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    Most powerful movie/videogame speeches?

    Hey everyone. I am looking for references for a WIP im doing (you can find it in the sketches/works in progress section). Basically what I want are scenes from movies, or videogames giving a powerful or moving speech to a rallied audience. What I want specifically is something comparable to the intro to the playstation2 game Killzone . Something I can freezeframe for reference, or if you have favorite pictures even better. Thanks!

    P.S. just titles of the game/movie would be fine, i should be able to find the rest of the info i need on my own, and I've already googled up some nice ref photos, but would just like a broader library or ref images.
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    I always like Thulsa Doom's speeches in Conan the Barbarian (he has a couple), but doubt it's very helpful here

    "That is strength, boy! THAT is power! The power and the strength of flesh! What is steel compared to the hand that wields it?"
    "Every little step considered one at a time is not terribly daunting" - Ethan Coen

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    Hey, man. Anything that can help me with getting the "powerful speech through gesture" thing down is good. Although i should have been more specific in my request, something like a podium <-> rallied army setting. Thanks .
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    Every scene like that, in every movie/game, is a riff on Triumph of the Will. Go back to the source, if you can stomach it.

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    The speech from Gladiator

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    Street Fighter. Van Damme.
    Cry every time.

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    What will you do with that freedom? | The Speech from Braveheart

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    "Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!"

    And of course Bluto from 'Animal House'.

    "Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough... the tough get goin'!"

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    We few, we lucky few ...

    Henry V. in his Crispin Day Speech (Shakespeare)

    WESTMORELAND
    O that we now had here
    But one ten thousand of those men in England
    That do no work to-day!

    KING HENRY V
    What's he that wishes so?
    My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin:
    If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
    To do our country loss; and if to live,
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
    God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
    By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
    Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
    It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
    Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
    But if it be a sin to covet honour,
    I am the most offending soul alive.
    No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:
    God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
    As one man more, methinks, would share from me
    For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
    Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
    That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
    Let him depart; his passport shall be made
    And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
    We would not die in that man's company
    That fears his fellowship to die with us.
    This day is called the feast of Crispian:
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
    And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
    And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
    Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
    But he'll remember with advantages
    What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
    Familiar in his mouth as household words
    Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
    Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
    Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remember'd;
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition:
    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

    (Not as badass as Bluto but near)
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    This one
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    "I've seen things you wouln´t believe..."

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    Can't remember anything from the one in Braveheart apart from it feeling good at the time. But like Ewell said - Triumph of the Will.

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    First videogame 'speech' that came to my mind was unfortunately only a broadcast.. but here it is anyway:

    Starcraft: Coronation Speech of Arcturus I, Emperor of the Terran Dominion



    Fellow Terrans, I come to you in the wake of recent events to issue a call to reason. Let no human deny the perils of our time. While we battle one another, divided by the petty strife of our common history, the tide of a greater conflict is turning against us, threatening to destroy all that we have accomplished. It is time for us as nations and as individuals to set aside our long-standing feuds and unite. The tides of an unwinnable war are upon us, and we must seek refuge on higher ground, lest we be swept away by the flood.

    The Confederacy is no more. Whatever semblance of unity and protection it once provided is a phantom; a memory. With our enemies left unchecked, who will you turn to for protection? The devastation wrought by the alien invaders is self-evident. We have seen our homes and villages destroyed by the calculated blows of the Protoss. We have seen first-hand our friends and loved ones consumed by the nightmarish Zerg. Unprecedented and unimaginable though they may be, these are the signs of our time.

    The time has come my fellow Terrans, to rally to a new banner. In unity lies strength; already many of the dissident factions have joined us. Out of the many, we shall forge an indivisible whole, capitulating only to a single throne.

    And from that throne.. ..I.. shall watch over you.

    From this day forward, let no human make war on any other human. Let no Terran agency conspire against this new beginning. And let no man consort with alien powers. And to all the enemies of humanity, seek not to bar our way, for we shall win through, no matter the cost!

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    final speech from "Grapes of Wrath"

    "Whereever there is weaknest and Hunger..I'll be there.."

    the Finanl speech from Chaplin's "The great Dictator" Which was.. BTW written by my grandfather

    and of course "As God is my witness.....I'll never be hungry again!"

    and if you can't place that one start watching more old movies

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    "Whereever there is weaknest and Hunger..I'll be there.."
    which prompts me to add the Three Amigos:

    "Wherever there is injustice, you will find us. Wherever there is suffering, we'll be there. Wherever liberty is threatened, you will find... The Three Amigos!"
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    Independance Day or Braveheart.
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    Braveheart, definetly Braveheart.

