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Thanks so much, Joss

We loves our Wee Baby King Ken, yes, we does. (Dear God in heaven, this movie is nineteen years old! How did that happen again???)

But even so, I will never again hear the St. Crispin's Day speech without a Spike-echo in my head saying "We band of buggered."

ETA: Apparently I also still can't watch the wooing scene without cringing. Not that I don't adore it, because I do, but I still get echoes of the gut-level panic of playing Katherine and wondering what order my Henry was going to say his lines in on any given night.

The upside was that I could just wait for him to pause and put in my next variation on "Sorry, only getting about every fifth word here," but that also meant I had no distinctive cues to help him with... %-}

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neadods
Oct. 26th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, good, I'm not the only one.
wiliqueen
Oct. 26th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
I also can't watch the wooing scene without cringeing. Not because I don't adore it, I do, but I still get echoes the gut-level panic from playing Katherine and wondering what order my Henry was going to say his lines in on any given night.

The upside was that I could just wait for him to pause and put in my next variation on "Sorry, I'm only getting about every fifth word here," but that also meant I had no distinctive cues to help him with.
phantomminuet
Oct. 26th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I love that movie.
I saw it 8 times in the theater. Isn't that pathetic? :-)

I missed the Band of Brothers speech on Buffy, but I will forever be enamoured of Spike for the speech he gave while tied to a chair in the haunted Thanksgiving episode...

You won. All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That's what conquering nations do. It's what Caesar did, and he's not going around saying, "I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it." The history of the world isn't people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story.


wiliqueen
Oct. 26th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: I love that movie.
Oh, yeah, that one rocked.

The Agincourt reference wasn't so much a speech as a zinger. I don't even remember for sure whether it was in the series finale, before the final showdown with Glory, or somewhere else entirely. Giles sighed a very resigned and ironic "We few, we happy few," and Spike came back with "We band of buggered." One of the all-time great moments. :-)
wiliqueen
Oct. 26th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, and...
I think I saw it three times. And I was a poor college freshman.
phantomminuet
Oct. 26th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, and...
Is that Emma in your icon. I adore her so.
wiliqueen
Oct. 26th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, and...
It is indeed. My favorite picture of her. :-)
swirling_poetry
Oct. 26th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, and...
One of the high points of my existence was having a three minute conversation with her about writing plays about "good women in corsets."

Nothing but love in my heart for her.
ariestess
Oct. 26th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
What movie is that? *curious*
wiliqueen
Oct. 26th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Branagh's Henry V.
ariestess
Oct. 27th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Ahh! Haven't actually seen that one yet...
swirling_poetry
Oct. 26th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
See, my memory of Spike and that speech is when Buffy made a short, terse speech of their plans to save Dawn and he said, "Not exactly a St. Crispin's Day speech, was it?" Or some variation on that thought.

I'm amused that there are lots of Spike/Henry V thoughts here.
wiliqueen
Oct. 26th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
As I think about it, that may have directly preceded the exchange with Giles.
thanatos_kalos
Oct. 26th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
It did, and it was just before the climactic battle vs Glory in (I'm virtually certain) "The Gift."

(this useless fact brought to you by the department of trying to think about anything that isn't the Ph.D disertation).
swirling_poetry
Oct. 26th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
This is the problem when you discover something when it's in syndication. You miss a lot of the good lines at the end of scenes. Must find DVDs. (I actually own the first three seasons now. Thanks Goodwill.)
angevin2
Oct. 26th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Heh. I suppose that there are many levels on which the wooing scene is supposed to be cringeworthy -- see, for instance, the way Michael Pennington and Francesca Ryan play it in the ESC production -- but I suppose it isn't that much fun when it's bad performance memories causing the cringing.
wiliqueen
Oct. 26th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. Certain flavors of cringing are definitely of the good. Mental image of Brent-in-headlights...not so much. *g*
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