The toughest thing about the shield was making it believable that [Captain America] could throw this thing, have it bounce off something, then take some guy out and have it come back to him. We tried some practical stuff, where he’s throwing a rubber shield. Nothing worked until we handed it over to Chris Evans, until we said, ‘Okay, we’ve got this shield. It’s this wide, it weighs this much. What would you do? How would you throw it?’ And he came up with some really interesting ways of doing it. He had nothing in his hands, he was just miming the actions. It was basically Chris Evans’ ability to mime throwing and catching the shield that made it work.”
- Joe Johnston, director, Captain America: The First Avenger
"Horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia terrent"
'Horror everywhere in my mind, the silences themselves scare me’
Saint-Jerome the Hermit, patron saint of Translators, Scribes and Writers.
- Common attributes: Book, lion, skull, cardinal’s hat, withered old man
- Occasional attributes: Cardinal’s robes, crucifix, rock
- Patron saint of: Translators, archivists, librarians, libraries, students and school children
- Patron of places: Saint-Jérôme (Quebec)
- Feast day: Sept 30 (June 15)
- Most often depicted: In the wilderness contemplating death or Christ, writing in a book, hitting himself in the chest with a rock, having an angel blow a trumpet in his face, receiving his last communion before death
- Relics: Santa Maria Maggiore, in Rome
"As a student in Rome, he engaged in the superficial escapades and wanton behaviour of students there, which he indulged in quite casually but for which he suffered terrible bouts of repentance afterwards. To appease his conscience, he would visit on Sundays the sepulchers of the martyrs and the Apostles in the catacombs. This experience would remind him of the terrors of hell.”