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Topic - Robert D. Siegel
As large a role as football plays in American life, Hollywood typically has focused its cameras on the field of play, where the dramatics of gridiron battle are self-evident. But "Silver Linings Playbook" is more interested in the face-painters in the stands.
"Sports fans are outsiders who feel like insiders," he adds, "which is an interesting thing to explore."
"The callers seemed like these incredibly vivid, almost movie characters," say Mr. Siegel. "You've got these ordinary working Joes taking on the machismo and testosterone of their heroes and doing it anonymously through the radio where it's very safe. It's kind of a form of fantasy play acting."