Patton

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  1. Andrew_Sch

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    So we're doing some WWII seminar in English and I get to be Patton. I was just wondering if anybody knows how much of what George C. Scott's Patton says in the movie can actually be attributed to the real man himself. Especially "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
     
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    if i'm not mistaken that is a true patton quote. much of the movie patton can be taken verbatim.
     
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    that quote is from a real Patton speech. I actually know that entire speech by heart (I performed it in school for DRAMA [you should have seen the jaws hit the floor]). [​IMG]
     
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    Mr. Lutter, please share some more knowledge. Is it the same speech verbatim as the opening of Patton, or are there some differences?
     
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    Andrew:

    You can find the entire actual Patton speech on the Web. It is longer and MUCH more profane than the movie version (Patton minced NO words in it).
     
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    yes, the speech in the movie is shorter... the longer version is much more graphic...
    here is a link to the 'real' version of what he said (the same one I used to memorize [​IMG] )
    http://www.whysanity.net/monos/patton.html
     
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    The movie was based on the book Patton by Ladislas Farago and probably can be found in a library.
    I don't remember anything about the speech in the book though, so the link to the site is appreciated here.
     
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    Andrew, the links they provide are find and all, but do be aware of one thing: they're all supposed transcripts. The actual speech was recorded, destroyed, and re-recorded by a person who sounded a lot like Patton. And last I heard, the closest thing to a true speech is still held by the Patton estate.
     
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    Two things, first does anyone know where I might find the text of the audio essay about Patton from the DVD. Secondly, I just like to make a public affirmation by stating that Gen. George S. Patton Jr. was THE MAN[​IMG]
     

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