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we keep seeing such dissonant responses each year to movies like #GreenBookMovie bc of the distance between how white audiences understand the ultimate stakes of racism (whether white people can learn empathy) and how Black audiences do (whether Black people might be killed)
we talked about this on the pod, but the whiteness of the critical establishment almost always ensures that movies like Green Book or The Help or Three Billboards or Crash play differently on the festival circuit than they do when people who aren’t white dudes finally see them.
The homie @battymamzelle has written about Green Book and her piece is worth the read: themuse.jezebel.com/green-book-is-…
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I saw Green Book back in August, so it's interesting to read everybody's takes now. It's also equally interesting to see Universal push it so heavy for awards season.
#GreenBookMovie's original sin is the title. There's literally NO reason for it to be called Green Book in the first place AND that sets it up for failure b/c audiences will expect a film about the The Negro Motorist Green Book. It's not.
The second biggest flaw is that while it may be based on a true story, it's written like the screenwriter doesn't actually know any Black people besides Don Shirley (Mahershala's character), who admits his Black experience has been atypical.
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