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Our Favorite Speeches: Beautiful Girls

Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg reportedly scripted this 1996 slice of small-town American life while he was stuck in Boston one winter, awaiting word from Disney about his screenplay for Con Air. Craving something a little less explosive, he decided to write a story about his hometown friends and the way they dealt with their impending 30s and the notion of spending their entire lives in the same town they… Continue reading Our Favorite Speeches: Beautiful Girls

Our Favorite Speeches: ‘Network’

networkposter Our Favorite Speeches: NetworkYou don’t need to have seen Network to be roused by the film’s iconic “Mad as Hell” speech. You don’t need to work in network television, live in the ‘70s, or face retirement. This scene transcends time, ripping the viewer out of the present and into that exact, electric moment when Peter Finch’s Howard Beale explodes.

The speech taps into the boiling experience of anger. Beale… Continue reading Our Favorite Speeches: 'Network'

FMJ Our Favorite Speeches: Full Metal Jacket

Before toughie R. Lee Ermey was selling commercials for Geico (ugh) and spewing Obama/socialist rants, he was tearing up the young blood in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket. The retired United States Marine Corps drill instructor plays Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the film – a type that the actor first took on in The Boys in Company “C,” and would continue with in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. Ermey was… Continue reading Our Favorite Speeches: 'Full Metal Jacket'