Earth's orbital period around the sun is 365.256 days, and every 4 years we accumulate 23 hours, 15 minutes, and 4 seconds of extra time. Legend has it that St. Brigid struck a deal with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men, every 4 years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in the same way that leap day balances the calendar. (This was obviously before Women's Lib.) Tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves - the woman can then wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.
Leap Year (2010 movie): "When Anna's (Amy Adams) four-year anniversary to her boyfriend passes without an engagement ring, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin to propose to him. But after landing on the wrong side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of the handsome and carefree local Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. Along the way, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places."
We own this DVD, and love to watch it periodically - the story, the acting and the Irish scenery are all deliciously charming.
A producer in Zagreb recently optioned the Hrvatski rights to my three-page script iSex.
ALL the non-Croatian-language rights are still available.
Including English. ;-)
Log line: "Blind dating in the iPhone X and XXX age - who says a cell phone can't double as a sex toy?"
Script PDF: http://9TimeZones.com/s/isex.pdf