I Fucking Love GREEN BOOK

 

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Yes, “I Fucking Love GREEN BOOK,” which was without question, the Best Movie I’ve seen in 10 Years, “Seriously.” “What’s not to Fucking Love” Tony Lip would probably say himself, if the movie wasn’t about him, but he was watching a movie with the same exact story about his life and adventure when he worked for World Renowned Pianist Doctor Donald Shirley (Mahershala Ali), driving him on a concert tour around the South and Mid-West of America in 1962 ..

The movie opens in a sccene at the Copacabana ight Club in New York City, where Tony Vallelongo (Viggo Mortenson), aka “Tony Lip” is the Maitre’d / Bouncer of the club.  Italian-American singer Bobby Rydell (Robert Ridarelli) of Philadelphia is the headliner and is singing on stage when the movie opens in the Copa. Viggo Mortenson ‘s character “Tony Lip” gets into a fight that night with a Mobster, and the Copacabana is subsequently closed down for a couple months for so-called renovations. Tony is out of work and needs to pay the Rent and put Bread on the table for his wife and two sons. By the way, Tony Vallelungo is what many would call a typical Italian-American Blue-Collar New Yorker who lives up in the Bronx, and his a thick New York Italian accent, swagger, and attitude to go with it. The guy needs a job. Soon after he’s put of work, a close friend tells Tony he knows how he can make a quick easy $50 .. Tony is put into a Hot Dog Eating Contest at the local diner. It’s between Tony and some other guy who can eat the most Hot Dogs. The record at this joint is 18 Hot Dogs. Tony takes the guy on, who ends up eating 24 Hot Dogs. Tony eats 26 and wins the Fifty Bucks, but Tony still needs a job, he can’t keep eating mass quantities of food like the 48 White Castle Cheeseburgers they he ate previously.

A good friend sets Tony up on a job interview to chauffeur a renowned piano player around for 2 months on his upcoming concert tour. Tony goes on the interview which is in the piano players apartment above Carnegie Hall. This scene is quite entertaining, and gives a good insight into what similar situations are about to unfold in the movie which is the stark contrast of two very different men, who have completely different lives, personalities, education, and general demeanor. Such a strong contrast between characters usually makes for good humor and entertainment, and the contrast between Tony Lip and Don Shirley is verging on epic. The situations and moments these two men have together is often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and often quite sweet and heart warming. 

As Director Peter Farrelly said, in his acceptance speech for Best Picture, this movie is about love. Yes the movie is about love, and great friendships and acceptance between human beings who are different from one another. We all are, really. We’re different and the same, we’re human beings with attributes and faubles, and we go through life with many ups and downs along the way, but we should all be compassionate, helpful, and warm to our fellow human beings. Wouldn’t this all make for a better world? You know it would, and that’s just what these two humans, two “real life humans” (it’s a true Story) who are thrown together and though they are both hugely different, they come together and help each other, and become fast friends along the way. I got choked up and almost cried a couple of times during the film, and a walked away with warmth and good feelings, and maybe a little bit more of an understanding of life and other people, that I feel will make me a better person along the way.

Green Book? Yes, “I Fucking Love It!”

Go see it please.

Basta!

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

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GREEN BOOK OSCAR WINNER For : #BestPicture Pete Farelly and Nick Vallelungo

Best Supporting Actor for #MahershalAli and Best Original SCREENPLAY for Nick Vallelungo and Peter Farrelly

 

Did you notice that there was a lot of food in Green Book. Viggo Mortenson (Tony Lip) eating Kentuck Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, and Steak & Eggs at a Diner, and talking about eating White Castle Cheeseurgers. And for the Grand Finale as far as Food and Green Book goes, the last scene of the movie, may have gone un-noticed by many as the special Italian Christmas Eve Dinner of “The Feast of The Seven Fishes,” known as La Vigilia in the Italian language. Well, most who saw the movie may have not picked it up, but as I did, I’m sure many (but not all) Italian-Americans did.

if you’re interested in creating your own Italian Christmas of The Feast of 7 Fish? You can. Just get yourself a copy of Daniel Bellino-Zwicke ‘s “Feast of The 7 Fish.” Everything is in there, all the recipes to make your own “Vigilia,” The FEAST of The 7 FISH, on Amazon.com

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The FEAST of THE 7 FISH

Just Like VIGGO MORTENSEN ‘S

in GREEN BOOK

 

“It’s all about Viggo”

… Peter Farrelly in his acceptance speech at The OSCARS

 

 

#ViggoMortensen 

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Godfather Movie Locations NYC

East 6th Street
 
Between Avenue A and Avenue B
 
100 YEARS AGO
 
East Village
 
NEW YORK
 
 
 
This photo was taken on East 6th Street in 1971. I’m sure you’re thinking that it looks much older than that. But in reality this is a 1970s photo of East 6th Street all dolled up to look much older – for the filming of the Godfather II! Pretty cool, right? The Oscar-winning sequel used East 6th Street to depict Vito Corleone’s Italian neighborhood of 1917, where he first started his family and his life of crime. I even found a couple stills from the movie where you can clearly make out the buildings and storefronts on the block – here you can see the double arched windows of the S. Fiore storefront at the far left of our photo, and here you can see that beautiful painted glass storefront bearing the name “The Washington.”
 
