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Mon, Apr 4, 2022 1:28 AM

Live Poll: Golden Monologues

Intro:

In film history there were such engrossing and/or emotional monologues that lead the story to a peak, so they are unforgettable.

Which of these golden monologues is your favorite?

Tell us here.

Suggestions:

No TV-series, documentations or voce-over situations. Please give me an unforgetable clear monologue like in the examples. Just feature film scenes. If the monologue leads to a dialogue, results from a dialogue, or is inbetween two dialogues, it's ok for me, too. Aiming for 25 options. No voice-over.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls560089663/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/AMLQKeBPPwI/

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Please move this to "Idea".

Typo: unforgettable

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@Jessica​ 

Oops, sorry. I corrected both.

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Easy to read Names and monologues 
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls560089663/copy

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What do you mean by "bounding"?

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Peter, I might have used that phrase wrongly. I meant something like to be totally immersed into. Maybe there is a better formulation. I'm trying to work out something better.

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Perhaps "absorbing" or "engrossing".

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Thank you, Peter. I corrected it to "engrossing". I think it sounds better than absorbing.

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Thank you, Peter. I've put him on the list.

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Dirty Harry (1971)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066999/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066999/reference/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066999/ratings

153,121 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 7.7 / 10

When a madman calling himself "the Scorpio Killer" menaces the city,
tough-as-nails San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan
is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

Clint Eastwood ... Harry Callahan

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066999/quotes

Harry Callahan:

Uh uh. I know what you're thinking.
"Did he fire six shots or only five?" 
Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement 
I kinda lost track myself. 
But being this is a .44 Magnum, 
the most powerful handgun in the world 
and would blow your head clean off,
you've gotta ask yourself one question:
"Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xjr2hnOHiM

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@ACT_1​ 

Tank you, ACT_1. I'll put Callahan on the list.

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@Breumaster ,

For your consideration:

General George S. Patton Jr. from Patton (1970)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066206/mediaviewer/rm1550096384/

Both his opening and closing monologues:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066206/quotes/qt0454707

Patton: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. 

Note: The monologue is much longer than these two sentences.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066206/quotes/qt0454727

[last lines]

Patton: [voiceover] For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph - a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.

See also:

https://taskandpurpose.com/history/6-remarkable-excerpts-from-pattons-famously-vulgar-3rd-army-speech/

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@dan_dassow​ 

I'm very touched by the work you've put into your suggestion and feel a little lousy to have forgot to mention that it shouldn't be voice-overs. I added it in the suggestion-part of the site here. I remember a few days ago, my wife wanted me to put the monologues of Red ('Shawshank Redemption') on the list and I said the same to her like I do now to you: No voice-overs. I think that will be the work for a next poll I'm planing. I'll set up a new Thread for it and will collect your idea to it. Sorry, but on the other hand thank you, Dan.

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@Breumaster​ ,

FYI: The opening monologue is not a voice-over. The opening of Patton (1970) shows General George S. Patton Jr. standing in front of an American flag speaking the monologue. The monologue in the film is a shortened version of a speech that Patton actually gave on numerous occasions.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066206/quotes/qt0454707

Patton: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. 

PATTON Introduction Speech Intro ( English )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS5yfhPGaWE

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Ok, I accept that after seeing the video. As you wrote "voice-over" isn't the main issue. I'll put Patton on the list. The movie is rated by 101k users with an average rating of 8.0, so it surely is to be considered as a golden monologue. I'm a little confused, because I saw the movie, but couldn't remember the speech. I should let check myself about dementia. But on the other hand I saw at least about 4800 movies, so what? Thank you, Dan. :D

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@Breumaster ,

For your consideration:

Lt. Barney Greenwald from The Caine Mutiny (1954)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046816/mediaviewer/rm1607054080/

José Ferrer in The Caine Mutiny (1954)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046816/quotes/qt1098819

Speech criticizing the Cain crew for acting against Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg:

Lt. Barney Greenwald: You know something? When I was studying law, and Mr. Keefer here was writing his stories, and you, Willie, were tearing up the playing fields of dear old Princeton, who was standing guard over this fat, dumb, happy country of ours, eh? Not us. Oh, no, we knew you couldn't make any money in the service. So who did the dirty work for us? QUEEG did! And a lot of other guys - tough, sharp guys, who didn't crack up like Queeg.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thank you, Dan. I've put him on the list. Very good!

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@Breumaster​ ,

Thank you.

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/reference/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/ratings

388,318 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 8.1 / 10

Young Dorothy Gale and her dog 
are swept away by a tornado from their Kansas farm
to the magical Land of Oz,

Judy Garland           ...  Dorothy Gale
Margaret Hamilton ...  The Wicked Witch of the West

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/quotes

[Dorothy watches the Wicked Witch melt]
The Wicked Witch of the West: [her final lines] 

You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! melting!
Oh, what a world! What a world! 
Who would have thought a good little girl like you 
could destroy my beautiful wickedness? 
Oooooh, look out! I'm going! Oooooh! Ooooooh!

Photo Gallery  Margaret Hamilton
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/mediaindex?refine=nm0002121

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/mediaviewer/rm3547956224/

    I'm melting! melting!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/mediaviewer/rm830112768/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aopdD9Cu-So

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@ACT_1​ 

Thank you, ACT_1. I've put The Witch of the West on the list.

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Road House (1989)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/reference/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/ratings

70,898 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 6.6 / 10

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/tvschedule

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Patrick Swayze ... Dalton

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/quotes


Dalton:

All you have to do is follow three simple rules.
One, never underestimate your opponent. 
Expect the unexpected.

Two, take it outside. 
Never start anything inside the bar unless it's absolutely necessary.