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    for one that may actually be of use to you, Starship Troopers is jam packed with this sort of imagery (very heavily influenced by Triumph of the Will I believe, as Elwell mentioned)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sept13
    Braveheart, definetly Braveheart.
    oh man I was gonna post that...
    ''they can take our lives, but they can never take our FREEDOM''
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asoir
    Street Fighter. Van Damme.
    Holy crap!...:

    Colonel William F. Guile: [solemnly] "Troopers, I just received new orders. Our superiors say the war is cancelled. We can all go home. Bison is getting paid off for his crimes, and our friends who have died here will have died for nothing. But, we can all go home. Meanwhile, ideals like peace, freedom, and justice, they get packed up. But, we can all go home."
    [angrily]
    Colonel William F. Guile: "Well, I'm not going home. I'm gonna get on my boat, and I'm going up river, and I'm going to kick that son of a bitch Bison's ass so hard that the next Bison wannabe is gonna feel it! Now, who wants to go home... and who wants to go with me?"
    [the troopers cheer]



    How about every critic's favourite flick:

    Most powerful movie/videogame speeches?

    (I don't even remember what Welle's saying here)...
    LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!

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    Call me a nerd, but I really like some of the speeches from The Lord of the Rings. Theoden's and Aragorn's, specifically.

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    Different kinda rally..

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/Movi...chgandhi4.html

    The additional resources on the site are really great as well, many with pictures and audio, and some with video.

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/moviespeeches.htm
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

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    Silly i know.. but the speech Morpheus gives in matrix always sends chills down my spine.

    oh look.. its on youtube.
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    That's not silly, man. That's the kind of stuff I'm looking for. I got some ideas for body gestures I could incorporate, and the speech had a messege. I've never been a very big fan of the matrix series.. but that helps. Plus (and this is really the important thing) i didn't have to download or buy anything just watched a streaming clip.
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    rallying, rabble-rousing speech at a podium.... um, Hitler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yiako
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    "I've seen things you wouln´t believe..."
    absofuckinglutely.

    " I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark... near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears... in rain. Time... to die. "

    not so much a speech, but an excelent quote, from the same:
    Tyrell: [Tyrell explains to Roy why he can't extend his lifespan] The facts of life... to make an alteration in the evolvement of an organic life system is fatal. A coding sequence cannot be revised once it's been established.
    Batty: Why not?
    Tyrell: Because by the second day of incubation any cells that have undergone reversion mutation give rise to revertant colonies like rats leaving a sinking ship, then the ship sinks.
    Batty: What about EMS recombination?
    Tyrell: We've already tried it, ethyl, methane, sulfinate as an alkalating agent and potent mutagen, it created a virus so lethal the subject was dead before it even left the table.
    Batty: Then a repressor protein, that would block the operating cells.
    Tyrell: Wouldn't obstruct replication but it does give rise to an error in replication so that the newly formed DNA strand carries with it a mutation and you've got a virus again... but this, all of this is academic. You were made as well as we could make you.
    Batty: But not to last.
    Tyrell: The light that burns twice as bright burns for half as long and you have burned so very, very brightly Roy. Look at you, you're the prodigal son, you're quite a prize.
    Batty: I've done questionable things.
    Tyrell: Also extraodinary things, revel in your time.
    Batty: Nothing the God of bio-mechanics wouldn't put you in heaven for.

    Gaff: You've done a man's job, sir. I guess you're through, huh?
    Deckard: Finished.
    [Gaff throws Deckard his gun]
    Gaff: It's too bad she won't live! But then again, who does?

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    Hannah, despondent over the recent events, hears the barber's speech on the radio, and is amazed when "Hynkel" addresses her directly: "Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up! Look up, Hannah! The clouds are lifting, the sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness and into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their greed, their hate, and their brutality. Look up, Hannah!" The film concludes with Hannah indeed looking up, with a renewed sense of optimism.
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    Team America, assholes, pussies and dicks speech. So moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor
    Team America, assholes, pussies and dicks speech. So moving.
    LMFAO too damn right.
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