February 14, 2015

That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best - make it all up - but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.
Ernest Hemingway

"If you cannot do it, do not do it"
Johann (Maximilian Schell), Julia (1977)

"I was under medication when I made the decision to burn the tapes."
Richard Nixon

Tin Men (1987) (part 1 of 4)
  • Production designer Peter Jamison was having trouble finding the right kind of house to match Barry Levinson's exact specifications, namely a three-storey wooden structure with a little lawn, set back from the road, and in need of a new frame. Levinson told him to go to 4211 Springdale Avenue, Baltimore, which was the house where he grew up.
  • The Diner where the 'tin men' regularly eat has aluminum siding but in the second chapter it is being renovated (meaning: progress/change) by overlaying a brick and mortar facade.
  • The nickname of Bill Babowsky (Richard Dreyfuss) was "BB".
  • Some movie posters for this film featured a long blurb that read: "The Year - 1963. Selling the American Dream is a risky, funny business - you could wind up paying with your wife!".
  • The movie featured quite a number of Cadillac cars. According to the IMCDb, these included such Cadillac makes and models as a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, 1958, 1959 and 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritzs, 1961 and 1963 Cadillac Coupe DeVilles and a 1960 Cadillac Series 62.

  • America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln

  • On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
  • Parker Brothers prints about 50 billion dollars worth of Monopoly money in one year.
  • Calvin and Hobbes: Hobbes originally had pads on his hands and feet but Bill Waterson (the creator) found them too distracting and removed them.

  • A farmer and his hired help were carrying grain to the barn. The farmer carried one sack of grain and the hired help carried two sacks. Who carried the heavier load and why?

    He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends

    A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

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