June 5, 2015

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Albert Camus

[Yelling]"Why don't you leave me?... For God's sake, I'd almost marry you if you'd leave me."
— Jonathan (Jack Nicholson), Carnal Knowledge (1971)

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne

A Man for All Seasons (1966) (part 2 of 6)
  • The producers originally wanted Laurence Olivier as Thomas More and Alec Guinness as Wolsey, but director Fred Zinnemann insisted on Paul Scofield and Orson Welles in the roles.
  • Robert Bolt borrowed the title from Robert Whittinton, a contemporary of Thomas More, who in 1520 wrote of him: "More is a man of an angel's wit and singular learning; I know not his fellow. For where is the man of that gentleness, lowliness and affability? And, as time requireth, a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes, and sometime of as sad gravity: a man for all seasons."
  • To keep the budget under $2 million, all the actors took salary cuts. The only actors to receive payments over £10,000 were Orson Welles, Paul Scofield and Susannah York.
  • Paul Scofield won the 1962 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "A Man for All Seasons" and recreated his role in the filmed production.
  • According to Welles, he had Zinnemann removed from the set and directed his scenes himself.

  • The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.
  • In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
  • Dibble means to drink like a duck.
  • It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland.
  • A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

  • After I have risen to my fullest of height, I am sentenced to die at the peak of my life. Now I'm in a box living my second life, Only to be killed again in 5 minutes at the touch of a light. What am I?


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