June 15, 2015

I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.
Dorothy Parker

"There's only two things to do on rainy days, and I don't like to play cards."
— Nell (Frances Faye), Pretty Baby (1978)

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
Frank Sinatra

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) (1 of 6) (part)
  • Robert De Niro actually teared up during the scene when Pat Sr. tells Pat he wished he was closer to him, which was not scripted.
  • Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence spent weeks practicing the climactic ballroom dance routine with choreographer Mandy Moore. "None of that was improvised, absolutely not," asserts Lawrence. "I'm a terrible dancer, so I would never have been able to do any of that. When it finally came together, that scene really was just as fun as it feels." Lawrence even mentioned that compared to her, Cooper took to dancing quite naturally, when in fact it's her character Tiffany that's supposed to be the experienced dancer, and Pat, the amateur.
  • David O. Russell was drawn to the story because of the family relationships, and also because of the connection to his own son Matthew Antonio Grillo Russell, who is bipolar and has OCD.
  • Among its 8 Academy Award nominations, this film became the first to earn nods in all four acting categories since Reds (1981) and the first "Big Five" (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Writing) nominee since Million Dollar Baby (2004). Director David O. Russell repeated the same rare feat the following year with American Hustle (2013).
  • The Russian title of this film translates as "My Boyfriend Is a Psycho".
  • The results of Eagles and Phillies games mentioned in the movie are all real and all took place in 2008.
  • Tiffany's appearance was originally more "goth", Jennifer Lawrence dyed her hair black and wore heavy dark makeup for costume tests but Harvey Weinstein disapproved, so the goth elements were toned down. Lawrence was also advised by David O. Russell to gain weight for the role.

  • Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
    Albert Einstein

  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  • In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
  • Due to precipitation, for a few weeks, K2 is taller than Mt. Everest
  • A scholar who studies the Marquis de Sade is called a Sadian not a Sadist.
  • What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.

  • When you stop and look, you can always see me. If you try to touch you cannot feel me. I cannot move, but as you near me, I will move away from you. What am I?

    Yogi Berra
    I'm lucky. Usually you're dead to get your own museum, but I'm still alive to see mine.
    Yogi Berra

    “Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.”

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