July 12, 2015

Nothing in fine print is ever good news.
Andy Rooney

"Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed that he hath grown so great?"
— Cassius (John Gielgud), Julius Caesar (1953)

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
William Shakespeare

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) (part 5 of 11 )
  • Jessica Tandy was originally slated to play Blanche, after creating the role on Broadway. The role was given to Vivien Leigh (after Olivia de Havilland refused it) because she had more box-office appeal. De Havilland turned down the role because her-then husband Marcus Goodrich advised against her playing it.
  • Shot on a 36-day schedule.
  • After Blanche first arrives at the Kowalskis' she and Stella have an argument in which Blanche says "Where were you. In there with your Polack!" In the play her line was, "In bed with your Polack!" In the movie Blanche says she has had "many meetings with strangers!" In the play it was, "many intimacies with strangers!"
  • In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #47 Greatest Movie of All Time. Robert Mitchum was offered the role of Stanley Kowalski, but RKO refused to let him do it.

  • I am a part of all that I have seen.
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • A female swine, or a sow, will always have a even number of teats or nipples, usually twelve.
  • It takes 8.5 minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
  • Lightning strikes the earth about 8 million times a day.

  • I can be long, or I can be short.
    I can be grown, and I can be bought.
    I can be painted, or left bare.
    I can be round, or square.
    What am I?

    When the window fell into the incinerator, it was a pane in the ash to retrieve.

    "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."

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