June 4, 2015

Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards.
Samuel Beckett

"I do none harm, I say none harm, I think none harm. And if this be not enough to keep a man alive, in good faith I long not to live."
— Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield), A Man for All Seasons (1966)

“In spite of being complicated people choose superstitions over common sense.”
Amit Kalantri

A Man for All Seasons (1966) (part 1 of 6)
  • Truckloads of Styrofoam were ordered to simulate a snowy landscape. As soon as it was delivered, real snow began falling.
  • Orson Welles used an exact duplicate of Cardinal Wolsey's official seal, as well as authentic sheepskin parchment and a quill pen.
  • The trial and execution scenes are based very closely on an eyewitness account, published anonymously in the Paris Newsletter of August 4, 1535.
  • Vanessa Redgrave refused to be paid for her cameo role as Anne Boleyn
  • Charlton Heston lobbied heavily for the role of Thomas More, but was never seriously considered by the producers as a candidate for the role. Heston would go on to play More in several stage productions of the play and ultimately film a television production of it in 1988.

  • For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
    Bo Bennett

  • Ignoramus: The grand jury used to write ignoramus on the back of indictments not found or not to be sent to court. This was often constructed as an indication of the stupidity of the jury, hence its present meaning.
  • Camels chew in a figure 8 pattern.
  • India has a bill ro rights for cows
  • Jackals have one more pair of chromosomes than dogs or wolves.
  • Dartboards are made out of horse hairs.

  • I am on three legs when I rest and on one when I work,

    Benjamin Franklin
    “than that of defrauding the government.”

    "A gambler with a system, must be to a greater or lesser extent, insane"

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