February 6, 2015

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God
Jean Anouilh

" I can't imagine anyone murdering themselves, especially a young girl like that. Beautiful eyes. But that's me. I'd like to see everyone die of old age."
— Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk), "Columbo: Étude in Black" (1972)

"I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version."
Colonel Oliver North

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (part 12 of 19)
  • The prison is located in the flightpath of C-130 Hercules aircraft of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, which caused all sorts of sound problems.
  • The exteriors were filmed at the defunct Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. The prison was in such poor condition, renovations had to be made prior to filming. However, most of the interiors were shot on a sound stage, because they determined it would be cheaper to build duplicates of the interiors rather than renovating the interiors of Mansfield.
  • The City of Mansfield, Ohio held all day open auditions for extras. So much interest was shown that they accepted no more people after 3pm.
  • The name of Andy Dufresne's wife is Linda Collins-Dufresne. In the movie, she wasn't identified at all.
  • The Norwegian title for the movie is "Frihetens Regn", which means "The Rain of Freedom".
  • In Denmark the movie was titled "En Verden Udenfor", which translates to "A World Outside".
  • The Hungarian title of the movie is "A Remény Rabjai" which means "The Prisoners of Hope".

  • "Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously."
    G.K. Chesterton

  • The largest movie theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, opened in December, 1932. It originally had 5,945 seats.
  • The largest pyramid in the world is not in Egypt but in Cholulu de Rivadahia, Mexico. It is 177 feet tall and covers 25 acres. It was built sometime between 6 and 12 AD.
  • The largest stained-glass window in the world is at Kennedy International Airport in New York City. It can be seen on the American Airlines terminal building and measures 300 feet long by 23 feet high.

  • A three year old girl, and a 100 year old man have had exactly the same amount of birthdays. How many birthdays have they had?

    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
    A man is only worth the sum of his possessions

    "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

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