American Rhetoric – Movie Speeches

American Rhetoric has a Movie Speeches section. Some have video clips, some have audio clips, and some have both. They all (as far as I’ve checked) have transcripts, too.

Here’s one of my favorite movie speeches: from Independence Day (video, audio, transcript)

Another of my favourite movie scenes: from Shawshank Redemption (audio and transcript)

It’s a good place to find listening/reading practice and also a good start for a discussion about what makes good speeches. It would be fun to make a compilation of your favorite movie scenes and write your own transcripts.

 

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