Quote of the Day
“You can continue to defer your dreams in exchange for money and, you know, die without ever having done the thing you set out to do.”
-- Director Frank Darabont, who was offered $3 million by Rob Reiner who wanted to direct his script, “The Shawshank Redemption” (with Tom Cruise as Andy Dufresne); but Darabont wanted to direct it himself and held out, as recounted in Margaret Heidenry's excellent Vanity Fair piece, “The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time.” Sylvester Stallone actually has a similar story about “Rocky”: he would get big bucks for the script but they wanted Ryan O'Neal as the lead. He held out, too.
I actually hated this scene when I saw it in the theater. In my head I was yelling, “Quit emoting! Get out of there! You want to get caught again? Idiot!”