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    The example that comes to mind when I say that is when we were coming home from Idaho Falls in my car, when all of a sudden the car started seizing and I had to pull over. At this time I called my insurance company and they told me that there would be a tow truck coming to get my car in about an hour. I was very annoyed that it was going to take that long, so I threw a fit and just lay my chair back and was scowling. At this time Stef says “hey at least the radio still works”, and she hooked her iphone up to it and started playing relaxing music, which instantly flipped my mood. I think that her ability to see the silver lining in situations is one of the main reasons that I find it so enjoyable to be around…

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    SILVER LININGS Playbook

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    David Owen Russell directed the 2012 drama-comedy SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. The main character “Pat”, played by Bradley Cooper, is struggling to manage his bipolar disorder. Once released from a psychiatric hospital he must move into his parent’s home. When there he meets Jennifer Lawrence’s recently widowed character Tiffany. The two’s estranged personalities collide in many scenes to create a dynamic and interesting relationship. Mise-en-scene can, in fact, foster and support the theme and…

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    Silver Linings Playbook

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    Silver Linings Playbook Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is extremely prominent, yet is often overlooked. Bipolar disorder is like many mental illnesses where one can be suffering from it, yet he/she is still able to live a functioning life and appear “normal”. In Silver Linings Playbook, Pat recently leaves a mental health facility due to him beating a guy that he found in the shower with his wife. Eventually, he meets Tiffany who is also suffering from a mental illness herself.…

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    Introduction The movie that I selected to focus my paper on is the Silver Linings Playbook. The Silver Linings Playbook is a powerful movie that demonstrates many social and psychological issues that exist and which are very significant in shaping an individual’s life. I have watched the Silver Linings Playbook once before, but watching it for a second time was different. In class, I learned about the theories of human development which played a great role in helping me better understand the…

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    “manic depressive disorder.” It wasn’t until the third edition was published in 1980 that the manual approached mental illness with a biomedical etiology rather than a psychodynamic one, and that the name of the illness was changed to bipolar disorder (Healy, 2010). This mental illness has since been depicted in only a handful of films, contributing to the continued misunderstanding of the disorder by the general population. Silver Linings Playbook, directed in 2012 by David O. Russell,…

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    The movie Silver Lining Playbook directed by David O. Russell is a famous romantic comedy story, which had won eight Academy Awards. In this movie, Pat and Tiffany are two main characters and they both suffer from mental problem due to the breaking in relationships with their previous spouse. Pat is a high school teacher who caught his wife having sex with his co-worker. Then he beat and nearly kills his co-worker. After that, he was sent to psychiatric institute due to the diagnosis of bipolar…

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    Living in the past can hold you back from opportunities that present themselves in the current day. This is shown in the film The Silver Lining Playbook directed by David O. Russell, this film sends an important message that living in the past will affect you in the present. Patrick Solitano Jr lived in the past, this torn his whole life apart. Living in the past cause Pat to go through many mental stages such as obsessed, Bipolar, defensive and decisive. Pat’s first hurdle to become mentally…

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    My favorite movie would have to be Silver Linings Playbook, written by Matthew Quick and Directed by David O. Russell. This movie identifies a variety of different genres: comedy and romance-drama are just two of these. This movie can relate to a range of different people; the themes are easily identifiable. Silver Linings Playbook is about a struggling man, Pat Solitano Jr., portrayed by Bradley Cooper. The movie begins with Pat leaving a mental institution with his mother, the movie then…

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    The Silver Lining Playbook, is a motion pictured film produced by David Russel that portrays the lives of two individual that have suffered or in a sense struggled with a mental/psychological disorder. The male lead character Patrick Solitano Jr. (played by Bradley Cooper) is a former teacher who after finding his wife, Nikki in a compromising position with another man, has a violent episode brought on by his un-diagnosed bipolar disorder where he practically beat the man close to death. After…

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    illness. I thought Silver Linings Playbook was one that did a decent job showing disorders we are not used to seeing on the big screen. The main character, Pat, has just gotten out of an 8 month stay in a psychiatric hospital after beating up his wife’s boyfriend. He believes he is going to get his wife back (even though she has a restraining order). His bipolar disorder is very apparent as we see him with many manic moments as well as many depressed ones. It seems that Pat has bipolar II…

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