Up With Carl

Pixar’s real life movie inspiration

Jimmy Durante would be proud of this guy’s Schnozzola



Pixar's real life movie inspiration

In Pixar’s 2009 movie “Up”, a 78 year old ex balloon salesman named Carl Fredricksen, with the elderly care orderlies at the door, decides he has nothing to lose and takes his home and his memories, made airworthy with many hundreds of helium balloons, on his first and perhaps last, adventure.

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Television is democracy at its ugliest. - Paddy Chayefsky

It's the hottest thing on television. - Donald Trump

Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover! - Homer Simpson

I steal from every single movie ever made. - Quentin Tarantino

Television has raised writing to a new low. - Samuel Goldwyn

Fiction reveals the truth that reality obscures. - Jessamyn West

Ah, TV respects me. It laughs with me, not at me! - Homer Simpson

Love paid a price so hope could become a reality. - Susan Gaddis

Nothing is really real unless it happens on television. - Daniel J. Boorstin

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane. - Philip K. Dick

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake. - Alfred Hitchcock

In my last movie I played an unsympathetic character - myself. - Oscar Levant

Men don't care what's on TV. They only care what else is on TV. - Jerry Seinfeld

Being an actor on a movie set is like going to the playground at recess. - Melissa Leo

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. - Nikos Kazantzakis

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo. - Mary Pickford

Television: a medium. So called because it's neither rare nor well done. - Ernie Kovacs

Dinner and a movie? Forget that. I'd rather have a picnic and a waterfall. - Amanda Grace

In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows. - Woody Allen

I will never stop doing stand-up; that's my career, but I will do movies in Hollywood. - Russell Peters

So many people are on television that don't know me, and they're like experts on me. - Donald Trump

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object. - Laurence J Peter

I have had my television aerials removed. It is the moral equivalent of a prostate operation. - Malcolm Muggeridge

You said you have a dream. Make your wonderful dream a reality, and it will become your truth. - Pokemon

President Ford tells us all to bite the bullet and Betsy Ford goes on TV and shoots off her mouth. - Archie Bunker

Television was not intended to make human beings vacuous, but it is an emanation of their vacuity. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Morality binds and blinds. It binds us into teams... but thereby makes us go blind to objective reality. - Jonathan Haidt

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality. - Hannah Arendt

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. - Richard P Feynman

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. - Groucho Marx

That's the kind of luck poor Mr. Lincoln had the night he went to the movies, and he sat in John Wilkes' booth. - Archie Bunker

With 'The A-Team,' it was like, 'Alright, I'm going to do a big popcorn movie and see how that feels.' - Joe Carnahan

The best reason to go to the movies is to be with other people. Eating the popcorn, being with other people you don't know. - Peter Weller

The depravity of man is at once the most empirically verifiable reality, but at the same time the most intellectually resisted fact. - Malcolm Muggeridge

I put my air conditioner in backwards. It got cold outside. The weatherman on TV was confused. "It was supposed to be hot today." - Steven Wright

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it. - Malcolm X

Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism. - Germaine Greer

What brought me into the TV business is what keeps me here and happy. You can learn something new every day if you have a really positive attitude. - Katie Couric

I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation. - Donald Trump


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21-Oct-2020