November 5, 2009

Who Needs To Get Fired Up?

Here's forty of cinema's most inspirational speeches (and a few not so inspirational speeches) cut into a two minute montage. I think not including Alec Baldwin's epic speech from Glengarry Glen Ross is an almost unforgivable oversight, but alas, this is still pretty cool. For those of you that are gonna say Baldwin berating the staff in Glengarry isn't exactly inspirational, well, if Samuel L. Jackson quoting scripture before murdering people is considered inspirational so is Baldwin's rant.

For my money, the movie that always gets me feeling like a world beater is Rudy (which is included here) but strangely, they don't use the key part of the speech where Charles S. Dutton tells him "You're five foot nothin', a hundred and nothin' and you have barely a speck of athletic ability and you hung in there with the best college football players in the land for 2 years!" Such a great movie. The scene, toward the end, where the players file into the coaches off laying their jersey's down on his desk and saying "Coach, I want Rudy to play for me" gives me chills each time I watch it.

I also think it's odd that John Belushi's Animal House speech is included, though not the classic line where he says "Did we give up when the German's bombed Pearl Harbour? No!"

My thanks to the incomparable epop for the link.

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