February 4, 2015

Nobody gets Justice. People only get good luck of bad luck.
Orson Wells

"You're good. You're very good"
— Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart), The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (part 10 of 19)
  • In the movie Red (Morgan Freeman) says "I commited murder." when Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) asked him what he was in Shawshank for. In "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption", the Stephen King novella on which the movie is based, Red is serving three life sentences for murdering his wife, his neighbor's wife and his neighbor's son. Red disconnected the brakes on his car in order to kill his wife to collect on an insurance policy. He did not plan on two other people joining his wife for her ill-fated drive.
  • The man sitting behind Gil Bellows (Tommy Williams) on the bus is Dennis Baker, a former warden of the Ohio State Reformatory, where the primary filming took place.
  • On the wall in Andy Dufresne's cell is a picture of Albert Einstein. Tim Robbins, who portrayed Andy Dufresne also played in the fictional movie about Einstein, I.Q. (1994).
  • Voted #1 Must See Movie of all time by listeners of Capital FM in London.
  • The final scene was filmed on the U.S. Virgin islands in the Caribbean, but in the film it is supposed to be the Pacific Ocean.
  • Initially, Frank Darabont was planning to make his directorial debut with a Child's Play (1988) type of horror movie, although he wasn't particularly enthusiastic about the prospect of doing so. Instead, he decided to adapt Stephen King's atypical short story. The resulting script soon became a hot ticket around Hollywood, attracting interest from stars like Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise.

  • If you try you may fail, if you don't try you're guaranteed to fail.
    Jesse Jackson

  • The world's largest bullfighting ring is in Mexico City.
  • The world's largest Gothic cathedral is in new York City. It is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street. The cathedral measures 601 feet long, 146 feet wide, and has a transept measuring 320 feet from end to end.
  • The world's longest suspension bridge opened to traffic on April 5, 1998. The 3,911-meter (12,831-feet) Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is 580 meters (1,900 feet) longer than the Humber Bridge in England, the previous record holder.

  • What is the situation? I am afraid to go home because the man in the mask is there...

    A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

    “Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think.”

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