1. David Edelstein reviews American Hustle, directed by David O. Russell starring Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner.

A ‘Hustle’ With Flow (And Plenty Of Flair)


American Hustle is loud and big. Russell out-Scorseses Scorsese with hyperbolic technique: whip-pans, whooshes, slo-mo, and tacky but great ’70s chart-toppers. He winds his actors up and lets them loose. Bale is outrageously skeevy; Adams uses her blue eyes like stilettos. They put everything they have into scene after scene. The movie is like a slot machine that never stops spitting quarters.
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    David Edelstein reviews American Hustle, directed by David O. Russell starring Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner.

    A ‘Hustle’ With Flow (And Plenty Of Flair)

    American Hustle is loud and big. Russell out-Scorseses Scorsese with hyperbolic technique: whip-pans, whooshes, slo-mo, and tacky but great ’70s chart-toppers. He winds his actors up and lets them loose. Bale is outrageously skeevy; Adams uses her blue eyes like stilettos. They put everything they have into scene after scene. The movie is like a slot machine that never stops spitting quarters.

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  1. Posted on 3 May, 2013

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    The scene above from Silver Linings Playbook was pretty freaking great, right? Didn’t it just make you want to dance your ass off? Good GIF for a Friday. Speaking of, we re-aired our interview with Bradley Cooper today. It’s a great one. He talks about sexy man poses and his parents, among other things.

    On watching films as a kid with his father

    It was two kids with popcorn in front of them enjoying the film. That was always the great thing about my dad. I always felt like he was my friend. We used to have this game called ‘Would You Put Him in the Movie?’ — or ‘Her in the Movie?’ — and we would have the ultimate film that would have the best actors. [T]he way that we would rate performances in movies is, ‘Would they be worthy of the movie?’ And so we would be watching a scene and I’d turn to him and say, ‘Would you put him in?’ And then he’d say, ‘Mmmm, maybe not.’ So that was the barometer. But outside of that, there was no intellectual discussion about, ‘You see, Son, this is how you set up the protagonist.’ Nothing like that.

    Silver Linings Playbook is out now on DVD and Cooper is currently starring in The Place Beyond the Pines with Ryan Gosling.

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  1. Bradley Cooper talking to Terry about hearing that former Navy Seal, Chris Kyle, was shot to death at a gun range. Bradley owns the rights to Kyle’s bestselling memoir, American Sniper.:

I couldn’t believe it. …Thursday I was at Walter Reed Hospital meeting with veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder, among many other ailments, and then all of a sudden I heard this thing and I just couldn’t believe it.

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    Bradley Cooper talking to Terry about hearing that former Navy Seal, Chris Kyle, was shot to death at a gun range. Bradley owns the rights to Kyle’s bestselling memoir, American Sniper.:

    I couldn’t believe it. …Thursday I was at Walter Reed Hospital meeting with veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder, among many other ailments, and then all of a sudden I heard this thing and I just couldn’t believe it.

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  1. Our guests on this week’s Fresh Air Weekend are Bradley Cooper, who’s been nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Silver Linings Playbook, and Michael Apted, the director of the ‘Up’ series of documentaries.

    Up top, you can check out the cool billboard (that’s our name for the mini-commercial you hear at the very beginning of the show) that Fresh Air Weekend producer, John Sheehan cooked up for this week. 

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  1. Bradley Cooper tells Terry Gross about watching films as a kid with his father: 
"It was two kids with popcorn in front of them enjoying the film. That was always the great thing about my dad. I always felt like he was my friend. We used to have this game called ‘Would You Put Him in the Movie?’ — or ‘Her in the Movie?’ — and we would have the ultimate film that would have the best actors. [T]he way that we would rate performances in movies is, ‘Would they be worthy of the movie?’ And so we would be watching a scene and I’d turn to him and say, ‘Would you put him in?’ And then he’d say, ‘Mmmm, maybe not.’ So that was the barometer. But outside of that, there was no intellectual discussion about, ‘You see, Son, this is how you set up the protagonist.’ Nothing like that."
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    Bradley Cooper tells Terry Gross about watching films as a kid with his father:

    "It was two kids with popcorn in front of them enjoying the film. That was always the great thing about my dad. I always felt like he was my friend. We used to have this game called ‘Would You Put Him in the Movie?’ — or ‘Her in the Movie?’ — and we would have the ultimate film that would have the best actors. [T]he way that we would rate performances in movies is, ‘Would they be worthy of the movie?’ And so we would be watching a scene and I’d turn to him and say, ‘Would you put him in?’ And then he’d say, ‘Mmmm, maybe not.’ So that was the barometer. But outside of that, there was no intellectual discussion about, ‘You see, Son, this is how you set up the protagonist.’ Nothing like that."

