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幸福綠皮書 Green Book - It takes courage to change people's heart【Movie Review】



Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama road film directed by Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and Italian American bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard. The film was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Vallelonga's son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother.

《幸福綠皮書》(英譯 ”Green Book”)是一部2018年美國喜劇劇情片,由彼德·法拉利執導。電影講述美國1962年,非裔美國鋼琴家唐納·雪利(馬赫夏拉·阿里飾)前往深南部地區巡迴演出,他雇用一名紐約保鑣東尼·瓦勒隆加(維果·莫天森飾)作為司機。劇本由東尼的兒子尼克·瓦勒隆加、布萊恩·海斯·柯里與彼德·法拉利合作完成,劇情則根據維果·莫天森與妻子的書信內容以及和唐納·雪利的訪談為撰寫依據。

♦ 劇情簡介 Plot

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.


♦ 經典台詞 Best Moments

“You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.” - 你永遠不會以暴力取勝。只有保持尊嚴才能戰勝一切。

“Being genius is not enough, it takes courage to change people's hearts.” - 光有才華還不夠,唯有勇氣才能改變人心。

“There are all kinds of people in this world. It happens that we have become friends. This is not fate. It is just that we should be friends.” - 世界上有各式各樣的人,恰巧我們成為了朋友,這不是緣分,只僅僅是我們本就應該是朋友。

感想 Review

電影名稱”Green Book”源自於在1963~1966年之間出版的《The Negro Motorist Green Book》,它是一本幫助非裔美國黑人找尋「黑人友善」的飯店、餐廳、加油站等的書籍。電影的時間背景是設定在1962年,是美國種族歧視還十分嚴重的年代。



# Win the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 72nd BAFTA Awards

# Win the AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 8th AACTA International Awards

# Win the AFI Award for Movie of the Year at the AFI Awards 2018


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