February 15, 2015

Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
Andy Rooney

[Sliding along the gun barrel to look out a small window]" It's a mark six... And we've got it by the ass!"
Oddball (Donald Sutherland), Kelly's Heroes (1970)

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

Tin Men (1987) (part 2 of 4)
  • The second film in writer-director Barry Levinson's series of four "Baltimore Films" . The others are Diner (1982), Avalon (1990) and Liberty Heights (1999). However, Allmovie states that Tin Men (1987) is "the second [film] of director Barry Levinson's Baltimore Trilogy (the first was Diner (1982), the third _Avalon (1990)_".
  • Both of this 1987 movie's two top billed leads, 'Danny de Vito' and Richard Dreyfuss (1st), both had starred in a film opposite actress Bette Midler the previous 1986 year, in Ruthless People (1986) and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) respecitvely. Moreover, third billed Barbara Hershey acted opposite Midler the following 1988 year in Beaches (1988). Bette Midler though does not appear in Tin Men (1987).
  • The meaning and relevance of this film's "Tin Men" title refers to a slang colloquial expression that refers to door-to-door aluminum siding salesmen.
  • One of three 1987 movies starring actor Richard Dreyfussfirst released in that year. The other pictures were Nuts (1987) and Stakeout (1987).
  • One of a number of movies that actor Richard Dreyfuss made at the Walt Disney film studios during the 1980s under the studio's Touchstone Pictures banner.

  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
    Colin Powell

  • It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".
  • Charlie Brown's father was a barber.
  • Lucy and Linus (who where brother and sister) had another little brother named Rerun. (He sometimes played left-field on Charlie Brown's baseball team, [when he could find it!]).

  • In the NBA, how many men are on the basketball court for each team

    Show me a piano falling down a mineshaft and I'll show you A-flat minor.

    The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.

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