Patrick J. Don Vito (‘Green Book’ editor) wanted to ‘keep everything real’ to honor the men behind the true story [Exclusive Video Interview]

Patrick J. Don Vito (‘Green Book’ editor) wanted to ‘keep everything real’ to honor the men behind the true story [Exclusive Video Interview]
Having worked with Peter Farrelly on “Movie 43” (2013), film editor Patrick J. Don Vito was surprised to read the script for the director’s latest film, “Green Book.” “I thought, wow, this is really good,” he recalls, “and this is such a departure” for the filmmaker behind bawdy comedies like “Dumb and Dumber” (1994), “Kingpin” (1996) and “There’s Something About Mary” (1998). Watch our exclusive video interview above.

Based on a true story, this Universal release centers on Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer who takes a job driving classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a musical tour through the Jim Crow-era South.

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Although the film deals with more serious subject matter, Farrelly didn’t leave his funny bone behind. “That was probably the biggest trick of the movie,” Don Vito explains, “the
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