Sample final exam questions, of a truly apocalyptic quality, proposed for an unnamed secondary institution, but that was a leading preparatory school in the area where the Professor used to live and work and have his being.
What were you thinking when you squeezed the life out of him? Did you think you were G O D, BRANDON?!
A quoi songeais-tu pendant que tu lui retirais la vie? Te prenais-tu pour D I E U, BRANDON?!
–Rupert (Jimmy Stewart) to Brandon (John Dall) in Rope (1948)
Go ahead and look! I hope you LIKE what you see!!!
Eh bien! vas-y, regarde, puisque tu y tiens. J’espère que la vue te plaira!
– Brandon (John Dall) to Rupert (Jimmy Stewart) in Rope (1948)
And Jesus took himself down by the Sea of Galilee, and there he did name his third apos-tle, and summon him forth on land. – The narrator (Orson Welles) in Nicholas Ray’s King of Kings (1961)
So let it be written — So let it be done!
Qu’on l’écrive ainsi — et qu’on le fasse pareillement! – Rameses (Yul Brynner) in The Ten Commandments (1959)
It is good to show gratitude where it is due. In this post I acknowledge my debt to excellent public speakers who have left their mark on me.
Close the door, Joshua, and let death pass!!
Ferme la porte, Josué. Que la Mort aille son chemin!– Moses (Charlton Heston) in The Ten Commandments (1956)