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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Reality is almost always wrong. - Gregory House

Television is democracy at its ugliest. - Paddy Chayefsky

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

Reality is not always probable, or likely. - Jorge Luis Borges

Imitation is the sincerest form of television. - Fred Allen

All our separate fictions add up to joint reality. - Stanislaw Lec

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

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

Fearful as reality is, it is less fearful than evasions of reality. - Caitlin Thomas

Television has brought back murder into the home... where it belongs. - Alfred Hitchcock

I think Les Moonves is the most highly overrated person in television. - Donald Trump

My children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced on television. - Erma Bombeck

Symptoms, then are in reality nothing but the cry from suffering organs. - Jean-Martin Charcot

There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that is education. - Will Rogers

There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets? - Dick Cavett

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. - Ayn Rand

My movies are usually about stripping off the makeup, getting down to the skeleton. - Michael Douglas

A celebrity is anyone who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair. - Steve Martin

I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal. - Groucho Marx

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes. - John Le Carre

If it weren't for the Japanese and Germans, we wouldn't have any good war movies. - Stanley Ross

I wanted this to be a movie on TV so I could press the off button and make it all go away. - Michelle Rowen

It takes hunger, tenacity and commitment to see a dream through until it becomes a reality. - John C Maxwell

I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with 28 years ago. - Will Rogers

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault. - Henry Kissinger

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

I chose the Egyptian dream: the dream to make a TV show, and then be called an infidel by the end. - Bassem Youssef

Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality. - Seneca

If I don't work, I'll be sitting on the couch watching TV, eating popcorn and getting like a cow. - Celia Cruz

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration. - Niccolo Machiavelli

There's an upside to grandparenthood. You play, you give, you love, then you hand them back and go to an early movie. - Billy Crystal

It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to squeeze in eight hours of TV a day. - Homer Simpson

One supreme fact which I have discovered is that it is not willpower but imagination that creates. Imagination creates reality. - Richard Wagner

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. - Samuel Johnson

You've probably got a device on you that can shoot decent video, so what's stopping you? Capture and share some moments. - Steve Garfield

We pick politicians by how they look on TV and Miss America on where she stands on the issues. Isn't that a little backwards? - Jay Leno

In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not. - Marya Mannes

I have a maple leaf tattoo over my heart, quite literally, and my two favorite things on Earth are being in Canada and making movies. - Jay Baruchel

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. - R Buckminster Fuller

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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17-Sep-2019