Larry Crowne Speech 217

Larry Crowne (2011) is a movie written and directed by Tom Hanks, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts about a middle age man who gets downsized from his job at big-box store, decides to get back to college and his life changes …

– That leaves only Mr. Crowne and George Bernard Shaw.
= Uh, that’s “Geography Show”, remember?
– Right, the study of the Earth.
= Yes, study of the Earth, and there goes my opening remark.Thank you.
The equator is that imaginary line that separates the Earth into the northern and the southern hemisphere. And when you cross it for the first time it’s a very big deal if you are in the Navy, even if you’re a culinary specialist. The old guys make you dress up in goofy costumes and you have to sing these bawdy songs. And they play practical jokes on you. When I did it for the first time, years ago, a chief petty officer ordered me to stand watch until I saw the equator as we passed it, and I would recognize it by the big posts that were sunk into the ocean floor and spaced every 100 yards. And, obviously, I never hit my rack that night. Remember the old commercial for the Navy? “Join the Navy, see the world”? Well, it’s true. I did. I saw landmarks that were both manmade and the natural things. I saw deltas, I saw mountain ranges. I saw the Rock of Gibraltar. I saw Hong Kong. And I saw the southern sky, which has different stars than the northern sky does. In the Navy, I went around the world five times. I saw the aurora borealis. I had shore leave in Australia, couple of times. Quite memorable. And I saw the Great Lakes from the rail of a missile frigate while I was on the Great Lakes. I boiled and peeled and mashed and hashed an awful lot of potatoes. I saw pasta once a week. Spaghetti Wednesdays, when I was in charge of the galley. I learned a lot of geography in the Navy but I would never be able to communicate it to you with such ease unless I had taken a class like this. I believe it was George Bernard Shaw who once quipped, “A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition and art into pedantry. Hence a university education.” Sounds to me like George Bernard Shaw must have taken a college class maybe even Speech 217, the Art of Informal Remarks.
Ding-ding! Applause, please! Yeah!


Patch Adams Final Appeal

Patch.Adams.1998.XviD.AC3.2AUDIO.CD3-WAF.avi_002125872.jpgYou have been accused of practicing medicine without a license, are you aware that it’s unlawful to practice medicine without a medical license? 

Yes Sir, I am.

Are you aware that running a medical clinic without the proper licensing can place both you and the public in a great deal of danger?

Is a home a clinic, Sir.?

If you are admitting patients and treating them, physical location is irrelevant…

Sir, Can you define treatment for me?

yes, treatment would be defined as the care for a patient seeking medical attention, have you been treating patients Mr. Adams?

Well sir, I live with several people that come and go as they please and I offer them whatever help I can.

Mr. Adams, have you or have you not been treating patients at your ranch ?

Everyone who comes to the ranch is a patient, yes.
And every person who comes to the ranch is also a doctor.

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A memorable Quote from Ratatouille


… In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and theirselves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations, the new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau’s famous motto: Anyone can cook. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau’s, who is, in this critic’s opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau’s soon, hungry for more.

ضد الحكومه

أشكر أستاذي و زميلي الدكتور عبد النور الذي أتاح لي هذه الفرصة لاعلن كل خطايا أمامكم و على الملأ لعلي أتطهر منها … نعم أنا مثال للمحامي الفاسد بل أكثر فسادا مما يتصوره أستاذي… أنا ابن لهذه المرحلة و المراحل التي سبقتها… تفتح وعي مع التجربة الناصرية … أمنت بها و دافعت عنها… فرحت بانتصاراتها و تجرعت مرارة هزائمها و إنكساراتها
…هنت عندما هان كل شيء… و سقطت كما سقط الجميع في بئر سحيق من اللامبالاه و الإحساس بالعجز و قلة حيلة
أدركت قانون السبعينات و لعبت عليه و تفوقت… تاجرت في كل شيء… في القانون و الأخلاق و الشرف.. أنا لا أنكر شيئا و مستعد للحساب و تحمل المسئولية … بل أكثر من ذلك أعترف أمامكم إني دخلت هذه القضية طامعا في مبلغ تعويض ضخم لكن … لكني اصطدمت بحالة خاصة شديدة الخصوصية جعلتني أراجع نفسي .. أراجع موقفي كله… أراجع حياتي و حياتنا … اصطدمت بالمستقبل …

صبي من الذين حكم عليهم أن يكونوا ضمن ركاب أتوبيس الموت … رأيت فيه المستقبل الذي يحمل لنا طوق النجاه …. رأيتنا نسحقه دون أن يهتز لنا جفن نقتله و نحن متصورون أن هذه هي طبائع الامور فكان لا بد لي أن أقف و أصرخ … ان هذه جريمة … جريمة كبرى … لابد أن يحاسب من تسبب فيها… إني لا أطالب سوى محاسبة المسئولين الحقيقين عن قتل ٢٠ تلميذا لم يجنوا شيئا سوى أنهم أبنائنا أبناء العجز و الإهمال و التردي

كلنا فاسدون … كلنا فاسدون … لا أستثني أحدا حتى بالصمت العاجز قليل الحيله

سيدي الرئيس كل ما أطالب به أن نصلي جميعا صلاة واحدة .. لااله واحد .. إله العدل الواحد الأحد القاهر… لست صاحب مصلحة خاصة و ليس لذي سابق معرفة بشخص الذين أطلب مسألتهم و لكن لدي علاقة و مصلحة في هذه البلد … لدي مستقبل هنا أريد أن احميه … أنا لا أدين أحد بشكل مسبق و لكن أريد المال الحقيقيين عن هذه الكارثة بالمثول أمام عادالاتيكوم لموسألاثم و استجوابهم … فهل هذا كثير … أليسوا بشرا خطأين مثلنا … أليسوا قابلين لل ثواب و العقاب مثل باقي البشر

سيدي الرئيس أنا و معي المستقبل كله نلوذ بكم و نلجأ إليكم فاغيثونا والله موفق

أحمد زكي  و عاطف الطيب ١٩٩٢

A memorable quote of “Scent of a Woman”

– Mr. Willis’s testimony is not only vague, it is unsubstantiated. The substance I was looking for, Mr. Simms, was to come from you.

