Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Memorable Monologue: Gangs of New York

"I've got forty-four notches on my club. Do you know what they're for? They're to remind me what I owe God when I die. My father was killed in battle, too. In Ireland, in the streets, fighting those who would take as their privilege what could only be got and held by the decimation of a race. That war is a thousand years old and more. We never expected it to follow us here. It didn't. It was waiting for us when we landed. Your father tried to carve out a corner of this land for his tribe. That was him, that was his dead rabbits. I often wondered... if he had lived a bit longer, would he have wanted a bit more?"

~ Brendan Gleeson as Walter 'Monk' McGinn in Gangs of New York (2002)


The Kid In The Front Row said...


JRL said...

A fantisco movie! - Makes me want to watch it all over agin!