January 27, 2015


The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
William Hazlitt



"You watch your phraseology!"
Mayor Shinn (Paul Ford), The Music Man (1962)



I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy
W. C. Fields



MOVIE TRIVA
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (part 2 of 19)
  • The mugshots of a young-looking Morgan Freeman that are attached to his parole papers are actually pictures of Morgan's younger son, Alfonso Freeman. Alfonso also had a cameo in the movie as a con shouting "Fresh fish! Fresh fish today! We're reeling 'em in!"
  • Clancy Brown said that he received several offers from real-life corrections officers to work with him to make his portrayal of Captain Hadley more realistic. He turned them all down because Hadley was an evil character and he didn't want to misrepresent real corrections officers.
  • Although it is never directly stated in the film, allegedly Brooks is in prison for murdering his wife and daughter after a losing streak at poker.
  • Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Paul Newman and Robert Redford were all considered for the part of Red. In the original novella, Red is a middle-aged Irishman with graying red hair. However, Frank Darabont always had Morgan Freeman in mind for the role because of his authoritative presence, demeanor and deep voice.
  • Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Johnny Depp and Charlie Sheen were all considered for the part of Andy Dufresne. Hanks turned it down because he was committed to Forrest Gump (1994). Costner liked the script a lot but was then embroiled in the filming of Waterworld (1995).



  • If you give what you do not need, it isn't giving.
    Mother Teresa



  • The Bingham Canyon copper mine in Utah is the biggest manmade hole on Earth. It is more than a half-mile deep and 2.5 miles across. An astronaut can see this hole from the space shuttle with his bare eyes.
  • One of the world's tallest, fastest roller coasters: Buffalo Bill's 'Desperado'.
  • Westwood Studios' computer game 'Command and Conquer' is the most successful war game series of all time according to Guinness Book of World Records.



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    What english word means burning wood when you take away the first letter of the word?



    It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.



    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.



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