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Thumbsucker or thumb sucking may refer to:

Thumb sucking behavior found in humans, chimpanzees, captive ring-tailed lemurs, and other primates

Thumb sucking is a behavior found in humans, chimpanzees, captive ring-tailed lemurs, and other primates. It usually involves placing the thumb into the mouth and rhythmically repeating sucking contact for a prolonged duration. It can also be accomplished with any piece of skin within reach and is considered to be soothing and therapeutic for the person. As a child develops the habit, it will usually develop a "favorite" finger to suck on.

<i>Thumbsucker</i> (novel) book by Walter Kirn

Thumbsucker is a 1999 novel by Walter Kirn. It was adapted into a film of the same name by Mike Mills in 2005.

<i>Thumbsucker</i> (film) 2005 film by Mike Mills

Thumbsucker is a 2005 American independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Mills and starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kelli Garner, Benjamin Bratt, Vince Vaughn, and Keanu Reeves. The plot focuses on Justin Cobb, a teenager in suburban Oregon, as he copes with his thumb-sucking problem, romance, and his diagnosis with ADHD and subsequent experience using Ritalin. The screenplay was adapted from the 1999 Walter Kirn novel of the same name. Swinton also served as an executive producer.

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A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program, or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film, video, or television presentation; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound.

<i>Struwwelpeter</i> German childrens book

Der Struwwelpeter is an 1845 German children's book by Heinrich Hoffmann. It comprises ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children. Each has a clear moral that demonstrates the disastrous consequences of misbehavior in an exaggerated way. The title of the first story provides the title of the whole book. Der Struwwelpeter is one of the earliest books for children that combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, and is considered a precursor to comic books.

<i>Carlitos Way</i> 1993 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma

Carlito's Way is a 1993 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels Carlito's Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. The film adaptation was scripted by David Koepp. It stars Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzman, John Leguizamo, Jorge Porcel, Joseph Siravo and Viggo Mortensen.

<i>Indecent Proposal</i> 1993 film by Adrian Lyne

Indecent Proposal is a 1993 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jack Engelhard, in which a married couple's relationship is put into turmoil by a stranger's offer of a million dollars for her to spend the night with him. It was directed by Adrian Lyne and stars Robert Redford, Demi Moore, and Woody Harrelson.

Tim DeLaughter American musician

Tim DeLaughter is an American singer and songwriter, known as the frontman for both Tripping Daisy and later The Polyphonic Spree.

Pacifier rubber, plastic or silicone nipple for infants to suck upon

A pacifier or dummy, also known as a binky, soother, teether or Dodie is a rubber, plastic or silicone nipple given to an infant to suck upon. In its standard appearance it has a teat, mouth shield, and handle. The mouth shield and/or the handle is large enough to avoid the danger of the child choking on it or swallowing it.

Mel Brown (guitarist) American jazz guitarist

Mel Brown was an American-born blues guitarist and singer.

Kelli Garner American actress

Kelli Brianne Garner is an American actress. Garner made her feature film debut in Larry Clark's thriller Bully (2001), followed by a supporting role as Faith Domergue in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004). Over the following several years, she had lead roles in the films Thumbsucker (2005), Lars and the Real Girl (2007), and in the Disney animated film G-Force (2009).

Michael Chadbourne "Mike" Mills is an American film and music video director, writer and graphic designer. He is perhaps best known for his independent films Thumbsucker, Beginners, and 20th Century Women. For the latter, Mills was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

<i>Thumbsucker</i> (soundtrack) album by The Polyphonic Spree

Thumbsucker is the soundtrack to the film of the same name, which is based in the novel of the same name by Walter Kirn. It was released on September 13, 2005 under the Hollywood Records label. It was originally intended to be created by Elliott Smith, but after his death in 2003, The Polyphonic Spree was chosen to complete it when director Mike Mills attended a performance of theirs and was impressed. Three tracks by Smith remain on the release.

Lou Taylor Pucci American actor

Lou Taylor Pucci is an American actor who first appeared on film in Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity: Three Portraits in 2002. Pucci had his breakthrough leading role in Thumbsucker (2005), for which he won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Pucci then starred in The Chumscrubber (2005), Fast Food Nation (2006), The Go-Getter (2007), Explicit Ills (2008), and Carriers (2009). Pucci had starring roles in the 2013 Evil Dead remake, as well as The Story of Luke (2013) and Spring (2014).

<i>A Troll in Central Park</i> 1994 film by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

A Troll in Central Park is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy-comedy film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, creators of their previous animated films: Rock-a-Doodle, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Secret of NIMH and An American Tail. It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures under their Warner Bros. Family Entertainment label on October 7, 1994. The film grossed $71,368 at the North American box office.

Walter Kirn American novelist

Walter Kirn is an American novelist, literary critic, and essayist. He is the author of eight books, most notably Up in the Air, which was made into a film of the same name starring George Clooney.

Air is a visual novel developed by Key and published by VisualArt's in 2000. The story follows Yukito Kunisaki, a traveler who arrives in a quiet seaside town during summer who is on a search for the "girl in the sky" that his now-deceased mother told him about and was searching for too. In town, Yukito meets three strange girls and Yukito begins to suspect that one of them may in fact be the girl he has been searching for. It was adapted by Toei Animation into an animated film in 2005 directed by Osamu Dezaki with music direction by Yoshikazu Suo. Kyoto Animation also adapted it into a 13-episode anime television series broadcast in 2005, along with an additional two episodes also broadcast in 2005, directed by Tatsuya Ishihara with music direction by Shinji Orito. The discography of Air and its anime adaptations consists of one EP, one single, two soundtracks, and three remix albums.

Little Suck-a-Thumb (1992) is a short film by writer/director David Kaplan, a psychosexual interpretation of the infamous cautionary tale from Heinrich Hoffman's storybook Struwwelpeter. It stars Cork Hubbert, Evelyn Solann, and Jim Hilbert as the Great Tall Scissorman. Little Suck-a-Thumb won awards at the 1992 Chicago Film Festival, the 1992 Cork Film Festival, and the 1993 Grenoble Film Festival. It was also awarded 2nd place at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual film festival and was shown as an Official Selection at the 1992 Munich International Festival of Film Schools.

Suck it Up may refer to:

"Do Your Thing" is a song written by Charles Wright and performed by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. It reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #12 on the R&B chart in 1969. The song was featured on their 1968 album, Together.