-27-2019, 10:41 AM
I think that's very restrained of him :D

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raymondtrace
02-27-2019, 11:36 AM
...(as long as you can get past the "great white hero" themes)...

I believe you meant to use the wildly popular term "white savior". To be fair, "BlacKKKlansman" utilized Kylo Ren as a white savior as well. I look forward to seeing both films.

While it is reasonable to avoid excessive glorification of a white character helping a black character (darn that Lincoln for using his white privilege...he should have kept to himself) one must recognize that Green Book is written from the perspective of the white character's son and the audience is predominantly white. The business needs to sell tickets.