February 1, 2015

I'm not a trained musician. When folks talk about 'Well, you go to this or that' - the tenor, or the third part - I don't really know what they're talking about.
Emmylou Harris

"Greed is good."
Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Wall Street (1987)

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you.--
Mary Bly

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (part 7 of 19)
  • At the end of the movie, there is a dedication to Allen Greene. He was Frank Darabont's agent and also a close personal friend. He died just before the completion of the movie due to AIDS complications.
  • The most rented video of 1995.
  • Stephen King has said that his original novella was a culmination of all the memories he had from watching prison movies when he was a child.
  • Frank Darabont took a pay cut in order to be allowed to shoot his own script.
  • One of the reasons why they didn't employ the full title of the Stephen King novella - "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" - was because there was a perception in Hollywood that this was actually going to be a biopic of Rita Hayworth. Indeed, Frank Darabont even received solicitations of audition request from several actresses and supermodels and their agents about playing the lead.
  • Unusually the voiceover narration was recorded before filming began and was then played on set to dictate the rhythm of each scene. The guide track was recorded in an Iowa recording studio by Morgan Freeman in only 40 minutes. Unfortunately, there was a minor hiss to the track which sound engineers in Los Angeles were unable to eradicate. Consequently it had to be re-recorded in a proper studio; this time it took 3 weeks.
  • Frank Darabont wrote the script in eight weeks.

  • He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise
    James Agate

  • Groundbreaking is set to happen later this year in Chicago, Illinois for a new skyscraper. 7 South Dearborn Avenue will rise to a height of 1,550 feet at its rooftop and an additional 450 feet of HDTV Antennas will be attached to it's roof. This architectural marvel was inspired by the mast of a racing yacht and will sit on a 200ft lot. Currently the world's tallest building is the Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Petronas Towers measures 1,483ft.
  • The Corinthian columns in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, are among the tallest in the world at 75 feet high, 8 feet in diameter, 25 feet in circumference, each built of 70,000 bricks.
  • The largest incense stick ever made was almost fifteen-feet long and six-inches thick.

  • A chest without hinges key or lid but inside golden treasures are hid. What is the chest and what is the treasure?

    Need an ark to save two of every animal? I noah guy.

    For auld lang syne, my dear,
    For auld lang syne,
    We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
    For auld lang syne!

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