January 2, 2015

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Edgar Allan Poe

David Larrabee:"You don't live here!"
Sabrina:"Yes, I do."
David Larrabee:"I live here!"
Sabrina:"Hi, neighbor."
— Davod Larrabee (William Holden); Sabrina Fairchild (Audrey Hepburn), Sabrina (1954)

If you can't convince them, confuse them.
Harry S. Truman

Air Force One (1997) (part 2 of 7)
  • Then president Bill Clinton saw the film twice while he was in office.
  • The final sequence where a cable is extended from an MC-130 to the 747 was filmed near California's Channel Islands. Paul Bishop flew the 747 in formation within a few feet of the MC-130. The camera plane, a modified B-25, had a top speed of about 230 mph, so the sequence was filmed at about 200 mph and the 747 had to be flown with flaps extended. This sequence is a nearly a shot-for-shot copy of a similar air to air rescue involving an MC-130 and a Boeing 747 in Airport 1975 (1974).
  • Unusually the film received the co-operation from all four branches of the US military who readily lent them equipment and advisers.
  • Randy Newman was originally hired to provide the film's score. However, Wolfgang Petersen felt it was too serious to the point of being unintentionally funny. Jerry Goldsmith was hired at the last minute and had only 12 days to come up with an alternative score. (Newman later recycled some of his rejected score for Toy Story 3 (2010).)
  • In the beginning of the movie the president rides in the motorcade back to the plane, when in fact the United States is the only country in the world that transports its presidential motorcade vehicles to whatever country the president goes to.

  • Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
    Samuel Johnson

  • "Toboggan" is derived from the Algonquin language and loosely meant "instrument with which to drag a cord."
  • "Yakka" means "hard work" in Australian slang.
  • Graffito is the little-used singular of the much used plural word graffiti.

  • What is it that almost everyone needs, asks for, gives, but almost nobody takes?

    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
    223 (incomplete, but presumably concerned the relationship between "keeping busy" and "being successful")

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