June 30, 2015

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carol

"One way or another, I am going to nail that guy. I mean literally, fillet him, nail his hide to a tree, spread it with jam and watch the squirrels go to town."
— Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack), In Plain Sight - High Price Spread (2008)

Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.
Philip Larkin

Heaven's Gate (1980) (part 6 of 13)
  • Reportedly, the film's cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond once said that the key personnel who worked on the picture had thought prior to release that they had made a good film. Zsgimond has said he was depressed for about a year due to the film's massive drubbing by critics and enormous failure at the box-office.
  • Despite the film's critical and commercial failure, French critics compared director Michael Cimino to auteurs Orson Welles and Erich von Stroheim, one French critic calling Cimino "the Tolstoy of the camera".
  • Misuse of an oil-based stain during construction of some sets caused nearby Two Medicine Lake to be covered with an oily sheen for the duration of production.
  • Some of John Hurt's scripted scenes had to be re-written or canceled as he had to leave the production to start shooting on The Elephant Man (1980).
  • The shot of Kris Kristofferson waking from a drunken sleep and cracking a whip at the group of men that wake was shot in 52 takes and required a full day of filming. The single shot lasts less than a second in the final film.
  • To build the various large sets for the film, notable for their intricate detail, the production utilized the skills of around 150 carpenters. The picture was Oscar nominated for one Academy Award - for Best Art Direction.

  • Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
    John Adams

  • Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).
  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  • Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails.
  • The Nullarbor Plain of Australia covers 100,000 square miles (160,900 km) without a tree.
  • Salt Lake City has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street.

  • There was once a man who had a very selfish and unkind son. So one day the father sent his son to the market with one coin and said, "I am sick and tired of your selfish ways. Take this coin and buy with it: something to feed the cows, something to plant in the garden, something for us to eat, and something for us to drink. Dont come back until you do this!" He is only allowed to buy one item. What did he buy that fulfilled his father's wish?

    What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin

    “The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.”

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