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LeverMind Example 3

3) Clips from movies compiled into a conversational lecture of sorts. Of course this is just a crude example and we'd need to zero in over the target for maximum impact.

Movie Quote
The Matrix (1999) "This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes."
Cool Hand Luke (1967) "When does it end? What do You got in mind for me? What do I do now?"
V For Vendetta (2005) "I told you, only truth. For 20 years, I sought only this day. Nothing else existed... until I saw you. Then everything changed."
The Matrix (1999) "What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?"
V For Vendetta (2005) "Are you like a... crazy person?" "I'm quite sure they will say so."
They Live (1988) "The whole deal is like some kind of crazy game. They put you at the starting line. And the name of the game is make it through life. Only, everyone's out for themselves and looking to do you in at the same time."
The Verdict (1982) "You know, so much of the time we're just lost."
The Matrix (1999) "Ignorance is bliss."
V For Vendetta (2005) "...A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. Alone, a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world."
Star Wars (1977) "I've got a bad feeling about this."
They Live (1988) "I don't like this one bit. Not one bit."
Network (1976) "I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad."
V For Vendetta (2005) "There are no coincidences, Delia... only the illusion of coincidence."
The Matrix (1999) "What is real? How do you define 'real'?"
A Few Good Men (1992) "You want answers?"
Cool Hand Luke (1967) "It's beginning to look like You got things fixed so I can't never win out. Inside, outside, all of them... rules and regulations and bosses. You made me like I am. Now just where am I supposed to fit in?"
The Verdict (1982) "...tell us what is right; tell us what is true." And there is no justice: the rich win, the poor are powerless. We become tired of hearing people lie. And after a time, we become dead... a little dead. We think of ourselves as victims... and we become victims. We become... we become weak."
V For Vendetta (2005) "But I had only told them the truth, was that so selfish? Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us, but within that inch, we are free."
Cool Hand Luke (1967) "You gonna get used to wearin' them chains afer a while, Luke. Don't you never stop listenin' to them clinking. 'Cause they gonna remind you of what I been saying. For your own good."
Network (1976) "We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms.'"
The Matrix (1999) "Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself."
A Few Good Men (1992) "I think I'm entitled to."
The Verdict (1982) "We doubt ourselves, we doubt our beliefs. We doubt our institutions. And we doubt the law."
Network (1976) "'Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad!"
A Few Good Men (1992) "You want answers?"
V For Vendetta (2005) "I, like God, do not play with dice and do not believe in coincidence. "
Winter Kills (1979) "They will pile falsehood on top of falsehood until you can't tell a lie from the truth and you won't even want to. That's how the powerful keep their power..."
V For Vendetta (2005) "Some believed that it was the work of God himself, but it was a pharmaceutical company controlled by certain party members made them all obscenely rich. But the true genius of the plan was the fear. A year later, several extremists are tried, found guilty, and executed while a memorial is built to canonize their victims. Fear became the ultimate tool of this government."
Network (1976) "All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now."
The Verdict (1982) "IF... if we are to have faith in justice, we need only to believe in ourselves. And ACT with justice. See, I believe there is justice in our hearts."
Network (1976) "...stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'"
A Few Good Men (1992) "I WANT THE TRUTH!"
The Matrix (1999) "What truth?" "That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind."
Network (1976) "'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"
A Few Good Men (1992) "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"
The Matrix (1999) "The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth."
V For Vendetta (2005) "Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame?"
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) "If you want a vision of the future, Winston, imagine a boot stamping on a face forever."
They Live (1988) "The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are non-existent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices."
Monty Python And The Holy Grail "You're foolin' yourself! We're living in a dictatorship. A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working class..."
Psycho (1960) stabby shower scene
Monty Python And The Holy Grail "Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"
A Clockwork Orange (1971) "No. No! NO! Stop it! Stop it, please! I beg you!"
Network (1976) "There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today."
The Matrix (1999) "A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure."
They Live (1988) "They are dismantling the sleeping middle class. More and more people are becoming poor. We are their cattle. We are being bred for slavery."
Monty Python And The Holy Grail "Oh, there you go bringing class into it again."
V For Vendetta (2005) "I want this country to realize that we stand on the edge of oblivion. I want every man, woman and child to understand how close we are to chaos."
Network (1976) "There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today."
V For Vendetta (2005) "A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having!"
Speed (1994) "What do you do, what do you do?"
Starsky & Hutch (2004) "Do it, just do it."
Monty Python And The Holy Grail "Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!"
Network (1976) "We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime."
Monty Python And The Holy Grail "Bloody peasant!"
Network (1976) "One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused."
Walking Dead (2010) S06E16 "You are not safe. Not even close. In fact, you are pegged. More pegged if you don't do what I want. And what I want, is half your shit. And if that's too much, you can make, find, or steal more, and it'll even out sooner or later. This... is your way of life now."
Monty Python And The Holy Grail "Oh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw him, didn't you?"
Cool Hand Luke (1967) "What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men."
V For Vendetta (2005) "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
The Matrix (1999) "Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path."
V For Vendetta (2005) "Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici." "By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe."
etc. etc.

revision by JasonCarswell— view source