 
East 6th Street
 
Godfather Part II

 

NEW YORK NY

 

 
 
This is 100 years after the time our photo depicts, and 45 years after it was actually taken.  Thankfully we’ve managed to hold on to this entire strip of tenements, and many of their architectural details. The arched windows at 524 and the protruding glass storefront and centered wooden doorway of 520 (now a bar, rather than The Washington) all remain. At 522, the ground-level configuration is the same although in The Godfather image they appear to be two separate storefronts (one with an awning, one with Instituto Italiano at the frieze). This building’s upper floors seem to have lost their arched windows and lintels, too.
EAST 6th STREET
 
Between Avenue’s A & B
 
East Village
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
Robert DeNiro on East 6th Street
 
GODFATHER II
 
 
 
 
FRANKIE PENTANGELI and his Bodyguard CHI CHI
 
Meeting with The ROSATO BROTHERS
 
7B BAR  ( Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar )
 
Avenue B at East 7th Street
 
In The EAST VILLAGE
 
NEW YORK NY
 
The GODFATHER Part II
 
Francis Ford Coppola
 
After visiting Florida to seal the deal with Roth, Michael pays an unannounced visit to Pentangeli on Long Island and asks him to help take his revenge. As part of his plan, he insists that Pentangeli capitulate to the Rosato brothers so that Roth will not suspect that Michael is on to him. Pentangeli prefers open warfare against Roth and the Rosatos, but reluctantly obeys Michael’s order.
Pentangeli arranges a meeting with the Rosato brothers. Arriving at the meeting place, Pentangeli leaves his bodyguard outside and enters the bar alone. Once inside, Tony Rosato (Danny Aiello) ambushes Pentangeli with a garotte, telling him, “Michael Corleone says hello.” A policeman steps inside, and the attack degenerates into a shootout in the street. Pentangeli disappears and is believed to be dead.
 
 
 
 
“Michael Corleone says HELLO”
 
Is what Carmine Rosata (Danny Aiello) says to 
FRANKIE PENTANGELI (Micahel Gazzo) as he wraps Piano Wire
around his Neck inside the Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar
on AVENUE B at East 7th STREET NY NY
 
 
 
“Michael Corleone says HELLO” !!!
 
Danny Aiello and Michael Gazz
 
as CARMINE ROSATO and FRANKIE PENTANGELI
 
Inside “VAZAC’S HORSHOE BAR”
 
Which is known to it’s “REGULARS” as 7B BAR
 
For its Loction on East 7th Street and Avenue “B”
 
In The EAST VILLAGE of NEW YORK
 
Learn How to Make SUNDAY SAUCE
 
alla CLEMENZA
 
RECIPE in SUNDAY SAUCE
 
by DANIEL BELLINO “Z”
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Danny Talks Tony

 
Mare Chiaro
 
“TONY’S NUT HOUSE”
 
 
Italian-American Writer in Greenwich Village, New York, Daniel Bellino-Zwicke “talks” Tony Tenneriello and his Mulberry Street Italian Bar Mare Chiaro aka “Tony’s Nut House.”
 
 

 

Anthony Bourdain Wished He was ITALIAN

 

CACIO PEPE
“Anthony Bourddain ‘s Favorite Pasta”
RIP TONY




RECIPE
INGREDIENTS :
1 pound Imported Italian Spaghetti
2 tablespoon freshly, coarsely grated Black Pepper
4 tablespoons Butter
2 1/4 cups grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
PREPARATION
Cook the spaghetti according to the directions for that brand, usually about 8 or 9 minutes. Start the sauce when the spaghetti is not quite cooked, about 3 minutes before you would normally take it out of the water. In a already heated saute pan big enough to eventually hold your pasta, add the boiling pasta water, the butter and the pepper. Pull the pasta out of the water and let it drain. Add the drained pasta to the pan and toss through the water mixture until the pasta absorbs almost all of the water. Remove from the heat, and add the grated cheese to the pasta. Very quickly, stir the cheese into the pasta so that it becomes creamy. If it starts to clump or becomes too dry, add a little more of the pasta water as you are  stirring.  Place the pasta into the Parmesan cup and garnish with more grated cheese and freshly grated pepper, to taste.
Anthony Bourdain Eating CACIO PEPE in ROME
Anthony Bourddain at Roscioli in Rome, Italy
with Cesare C. , Eating Mozzarella di Bufala
Prosciutto di Parma and …




SPAGHETTI AMATRICIANA
and More
of ANTHONY BOURDAIN ‘S Favorite RECIPES
In MANGIA ITALIANO
You All Know That ANTHONY WISHED He Was ITALIAN
He Said It Many Times on Many of His Wonderful Shows
“Long Live The Memory of Anthony Bourdain”
RIP
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Jeff Bridges SUPER BOWL Beer Ad

The DUDE
 
Sans WHITE RUSSIAN
 
Takes a STELLA Instead
The #BigLebowski virsus #SexInTheCity
 
 
 
 

The DUDE
 
and CARRIE BRADSHAW (Sarah Jessica Parker)
 
 
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The Greatest Basketball Player Ever ?

 

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PISTOL PETE MARAVICH

Some Feel He Was The Greatest Basket Ball Player Ever

NOT  Michael Jordon or Lebron James

or WILT CHAMBERLAIN or KAREEM ABDUL JABAR

But  PETE MARAVICH

WHAT DO YOU THINK ?

READ About PISTOL PETE Watch The VIDEO

 

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The Badass Cookbook

PISTOL PETE FAVORITE fRiED CHICKEN

 

 

 

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