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          MurphtheSurf3
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          Didn't see it yet, but I see from your articles that most of the criticism against it have little to do with the movie itself.


          Not quite following why a movie having zero to do with 9/11 should not be nominated if the Director at 9/11 claimed he saw Muslims celebrating.


          Nor if the relatives of one of the characters depicted were opposed to the film because it elevated the role in real life in the fictionalized version.


          I'm sensitive to the subject matter, as I am an ardent lover of Jazz music and have known tangentially about the "Green book" issues for many years.


          On that point I simply was pleased to see someone bringing that history to light for people who were unaware.


          If it wasn't that good of a movie - that is a worthy critique. I'll try and see it.


          Did see Black Klansman -- super powerful ending and a decent movie. But also didn't think it was "great" overall. More so that it was a really interesting story given that it was based on a real event. That and the ending made it a very good movie for me.

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              MurphtheSurf3
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              I don't go to the movies anymore as the prices have gotten too much for me to pay. I'm not willing to pay that much for any movie. I wait until they come out on TV 20 years later. LOL

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                  MurphtheSurf3
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                  Murph, Last night was the first time I’ve watched the Oscars in years. Always found the show dull and tedious, like a turtle stuck in molasses. Also, when they dropped Bob Hope and Johnny Carson as hosts, they never seem to find anyone as good. Yes, I know I’m showing my age, but, hey what can I say.

                  The only movie I did see in the Best Movie category was Black Panther. Which in my opinion should have won for Best Picture. But, I don’t go to movies for political or social messages. I go to be entertained, and Black Pather filled that bill.

                  As to the movie The Green Book. Well, there is a bit of controversy around the accuracy and the relationship between Shirley and Lip as portrayed in the film.

                  For those who did see The Green Mile here are two links to articles in The Atlantic that will give you some perspective around the need for The Green Book, and travel for blacks in the south.

                  https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/02/real-green-book-preserving-stories-of-jim-crow-era-travel/583294/

                  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/the-roots-of-route-66/506255/

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                      I try to see all of the films in the category. This year, all but one, and that one was not a real contender. I liked Black Panther, visually stunning and a good yarn, but not best film of the year. The awards it won were fitting. I was rooting for Green Book because it approached the issue of racial identity from a very different direction and the interaction between the two principals is subtle and intriguing. I actually think the designation of one as "the actor" and the other as "the supporting actor" capricious. I could have argued either way. The acting is certainly compelling as is the story (whether it was altered, as is the case with virtually every biopic) or not.

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