June 18, 2015

What is reading, but silent conversation.
Charles Lamb

"Bein' crazy about a woman like that is always the right thing to do!"
— Sam the Lion (Ben Johnson), The Last Picture Show (1971)

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
Thomas Szasz

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) (4 of 6) (part)
  • Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Kirsten Dunst and Andrea Riseborough were considered for the lead female role that went to Jennifer Lawrence.
  • David O. Russell has said in interviews that one of the main reasons why he casted Bradley Cooper was that, seen his work, he noticed that sometimes Cooper looked really angry and trying to suppress it, something he needed for the character of Pat.
  • This is the first film, other than a Rush Hour (1998) movie, that Chris Tucker has been in since Jackie Brown (1997) in 1997. Both films feature Robert De Niro. Anne Hathaway was originally cast opposite Bradley Cooper, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Shot in 33 days.
  • Bradley Cooper previously auditioned for the role of Robert De Niro's son in Everybody's Fine (2009). He lost out to Sam Rockwell.

  • Nobody minds having what is too good for them.
    Jane Austen

  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  • Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. “You’ve got Mail!”).
  • Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually.
  • The most frequently named bugs from the Bible are: Locust: 24, Moth: 11, Grasshopper: 10, Scorpion: 10, Caterpillar: 9, and Bee: 4.
  • Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.

  • I can slash but I have no knife, I can dash but I have no legs, I can pound but I have no hammer, I can star but I have no stage. What am I?

    Benjamin Franklin
    “There will be sleeping enough in the grave”

    “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?”

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