Once more into the breach…
Dear friends…once more
The Fallon blog has an excellent post featuring rousing motivational speeches that have appeared in film.
Among them are the likes of General Patton (aka George C Scott) and the Spartan captain from 300 (which I have yet to see).
I added a suggestion in the comments - the St Crispians Day speech from Henry V by Shakespeare - performed by Richard Branagh (who ranks up there with Baz Lurhman for making The Bard bearable).
Let's make a list:
What are the most rousing speeches ever?
Martin Luther King - I have a dream
JFK - Ask not what your country can do...
...What happened to oratory?
have we become too cynical? Too postmodern?
Recommend your favourites...
We'll come back to this.