+ I’m sorry.

– I’m sorry too, Mr. Simms, because you know what I’m going to do, in as much as I can’t punish Mr. Havemeyer, Mr. Potter or Mr. Jameson ? And I won’t punish Mr. Willis. He’s the only party to this incident… who is still worthy of calling himself a Baird man. I’m going to recommend to the Disciplinary Committee… that you be expelled.
Mr. Simms, you are a cover-up artist… and you are a liar.

= But not a snitch !

– Excuse me ?

=No, I don’t think I will. Mr. Slade. This is such a crock of shit !

– Please watch your language, Mr. Slade. You are in the Baird school, not a barracks.
Mr. Simms, I will give you one final opportunity to speak up.

= Mr. Simms doesn’t want it. He doesn’t need to be labeled… “still worthy of being a Baird man.”
What the hell is that ? What is your motto here ?
“Boys, inform on your classmates, save your hide; anything short of that, we’re gonna burn you at the stake” ?
Well, gentlemen, when the shit hits the fan, some guys run…and some guys stay.
Here’s Charlie facin’ the fire, and there’s George…hidin’ in big daddy’s pocket.
And what are you doin’ ? You’re gonna reward George… and destroy Charlie.

-Are you finished, Mr. Slade ?

=No, I’m just gettin’ warmed up. I don’t know who went to this place. William Howard Taft, William Jennings Bryant,
William Tell, whoever. Their spirit is dead, if they ever had one. It’s gone.
You’re buildin’ a rat ship here, a vessel for seagoin’ snitches. And if you think you’re preparin’ these minnows for manhood, you better think again, because I say you are killin’ the very spirit… this institution proclaims it instills.
What a sham.
What kind of a show are you guys puttin’ on here today ?
I mean, the only class in this act is sittin’ next to me.
I’m here to tell you this boy’s soul is intact.
It’s non-negotiable.
You know how I know ?
Someone here, and I’m not gonna say who, offered to buy it.
Only Charlie here wasn’t sellin’.

– Sir, you’re out of order.

= I show you out of order. You don’t know what out of order is, Mr. Trask. I’d show you, but I’m too old, I’m too tired, too fuckin’ blind. If I were the man I was five years ago, I’d take… a flamethrower to this place !
Out of order ? Who the hell you think you’re talkin’ to ? I’ve been around, you know ?
There was a time I could see. And I have seen. Boys like these… younger than these, their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there is nothin’ like the sight… of an amputated spirit. There is no prosthetic for that.
You think you’re merely sendin’ this splendid foot soldier… back home to Oregon with his tail between his legs,
but I say you are… executin’ his soul !
And why Because he’s not a Baird man.
Baird men.
You hurt this boy, you’re gonna be Baird bums, the lot of you.
And, Harry, Jimmy, Trent, wherever you are out there, fuck you too !

– Stand down, Mr. Slade !

= I’m not finished. As I came in here, I heard those words: “cradle of leadership.”
Well, when the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, and it has fallen here. It has fallen. Makers of men, creators of leaders. Be careful what kind of leaders you’re producin’ here. I don’t know if Charlie’s silence here today… is right or wrong; I’m not a judge or jury. But I can tell you this: he won’t sell anybody out… to buy his future !
And that, my friends, is called integrity. That’s called courage. Now that’s the stuff leaders should be made of.
Now I have come to the crossroads in my life. I always knew what the right path was. Without exception, I knew,
but I never took it. You know why ? It was too damn hard.
Now here’s Charlie. He’s come to the crossroads. He has chosen a path. It’s the right path. It’s a path made of principle… that leads to character.
Let him continue on his journey. You hold this boy’s future in your hands, Committee. It’s a valuable future, believe me.
Don’t destroy it. Protect it. Embrace it.
It’s gonna make you proud one day, I promise you.

A Quote from “Cinema Paradiso”

” Once upon a time, a king gave a feast. And there came the most beautiful princesses of the realm. Now, a soldier, who was standing guard, saw the king’s daughter go by. She was the most beautiful one, and he immediately fell in love with her. But what could a poor soldier do when it came to the daughter of the king?

Well, finally, one day, he managed to meet her, and he told her that he could no longer live without her. The princess was so impressed by his strong feelings that she said to the soldier: “If you can wait 100 days and 100 nights under my balcony, then at the end of it, I shall be yours.” Damn! The soldier immediately went there and waited one day. And two days. And ten. And then twenty. And every evening, the princess looked out of her window, but he never moved. During rain, during wind, during snow, he was always there. The bird shat on his head, and the bees stung him, but he didn’t budge. After ninety nights, he had become all dried up, all white, and the tears streamed from his eyes. He couldn’t hold them back. He no longer had the strength to sleep. All that time, the princess watched him. And on the 99th night, the soldier stood up, took his chair, and went away.”

Nuovo cinema Paradiso is a 1988 Italian film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It was internationally released as Cinema Paradiso in France, Spain, the UK and the U.S.

It was originally released in Italy at 155 minutes but poor box office performance in its native country led to it being shortened to 123 minutes for international release. It was an instant success. This international version won the Special Jury Prize at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival and the 1989 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. In 2002, the director’s cut 173-minute version was released (known in the U.S. as Cinema Paradiso: The New Version).          source: Wikipedia

Written and Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore