Monday, May 28, 2012

And They Will Know What We Can Do!

Battle speeches. They have fascinated me for years. Breaking down all my favorites and exploring what each battle speech accomplishes for film would fill a book. I love them so.

Much greatness missing from this mash-up because, really, who can get them all? One absent speech that speaks the universal language of the underdog is Meatballs. "It just doesn't matter! It just doesn't matter!" Regardless, this clip makes you FEEL what battle speeches are about. For me, the primary point of the battle speech is to make sure the viewer is in on the plight, is climbing that mountain with you, and is invested in the outcome. Sure, it reveals character and advances the story into high gear but it also puts your viewer in the front seat and makes them want their own hands on that steering wheel.

This is your time!

Seize the day!

Never surrender!

Victory or death!

That's the Chicago way!

Who's with me!


E.C. Henry said...

You have a good heart, Maryan. I've NEVER been into rally speeches before, but I did like the combo video you found. Did you notice at then end it had, "OVERTHINKINGIT.COM" in subtitled text over the video. LOVED that (appeals to my sarcastic nature)

Hope you win that Nichols this year. :)


E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA a.k.a a land far-far away from your native Texas.

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