Just watched First Blood (1982) for the first time in many years in preparation for an upcoming conference presentation. I have to admit I’m not sure if Stallone’s final speech is the greatest acting I’ve ever seen, or the worst. You be the judge.
And for a wonderful take on this monologue, check out the Macintalk Fred voice reciting this speech as set to a running series of Caravaggio’s paintings —makes it seem like a Shakespearean classic. Brilliant! The clip below is why I love the internet to no end.
You need to see the ending that was cut…it’s the one Stallone actually wanted to use in the film. Sensationalism took over and the rest is history.
It’s unfortunate how such a tragic war has been spun and twisted beyond comprehension.
I checked the websites that linked to my First Blood video that show in the Statistics & Data tab and found your site. Thanks for the compliments! I’m glad SOMEBODY appreciates it, I was worried that no one liked it.