Have you ever memorised a speech from a film

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By on June 16, 2014


Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Have you ever memorised a speech from a film?” was written by , for theguardian.com on Monday 16th June 2014 11.43 UTC When Samuel L Jackson appeared on the Graham Norton Show over the weekend, the actor demonstrated he’s still capable of reeling off the Ezekiel 35:17 speech from Pulp Fiction to chilling effect.

The passage, recited by his character as a prelude to some extreme violence, was one of the most famous monologues of 90s cinema – and a favourite of many a film obsessive, who’d commit it to memory in order to recite at parties to a doubtless fascinated audience (see also Renton’s ‘Choose life…’ speech from Trainspotting.) Are there any film monologues you’re able to recite from memory? And if so, what is it about the speech that led you to learn it by heart? Let us know in the thread below – and bonus points awarded if you link to a video of the original scene. guardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2014