    Image via NPR

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  1. Bradley Cooper tells Terry Gross about sending in audition tapes for big roles while he was in grad school:

There would be calls for, I remember, The Patriot for the Heath Ledger role, or Armageddon for the Ben Affleck role, when I was in grad school. … So I would put myself on tape — I had like a camcorder — and I didn’t even have anybody to read with, so I would actually read the other character’s lines, leave space in the tape recorder and then say my line, and I did that honestly, Terry, maybe 200 or 250 times over the course of two years while I was in school. And then I would just hand-deliver the tape to whatever casting address there was.”
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    Bradley Cooper tells Terry Gross about sending in audition tapes for big roles while he was in grad school:

    There would be calls for, I remember, The Patriot for the Heath Ledger role, or Armageddon for the Ben Affleck role, when I was in grad school. … So I would put myself on tape — I had like a camcorder — and I didn’t even have anybody to read with, so I would actually read the other character’s lines, leave space in the tape recorder and then say my line, and I did that honestly, Terry, maybe 200 or 250 times over the course of two years while I was in school. And then I would just hand-deliver the tape to whatever casting address there was.”

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  1. Above is a montage of gratuitous sexy man photos of today’s guest, Bradley Cooper. Terry asks him about poses like this on the show today.

    TERRY TO BRADLEY: There are certain kinds of sexy man poses that I think are just hysterically funny … particularly true of fashion models, clothes models.  They’re staring at the camera like I am so attractive – “I really can’t believe how attractive I am!” They have this passionate look in their eyes, but you think what is going on in their minds is “If I could make love to anyone in the world, it would be to myself, cause I’m that good looking.’  And then there’s the sexy man pose where he’s running his fingers through his hair, thinking “yeah ladies (or some men) you’d like to be doing this too, wouldn’t ya?” 

    Listen to Cooper’s response here. (Spoiler alert: Bradley Cooper draws the line at trampolines.)

    For the full interview go here.

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    Yes! Good morning, Bradley Cooper. You will be on our show today.

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    Good morning!

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  1. [My character] was a composite of three or four guys that I went to high school with. The thing about these types of guys, I was completely infatuated with them in the sense of how they go about living their life so seemingly carefree. And they’re so despicable yet people gravitate towards them. And women like them, yet they’re so demeaning towards women. And I find myself fascinated by them. There’s a weird quandary about this type of man. So I studied them in high school. So then when I played this guy … having observed these guys in high school, and wanting to be them in many ways, it was very easy to inhabit that role — and very therapeutic.

    — Bradley Cooper, on his role in Wedding Crashers

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  1. Bradley Cooper, on The Hangover II: "We knew we wanted to do a sequel when we were filming the first one. Warner Brothers was so excited with what they were seeing that they pitched to Todd Phillips, ‘What about, can you envision a second story for these guys?’ So we sort of laughed at the idea, especially given that one of the major story ideas is an Asian guy’s nether regions on my neck. At that moment, I did not think that this would merit a sequel. But in fact, it did. So I was over the moon that they even entertained that notion so early." View in High-Res

    Bradley Cooper, on The Hangover II: "We knew we wanted to do a sequel when we were filming the first one. Warner Brothers was so excited with what they were seeing that they pitched to Todd Phillips, ‘What about, can you envision a second story for these guys?’ So we sort of laughed at the idea, especially given that one of the major story ideas is an Asian guy’s nether regions on my neck. At that moment, I did not think that this would merit a sequel. But in fact, it did. So I was over the moon that they even entertained that notion so early."

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  1. Reblogged from a Tumblr with the tag “Bradley Cooper tongue appreciation blog” on this post.
Bradley Cooper's our guest tomorrow.

    Reblogged from a Tumblr with the tag “Bradley Cooper tongue appreciation blog” on this post.

    Bradley Cooper's our guest tomorrow.

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    We’ve had Zach and Ed on. Tomorrow: we complete the trifecta with actor Bradley Cooper. He’ll talk about The Hangover II and some of his other film roles.

    We’ve had Zach and Ed on. Tomorrow: we complete the trifecta with actor Bradley Cooper. He’ll talk about The Hangover II and some of his other film roles.

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