And three, be nice.

  

If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker,
I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice.
If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice.
If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you,
and you'll both be nice.
I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/mediaindex?refine=nm0000664

Photo Gallery > Patrick Swayze : 85 photos

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/mediaviewer/rm2863184640/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QJsljIDKkk

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@ACT_1​ 

I never saw it, but got a good feeling about Swayzee in the 1980s. So I've put him on the list.

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@Breumaster ,

For your consideration:

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark from Hamlet (1948)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040416/mediaviewer/rm3693954304/

Laurence Olivier in Hamlet (1948)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040416/quotes/qt0259983

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause: there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thank you, Dan. Hamlet and Yorick are on the list. ;)

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I honestly think it is impossible to narrow it down to 25. 

There have been so many iconic speeches and monologues in cinema's history: military motivational  speeches, emotional meltdowns, political speeches, diatribes,  intimate confessions, farewells and eulogies, sports pep-talk, courtroom openings and summations, angry rants, adapted from plays monologues, vows of love and in each case, confrontations etc. etc.

You can get 5 classic examples in each case...

How about adding a parameter: from IMDb Top 250, in a Best Picture winner film, in an Oscar-winning performance... right now, I find it impossible to suggest one speech without having 20 popping in my mind instantly.

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@ElMaruecan82​ 

Excellent - so please give me the best you can think of and I'll put it to the list.

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@ElMaruecan82​ 

P.S.: It should also be memorable to a wide audience. An art house movie no one knows can have a excellent monologue, but I want them to be known by a wide audience. Something many people remember instantly. That's within the term "golden monologue". Something to remember together.

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@Breumaster ,

ElMo is the King of Quotation polls, so he can probably provide you with much more than 35 choices. Once you have some more choices, you may be able to determine a criteria that works for an creating at least one poll.

For your consideration:

Jefferson Smith from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031679/mediaviewer/rm3551644672/

James Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

An idealistic Jefferson Smith filibusters the US Senate

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031679/quotes/qt1347651

Jefferson Smith: I guess this is just another lost cause Mr. Paine. All you people don't know about lost causes. Mr. Paine does. He said once they were the only causes worth fighting for and he fought for them once. For the only reason any man ever fights for them. Because of just one plain simple rule. Love thy neighbor. And in this world today of great hatred a man who knows that rule has a great trust. You know that rule Mr. Paine and I loved you for it just as my father did. And you know that you fight harder for the lost causes than for any others. Yes you'd even die for them. Like a man we both knew Mr. Paine. You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well I'm not licked. And I'm gonna stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these. And the Taylors and all their armies come marching into this place. Somebody will listen to me.

[he collapses]

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thank you, Dan. I'll put it on the list. And also thank you for pointing out that ElMo is a quotation specialist. I'd do some more monologue-poll-suggestions with his help. (Part 2,3,4... maybe?) The main idea is that many people know about those monologues, which make them golden, somehow. It's something about remembering, too. There is a wide audience's memory. People of nearly each age or country remember those monologues. It's not only about a specialist who knows them all, but a specialist expectedly also knows all cinematic monologues that a wide audience knows.

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@ElMaruecan82​ 

ElMo, I think my idea is well explained, at least in between. If you would do the same idea, which monologues would you choose? Please remind, they should match with the memory of a wide audience. And may there be a second part, eventually? I think there are many very memorable and also golden monologues on the list. But I think you can open my eyes for a more fitting mix of monologues. One of the main issues why I've chosen that monologues is that they are divers. It's not only one stream of monologues of classics, but monologues which are remembered well by a wide mass of people of today. What are your suggestions?

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Lol the reason I made a speciality of quotation polls is because speeches and monologues cover a way too wide a range to make it into one poll... except if I started a series of "Top 25 50 (then 100, then 150)-word movie speeches"

The closest I did to a monologue poll is this one and it might help you:

https://www.imdb.com/poll/MCKQSaumlNo/

Now again, you can easily get away with the difficulty by asking us our personal favorite monologue :)

Now, you can also make it a three-parter :

- opening monologue: one that occurs during the first act/ expositional part and sets the mood of the film (12 Angry Men, Patton, The Godfather...)

- a middle-part monologue: Sean confronting Will Hunting, Howard Beale's rant, the 'Greed' speech, Rocky's pep talk to his son, Quint's shark story...

- a climactic monologue: any vow of love like in Jerry Maguire, Rambo's meltdown, Forrest Gump "what is destiny?" speech at Jenny's grave...

lol you can even make it a four-parter with "ending monologue" but I don't recall many that aren't voice-over, maybe Tommy Lee Jones in "No Country for Old Men"

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@ElMaruecan82​ 

ElMo, I've put your suggestions on the list, except 12 angry men. I don't remember clearly, but wasn't it a voice-over at the beginning? If you give me an image and the description, I'd also put it on the list. Now the list exceeds 25 options. But maybe we'll do a second list, if there are very many compareable good monologues. Thank you anyway, very good examples.

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Well, anyway if I could suggest one, it would be Sean confronting Will Hunting in the park: "you think I can understand you because I read Oliver Twist?"

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@ElMaruecan82​ 

Thank you for your support, ElMo. I'll care about that, soon. I guess I'll take them all on the list. But I got little less time this week, because my job will take much time. But I'll do soon.

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Please correct

#16: addressed

#19:  little

#21: squirted

#24: monologue

#25: Mr. Smith's

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@Jessica​ 

Corrected and added ElMo's suggestions.

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Thank you, Peter. Thank you, Buddies. :D

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 Thanks for the information, I will try to figure it out for more. Keep sharing such informative post keep suggesting such post.

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