Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Memorable Monologue: The Bridge on the River Kwai

"You make me sick with your heroics! There's a stench of death about you. You carry it in your pack like the plague. Explosives and L-pills - they go well together, don't they? And with you it's just one thing or the other: destroy a bridge or destroy yourself. This is just a game, this war! You and Colonel Nicholson, you're two of a kind, crazy with courage. For what? How to die like a gentleman... how to die by the rules - when the only important thing is how to live like a human being."

~ William Holden as Major Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

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