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Top 5 Monologues

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To kick off 2013, Anderson and Bryan discuss the TOP 5 MONOLOGUES.  With extensive clips to back their choices up, they discuss great performances given by some of Hollywood’s greatest actors.

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45 thoughts on “Top 5 Monologues

  1. The first thing I thought of when I saw this was, “Oh, well, Down with Love would be an excellent choice for this.” That was a really great scene for a wildly underrated film. Also, totally agree on your Pulp Fiction pick.

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    Posted by Holden | April 27, 2013, 1:37 AM
  2. I liked Edward Norton’s monologue at the end in Primal Fear because you feel like oh, fuck, Richard Gere just freed a psychopath. Also this might get me some flack but Rocky’s monologue at the end of Rocky II. I love it because it’s a monologue in which the character stays true to the character. Some monologues the character suddenly grows or seems out of character. Rocky just seemed himself saying the weird things.

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    Posted by Paul Gomez | February 5, 2013, 5:32 PM
  3. FV is generally good listening, reminds me about some great flicks I’ve seen, or need to see — so, mission accomplished there. I once thought their lists came from their extensive film knowledge, but something was said in this episode (and past ones) that outed the fact they go read other lists online and then cherry pick. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! Also tired of the rape love, and of BB’s Jacob Two-Two habit. Just a nit pick I had to share with you all, thank you and goodnight.

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    Posted by spongeknuckles | January 20, 2013, 5:46 PM
  4. Was kind of hoping for the “monologue” with Clive Owen and Benicio Del Toro in Sin City when he is going to dump the bodies… Loved that but not surprised it wasn’t on the lists.

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    Posted by Sean McFarland | January 11, 2013, 1:34 PM
  5. Fast forwarding through the Bland Bryan monologue selections was incredibly boring! I can’t imagine how bad it was to hear them real time without the context of the movie to support it. Anderson’s choices were spot on! He’s the only reason I put up with the fast talking, mumbling sidekick.

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    Posted by Ben C. | January 9, 2013, 10:22 AM
  6. where the fuck was Rutger Hauer at the end of Blade Runner…” I have seen things you people would not believe……….etc…….tears in rain……time to die…(release dove)

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    Posted by Greg Fleming | January 8, 2013, 4:20 PM
  7. 25th Hour, Best Spike Lee movie ever. followed closely by Inside Man. In fact, they are the only Spike Lee movies. But, they are VERY good.

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    Posted by GK | January 8, 2013, 3:48 PM
  8. I just spoke with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone at the “Gangster Squad” movie premiere and got them to sign my movie poster.
    I’m glad that Anderson wasn’t with me. He would have jizzed… on Ryan.
    I hope that it isn’t as bad as the early reviews are indicating.
    How can a director fuck up such a compelling true story about L.A.– and with THAT CAST?
    wtf?

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    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | January 7, 2013, 9:27 PM
  9. I didn’t think Anderson interrupting was rude, I’m surprised he didn’t interrupt sooner, because the Pacino clip was the worst 5 minutes of podcasting. I actually think Anderson held back, anyway, Bryan is the rudest, he interrupts way more than Anderson.

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    Posted by wendy | January 7, 2013, 8:23 PM

    • BB is trying to have a dialogue and give input and ideas, Anderson is just trying to get BB to shut up so he can talk. I have never seen Any Given Sunday and that clip made me want to check it out.

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      Posted by Handy | January 8, 2013, 11:58 AM
  10. Anderson’s constant interrupting is getting annoying. He is one of those pricks that doesn’t listen to a word anyone says, he is just thinking about what he is going to say next. He must be horrible to have a conversation with, I feel terrible for his wife. I think everyone that talks shit about BB are just losers who think The After Disaster is greatest thing on the podosphere and listen to that shit live on a Friday night instead of doing something with their life.
    I understand Anderson is playing a character but he needs to dial it back a little.

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    Posted by Handy | January 7, 2013, 1:29 PM
  11. Any Given Sunday’s locker room speech was “brutal”? Really?
    A question, and not meant in a bad way, but have you ever played football? Or any team sport? It is a great, imo of course, and inspiring. Actually used to listen to it prior to games religiously. Or watch the scene.

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    Posted by Stephen | January 7, 2013, 11:42 AM
  12. Note the obvious similarities of Pacinos’ monologue in Scent of a Woman and Any Given Sunday. Was Crowes’ speech to his troops in Gladiator not hipster enough?

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    Posted by BW | January 6, 2013, 8:19 PM
  13. No love for Independence Day… Best movie president

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    Posted by Jeremy | January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM
  14. The locker room speech from Any Given Sunday was brutal, and totally cliched. It’s a terrible piece of writing. And the Renee Zellwiger clip? Really?

    Still a solid ep.

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    Posted by Brian | January 6, 2013, 9:56 AM
  15. I’m not saying it’s a good movie but Walken’s tooth fairy speech in The Rundown could be a top five monologue. It’s classic Walken.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Q4zUQry5UYI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQ4zUQry5UYI

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    Posted by Brooks | January 6, 2013, 1:36 AM
  16. Oh man, Bryan’s clips were absolutely excruciating. I’d rather have someone sharpen a rake and drag it against my naked back than relisten to this episode. Jesus Christ. Brutal.

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    Posted by Paul | January 5, 2013, 12:45 PM
  17. Idea for a top 5 would be good movies with bad titles or top 5 movie titles

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    Posted by sam | January 4, 2013, 9:50 PM
  18. That locker room speech was excruciating. That felt like 20 minutes.
    Other than that, though, good episode.

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    Posted by erictheded | January 4, 2013, 7:49 PM
  19. Damn good pod and as always I’ll repay your good will by buying something I don’t need from Amazon.

