I'm intrigued to know of any scenes featured in motion picture that contain an evident (and, frankly, effortless) command of the English language, from characters that are genuine intellectuals. If you'd like, you can type out any particular scene that you post, if it's difficult to understand from just listening to it.
I think, for me, it's got to be this scene from V for Vendetta:
"Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, so let me simply add that it is my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V."
I'm interested to know if there are more like this, though. Fire away.
Most eloquent, verbose and loquacious scenes featured in films Watch
Last edited by lustawny; 02-02-2015 at 06:36.
- 26-01-2015 06:49
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- 26-01-2015 13:25
Always like Kevin Spacey's lecture in The Life of David Gale.
"Fantasies have to be unrealistic because the moment, the second that you get what you seek, you don't, you can't want it anymore. In order to continue to exist, desire must have its objects perpetually absent. It's not the "it" that you want, it's the fantasy of "it." So, desire supports crazy fantasies. This is what Pascal means when he says that we are only truly happy when daydreaming about future happiness. Or why we say the hunt is sweeter than the kill. Or be careful what you wish for. Not because you'll get it, but because you're doomed not to want it once you do. So the lesson of Lacan is, living by your wants will never make you happy. What it means to be fully human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals and not to measure your life by what you've attained in terms of your desires but those small moments of integrity, compassion, rationality, even self-sacrifice. Because in the end, the only way that we can measure the significance of our own lives is by valuing the lives of others."