January 19, 2015


That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
Ernest Hemingway



"He who keeps the keys to Heaven rules the world."
— Sir Leigh Teabing (Ian McKellen), The Da Vinci Code (2006)



The Best things in life are silly
Scott Adams



MOVIE TRIVA
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) (part 2 of 6)
  • When Clint Eastwood arrived on the set, he was struck by how little the Italian crew and writers knew about the American West they were filming about. For example, he had to point out that coonskin caps were worn by frontiersmen and trappers in the Davy Crockett era, circa the 1820s, not by gunfighters and townsmen in the American West and Mexico of the 1870s, as the scriptwriters had written
  • Prior to this picture, in American films, whenever a person was shot, one camera was focused on the shooter, who fired his weapon, and a split second later, the director quickly cut to the victim who could be seen being hit and falling to the ground or whatever. Clint Eastwood knew this had always been the way such scenes were shot in the States, but didn't bother to tell Sergio Leone. Leone shot the first scene involving any kind of major violence in this picture, with the camera shooting from over Eastwood's shoulder, as though the viewer was right there watching.
  • According to "Once Upon a Time in the Italian West" by Howard Hughes, Sergio Leone spotted a tree, while on location, that he thought would be perfect for the hanging tree at the beginning of the film, so the tree was dug up and relocated.



  • "I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more I seem to have of it."
    Thomas Jefferson



  • If you walked the entire length of the China's Great Wall, you would be walking farther than the distance between New York City and Miami, Florida. The wall stretches for over 1,500 miles. The driving distance between New York and Miami is just over 1,250 miles. Provided you don't get lost.
  • In Muddy, Illinois, the post office measures only 7½ by 10½ feet, about the size of a garden shed. If it wasn't for a sign hanging above the door stating, "U.S. Post Office, Muddy, IL., 62965," finding the tiny, wooden building could be difficult. It is believed to be one of the smallest post offices in the United States.
  • Zaire is the world leader in cobalt mining, producing two-thirds of the world's cobalt supply.



  • Somebody makes it and sells it. Somebody buys it but doesn't use it. Somebody uses it but doesn't see it. What is it?



    Yogi Berra
    If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em.
    Yogi Berra



    “Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.”



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