February 5, 2015

How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!

"I am the most renowned killer of fish in the whole United States Army Air Force."
— Yossarian (Alan Arkin) Catch-22 (1970)

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
George Orwell

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (part 11 of 19)
  • The Italian title for the movie is "Le ali della libertà", which means "The Wings of Freedom".
  • The Shawshank prison, in the book and in the movie, was loosely based on Thomaston prison, an aging prison located in Thomaston, Maine. That real life prison closed in 2004 due to its small size and dilapidated structure.
  • The original story appears in Different Seasons, a collection of short books by Stephen King that also includes Apt Pupil (1998), "The Body" (filmed Stand by Me (1986)) and The Breathing Method. The latter is the only entry which has not been adapted into a film as of 2014. The Apt Pupil story briefly mentions that Andy Dufresne handled the finances of Apt Pupil's main bad guy Kurt Dussander between 1945 and 1947.
  • The Italian title for the movie is "Le ali della libertà", which means "The Wings of Freedom".
  • Among the changes that Frank Darabont made to the story from the original novella was that there were originally three wardens and that Brooks' poignant story was conveyed in one paragraph.
  • Clancy Brown, who plays Captain Hadley in this film, played another character named Captain Hadley in The Guardian (2006).
  • Since filming schedule was very tight in Mansfield, Ohio anyone who held up production time were threatened to be fined. Both Tim Robbins and William Sadler showed up late once but were never fined. Filming in Mansfield, Ohio finished ahead of schedule.

  • Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature can not be changed
    Abraham Lincoln

  • Lang Martin balanced seven golf balls vertically without adhesive at Charlotte, NC on 9 February 1980.
  • Boasting nearly 30 brewery locations, Nigeria has emerged as the largest beer-producing country in Africa. The continent's 8,000-year brewing history began with ancient Egyptian commercial brewing dynasties and still includes handmade tribal beers.
  • New York City has the most skyscrapers of any city in the world with 140. Chicago is a distant second at 68. The term "skyscraper" technically describes all habitable buildings with a height of more than 500 ft (152m).

  • What is so delicate that when you say its name it is broken? /b>

    Top Ten Amish Spring Break Activities
    1. Churn butter in short sleeves.

    “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

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