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As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they knew two things: first, I’m not going to get

the girl, and second, I’ll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.     Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor. Known for his distinctive voice and premature white hair, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers, and other hardboiled characters. A prominent television role was that of Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the NBC crime series M Squad(1957–1960).

Lee Marvin: 10 essential films | BFI


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Every time I go to a movie, it’s magic, no matter what the movie’s about.    Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. He is also one of the co-founders of DreamWorks Studios.

In a career spanning more than four decades, Spielberg’s films have spanned many themes and genres. Spielberg’s early science-fiction and adventure films, such as Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist filmmaking.[6]In later years, his films began addressing humanistic issues such as the Holocaust, the transatlantic slave trade, civil rights, war, and terrorism in such films as The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Schindler’s List (1993), Amistad (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Munich (2005), War Horse (2011), Lincoln (2012), and Bridge of Spies (2015). His other films include Jurassic Park (1993), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), and War of the Worlds (2005).


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Lucas, George
If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.   George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and ILM. He led Lucasfilm as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012
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Civilized Man – Speech

Decided to add a new category to my blog, Movie Speeches. Great scenes and speeches that I love to hear and see again and again from my favorite movies. They might encapsulate a major point of the movie, or just be something that I cannot get out of my head. This will go along with the Partner speech from the Maltese Falcon and the True speech from Second Hand Lions. Well enjoy and look for these every Sunday until

A) I get tired of writing them
B) I run out of great movies to write about (highly unlikely)
C) I receive a cease and desist order from Youtube (also highly unlikely, one of the founders is a fellow IUP Alumni), Wikepedia, or a major motion picture (but I firgure they would go after Youtube first since they have deeper pockets than me.

Also they will be underneath the Quotes category, but you will be able to differnaite them because they will have two word titles, as opposed to the regular Quotes which will only have one word titles. So True will turn into True- Speech and Partners with be changed into Partners – Speech.

And here you find civilized man. Civilized man refused to adapt himself to his environment; instead, he adapted his environment to suit him. So he built cities, roads, vehicles, machinery, and he put up power lines to run his labour-saving devices. But somehow he didn’t know where to stop. The more he improved his surroundings to make life easier, the more complicated he made it. So now his children are sentenced to 10-15 years of school, just to learn how to survive in this complex and hazardous habitat they were born into. And civilized man, who refused to adapt to his surroundings, now finds he has to adapt and re-adapt every hour of the day to his self-created environment. For instance, if it’s Monday and 7:30 comes up, you have to dis-adapt from your domestic surroundings and re-adapt yourself to an entirely different environment. 8:00 means everybody has to look busy. 10:30 means you can stop looking busy for 15 minutes. And then you have to look busy again. And so your day is chopped into pieces, and in each segment of time you adapt to a new set circumstances.

The Gods Must be Crazy: I first heard about this movie in high school from the Drama teacher Mr. Robinson (may he rest in peace), but I did not get around to seeing it until I was in college a couple of years later. It is by far one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. It also has some profound statements, comparing the uneducated, uncivilzed, crude ignorant Bushman to the educated, car driving, properly clothed white people he runs into in his quest. This particular speech was read by a Narrator voiced by Paddy O’Bryne.

godsmustbe By the way this is Xi who theories that the Gods must be crazy.

From Wikepedia: The Gods Must Be Crazy is a South African comedy film written and directed by Jamie Uys. Originally released in 1980, the film is the first in The Gods Must Be Crazy series of films. Set in Botswana, it tells the story of Xi, a Sho of the Kalahari Desert (played by Namibian San farmer Nǃxau) whose tribe has no knowledge of the world beyond. The film is followed by one official sequel although three unofficial sequels were produced in Hong Kong starring Nǃxau.

For those who feel like watching it on Youtube here it is: The Gods must be Crazy – Intro

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True- Speech


Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love… true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
Hub McCann, from the movie Second Hand Lions

An passionate speech made by the unequaled Robert Duvall. Here is the first line from Wikepedia: Secondhand Lions, a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tim McCanlies, tells the story of an introverted young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who is sent to live with his eccentric great-uncles (Robert Duvall and Michael Caine) on a farm in Texas.

    Another great film, one of of my “must stop and watch” whenever I see it while flipping thru the channels (or in this day and age, looking at the digital guide). The ending is great to, not a film to leave you hanging, it answers all the questions you had and then some. In fact the biggest question of the film, was answered and it did not have to be.

    Well here is a clip if you want to see the full scene of the Speech, which answers the big question of the movie making the ending unnecessary but still great.

    And something for the ladies, the young Hub McCann was played by Christian Kane. SecondhandLions_134