History Literature / TheBlindSide

8th Feb '16 11:49:52 PM KYCubbie
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** Sean Jr. is usually called SJ. The coach from the Touhy's hated Tennessee makes a good pitch until he calls him ''CJ''.

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** Sean Jr. is usually called SJ. The coach from the Touhy's Tuohys' hated Tennessee makes a good pitch until he calls him ''CJ''.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Michael's encounter with a drug dealer at a party in his old neighborhood is an approximation of an actual incident Michael had when at college where a black classmate harrassed him for "selling out" to a white family and made sexual remarks regarding Collins, and Michael went berserk. The fictionalized story ends as Michael goes to college, so the event was transcribed to a time before graduating from high school.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Michael's encounter with a drug dealer at a party in his old neighborhood is an approximation of an actual incident Michael had when at college where a black classmate harrassed harassed him for "selling out" to a white family and made sexual remarks regarding Collins, and Michael went berserk. The fictionalized story ends as Michael goes to college, so the event was transcribed to a time before graduating from high school.



* ShoutOut: ''The Blind Side'' was released in theaters on the same week as ''New Moon'', the sequel to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Collins is watching ''Twilight'' on television when Leigh Anne brings Michael to the Tuohy's home for the first time. (Which is actually an anachronism, because most of the key events of the original book take place between 2003 and 2005, considerably before ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' became a phenomenon.)
** The very beginning of the movie starts with video of a 1985 MondayNightFootball game which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ1iVRRu6w0 Lawrence Taylor breaks Joe Theismann's leg]] to illustrate the point of the importance of the left tackle in protecting the quarterback's, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blind side]].

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* ShoutOut: ''The Blind Side'' was released in theaters on the same week as ''New Moon'', the sequel to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Collins is watching ''Twilight'' on television when Leigh Anne brings Michael to the Tuohy's Tuohys' home for the first time. (Which is actually an anachronism, because most of the key events of the original book take place between 2003 and 2005, considerably before ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' became a phenomenon.)
** The very beginning of the movie starts with video of a 1985 MondayNightFootball game which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ1iVRRu6w0 Lawrence Taylor breaks Joe Theismann's leg]] to illustrate the point of the importance of the left tackle in protecting the quarterback's, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blind side]]. The book started with a detailed description of said play.



* GentleGiant: The Touhys resented the inference that their daughter was in danger from Michael.

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* GentleGiant: The Touhys Tuohys resented the inference that their daughter was in danger from Michael.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney / ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: While under investigation by the NCAA, Sean Touhy points out that Michael ''couldn't'' have been bought by the other colleges because they're ''already'' very wealthy (Sean and Leigh Anne's absolute loyalty to Ole Miss notwithstanding).

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney / ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: While under investigation by the NCAA, Sean Touhy Tuohy points out that Michael ''couldn't'' have been bought by the other colleges because they're ''already'' very wealthy (Sean and Leigh Anne's absolute loyalty to Ole Miss notwithstanding).
25th Dec '15 4:45:22 PM whiteladydragon00
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* HappilyMarried: Leigh Anne and Sean

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* HappilyAdopted: The Tuohys adopt Michael and he's very happy with them, even with the expected prejudice and problems. The family even provides the current image for the trope page. Also, this part of the story is TruthInTelevision.
* HappilyMarried: Leigh Anne and SeanSean.
26th Nov '15 7:27:39 PM nombretomado
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Notable for netting SandraBullock her first UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actress, in the very same year that she won a Worst Actress UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry|Award}} for ''All About Steve''.

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Notable for netting SandraBullock Creator/SandraBullock her first UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actress, in the very same year that she won a Worst Actress UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry|Award}} for ''All About Steve''.
20th May '15 5:06:57 PM nombretomado
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Notable for netting SandraBullock her first AcademyAward for Best Actress, in the very same year that she won a Worst Actress UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry|Award}} for ''All About Steve''.

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Notable for netting SandraBullock her first AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actress, in the very same year that she won a Worst Actress UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry|Award}} for ''All About Steve''.



* AcademyAward: Sandra Bullock is now an Oscar winner thanks to this.

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* AcademyAward: UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Sandra Bullock is now an Oscar winner thanks to this.
9th Mar '15 1:10:19 PM LongLiveHumour
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Notable for netting SandraBullock her first AcademyAward for Best Actress, in the very same year that she won a Worst Actress {{Golden Raspberry|Award}} for ''All About Steve''.

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Notable for netting SandraBullock her first AcademyAward for Best Actress, in the very same year that she won a Worst Actress {{Golden UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry|Award}} for ''All About Steve''.
20th Feb '15 12:32:26 PM Larkmarn
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** Your mileage may vary with this one. It's the poverty that Michael was born into that shocks Leigh Anne and makes her re-evaluate parts of her life. Though, Michael's race is a contributing factor to his impoverished background, so this could sort of fit. Though, of course, any race can be poor, so, yeah, your mileage may vary.



** YMMV about how much the Tuohys groom him. While it is clear that the Tuohys would prefer him to go to Ole Miss, and they have some serious alumni spirit, they do seem to at least acknowledge that Michael may go somewhere else. The definitive blow against the main contender of Tennessee is actually struck by Michael's tutor, who scares him with the story of a body farm hidden under the sports field.
27th Oct '14 8:00:45 PM AmericanArwen
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** YMMV about how much the Tuohys groom him. While it is clear that the Tuohys would prefer him to go to Ole Miss, and they have some serious alumni spirit, but they do seem to at least acknowledge that Michael may go some where else. The diffinative blow against the main contender of Tennessee is actually struck by Michaels tutor, who scares him with the story of a body farm hidden under the sports field.

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** YMMV about how much the Tuohys groom him. While it is clear that the Tuohys would prefer him to go to Ole Miss, and they have some serious alumni spirit, but they do seem to at least acknowledge that Michael may go some where somewhere else. The diffinative definitive blow against the main contender of Tennessee is actually struck by Michaels Michael's tutor, who scares him with the story of a body farm hidden under the sports field.
18th Oct '14 12:47:05 PM ErsatzArcana
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* DawsonCasting: Quinton Aaron is two years older than the real Michael, despite playing the teen version of him.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Michael Lewis was initially reluctant to mine his friends' story for a book; he had been close to Sean for many years as a child, though at the time of the book they hadn't seen each other in a quarter-century.
15th Aug '14 5:25:39 PM Riana1
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* DawsonCasting: Quinton Aaron is two years older than the real Michael, despite playing the teen version of him.
20th Mar '14 10:54:11 AM Silverblade2
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** NCAA Division I college football coaches Philip Fulmer, Lou Holtz, Tom Lemming, Houston Nutt, Ed Orgeron, Pepper Rodgers, Nick Saban, and Tommy Tuberville.
** Melody Weintraub played the history teacher that taught Michael. Thing is, Melody Weintraub was an actual teacher at Briarcrest Christian High School, the school where the events took place.
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