January 3, 2015

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Edmund Burke

"You haven't got the faintest idea of what love is, we don't even know each other."
Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood), Play Misty for Me (1971)

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.
Ed Howe

Air Force One (1997) (part 3 of 7)
  • The subplot of the Secretary of Defense trying to assume control of the White House over the Vice President, was inspired by former Secretary of State Alexander Haig. After Ronald Reagan was shot, Haig incorrectly insisted that he was in control of the White House, because then-Vice President George Bush was in Texas. The Secretary of State is actually fourth in the presidential line of succession, behind the Speaker of the House and President pro tempore of the Senate.
  • Although there are two specific 747s used and maintained by the Air Force for the president's use, the "Air Force One" designation is the air traffic control sign of any United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States (with Army, Navy, Marine, or Coast Guard aircraft being referred to as "Army One", "Navy One", etc., and civilian aircraft being referred to as "Executive One").
  • When Ivan gives his thumbprint for a background check near the beginning of the film, the date of birth that comes up among his info (3/21/58) is actor Gary Oldman's real birthday.
  • The sequence set at Ramstein AB, Germany, was filmed at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH. Because the aircraft had to be visible even though the scene was supposedly taking place at night, a small amount of sky light was required; this restricted filming to two 15-minute intervals each day, at dusk and dawn.
  • The shot where the 747 swerves on the ground at Ramstein was performed at half speed.

  • The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.
    Pope Jean Paul

  • Hoi polloi is a Greek phrase meaning "the many". Hoi polloi are the masses.
  • The American Heritage Dictionary was once banned from the Eldon, Missouri library because it contained 39 "objectionable" words.
  • A "clue" originally meant a ball of thread. This is why one is said to "unravel" the clues of a mystery.

  • If a papa bull eats three bales of hay and a baby bull eats one bale, how much hay will a mama bull eat?

    The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

    A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

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