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    Posted by Rob | January 4, 2013, 6:40 PM
  20. It’s not fun to listen to a podcast in which the hosts hate each other.

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    Posted by Jim | January 4, 2013, 6:13 PM
  21. Good episode, please commentators, stop bitching so much about the hosts. Geezus god damn christ.

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    Posted by Pat Lane (@Planeis) | January 4, 2013, 5:59 PM
  22. I feel Anderson was being extremelly rude during Bryans clips. No need to interupt or cut down like that. Also people shut the fuck up about racist jokes. People in this day and age have been so brain washed they can’t tell what racism really is. Good episode.

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    Posted by Michael McParland | January 4, 2013, 4:39 PM
  23. Us listeners should start trying to guess Bryan’s lists ahead of time. I bet we’d get 3-4 right on average weekly.

    And why does he always sound like he’s reading from a script?

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    Posted by Reggie | January 4, 2013, 3:30 PM
  24. Bryan, your racist jokes aren’t funny and you should stop. Please. I love this show but I’m really getting annoyed by that aspect of it. In 2013 “the host wouldn’t stop telling racist jokes” should not be a reason you give people to quit listening to your podcast.

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    Posted by Cary | January 4, 2013, 3:00 PM
    • “The Host wouldn’t stop telling racist jokes” is why Film Vault has so many listeners. YYYYEEEEAAAAAHHH RACIST JOKE VAULT!

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      Posted by The Yakuza Film (@yakuzafilm) | January 5, 2013, 7:50 AM
      • First, yuck. Second, a friend overheard me listening to TFV and asked what it was. Instead of saying why I enjoyed it, I felt compelled to explain what was offensive about it first. Unfortunately, I don’t recommend it to people because of the ‘C’ word (which I am really grateful it rarely makes an appearance these days) and because of the racist and homophobic comments.

        I’m pretty sure Bryan wouldn’t belch loudly at a dinner party, but somehow this kind of insensitivity gets the stamp of approval. It confuses me, because it doesn’t seem to jive with who Bryan seems to be as a person.

        I love the guys and would love to recommend the show, but the racist/homophobic stuff is a little too much like the inappropriate uncle at Christmas.

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        Posted by Gail | January 8, 2013, 11:08 PM
  25. Great episode, but Anderson needs to stop interrupting. He won’t let Bryan say 4 sentences about the Sandlot, interrupts and rushes the Amazon reads, and repeatedly interrupts the Any Given Sunday monologue. It’s too much.

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    Posted by Alferdog | January 4, 2013, 2:54 PM
  26. Bryan ruins podcasts

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    Posted by Connard | January 4, 2013, 1:49 PM
  27. Pete Fonda’s speech is from The Wild Angels not from Easy Rider. As sidenote, Jack Nicholson has an excellent monologue in Easy Rider while sitting around a campfire getting high.

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    Posted by Laosuey | January 4, 2013, 11:40 AM
  28. Anderson your #4 is from the wild angels (1966) not from easy rider.

    TSOL are still sissies.

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    Posted by Meatman | January 4, 2013, 8:13 AM
  29. Meh… couldn’t disagree more about Inglorious Basterds versus Django Unchained.
    FIRST, I want to state that aside from Reservoir Dogs every movie that Tarantino has made has a thick residue of irreverence, so it’s tricky to judge his movies.
    But Basterds is basically a movie for kids. It’s WW2 through the eyes of an adolescent.
    “YAY! BIG BAD BEAR JEW WITH HIS CLUB! NAZIS GETTIN’ THEIR ASSES HANDED TO ‘EM IN A LOCKED THEATER!”
    Nothing deep. Nothing philosophical. Nothing sophisticated. Just a Bear Jew and G.I. Brad– custom made for likeness selling for action figures.
    Django Unchained has a lot of literary moments.

    (SPUULLLELLLER ALERT!!!)
    For instance, the moment when Waltz’s character shoots DiCaprio’s character is surprising, yet wholly expected at the same time. The man was at his breaking point. DiCaprio/Calvin Candy desecrated everything from humanity to the concept of family (incest).
    The skull of the slave who cared for his father and him for so long wasn’t sacred. The lives of the slaves weren’t sacred…. But the HANDSHAKE was ALL-IMPORTANT. It was a very symbolic move on Waltz/Dr. Schultz’s part.

    Also, the moment during which Django opens the slaves’ cage, yet they don’t move was extremely meaningful and maybe even philosophical– free will versus determinism? It also reflected the “one in one thousand negro” statement.
    (SPULLLLLELLLLLER OVER)

    Also, did you notice that the GERMANIC character is so heroic and appalled by the Americans- probably partly as a response to Germans’ critique of Americans portraying them as one-dimensional evil dipshits (i.e.: Basterds)?

    Re: True Romance… Yes, the Dennis Hopper monologue was awesome, but I can’t escape the fact that Hopper is reverting from whatever quasi-Southern sounding accent he has (and Michiganders definitely don’t have that accent– lived there for ten years) during most of the film to his regular Hopper voice as he makes that speech. Hopper AND Slater were both using horrible accents in that movie.

    Speaking of excellent Tarantino monologues— this one isn’t completely a monologue, but I should be allowed to cheat because it’s so awesome:

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    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | January 4, 2013, 8:12 AM
  30. I agree with Anderson about the Jaws clip. It didn’t need the music. I’ve always thought the music took away a little from the monologue.

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    Posted by Scott in NC | January 4, 2013, 8:08 AM
  31. Anderson’s #1 was most certainly played on the show before. Great choices!

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    Posted by LFC | January 4, 2013, 6:16 AM

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