Saturday, December 04, 2010

'I Love You Phillip Morris'

Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey in 'I Love You Phillip Morris' based on this guy's life:

Steven Russell in a Texas prison, from which he has escaped (just walking out the front door without a weapon or hostage) four times. NPR talked with him:

"Everything comes to me through something just like that slot right there," Russell says, turning around to look at his narrow portal to the world. "My mail, my food, my books, everything. My radio, my commissary. And you don't ever reach out and touch," he says with a giggle.


Russell's excited about the movie — what he's seen of it. He particularly thinks Carrey gets the daydreaming thing: Russell says he often sits and consciously starts to daydream, determined to think about something other than his 144-year sentence. (One hundred and 19 years of it is for the escapes.)

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