There’s a strange logic here:
Life’s full of choices of this sort but we rarely recognize them.
There are several of these, difficult to pick one over another:
We’ve probably all experienced this thing with a pesky fly.
This one’s in a class all its own
I still have a vivid recollection of seeing this for the first time 60 years ago and wanting to get under my seat at the theater.
These two scenes almost belong in the same movie. Chilling.
Cabaret – Tomorrow Belongs to Me – “Do you think you can control them?”
Panzerlied (Battle of the Bulge with english intro) “Too young! They’re too young!”
Zulu – The final attack – A brief history of the European conquest of everywhere else. “They don’t have any tenors among them. That’s for sure.”
It all sort of runs together: “Tell your sweetheart not to pine, to be glad her boy’s in line.”
Yankee Doodle Dandy http://youtu.be/2R1jiVcIGcg
Patton – “At least you’ll be able to tell them you didn’t spend it shovelling shit in Louisiana.”
Followed by this:
Network – Mad as Hell Scene – “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
Cool Hand Luke – “I don’t care if it rains or freezes.”
Treasure of Sierra Madre – “Badges? We don’t nee no stinkin badges“
North by Northwest – Climbing the American ladder of success
The Alamo – “When I was a boy any girl would turn up a bunch of trees like that, cut a bunch down and one for a ridge pole and build herself a cabin alongside the other. Seems like all anyone would ever need.”
The Outlaw Josie Wales parleys with 10 Bears – “Dying ain’t so hard for people like you and me. It’s living that’s hard. Governments don’t live here. It’s people who live here. I’m saying people can live here together without butchering one another.”