måndag 24 februari 2014

Ur Stripes, skriven av Harold Ramis (1944-2014)

"We're all very different people. We're not Watusi. We're not Spartans. We're Americans, with a capital 'A'. You know what that means, do you? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts! But there's no animal that's more faithful, that's more loyal, more loveable than the mutt. Who saw Old Yeller? Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end? Nobody cried when Old Yeller got shot? I'm sure. I cried my eyes out. So we're all dogfaces. We're all very, very different, but there is one thing that we all have in common: we were all stupid enough to enlist in the Army. We're mutants. There's something wrong with us, something very, very wrong with us. Something seriously wrong with us!"
ur Stripes (1981)
Manus till Stripes skrevs av Harold Ramis tillsammans med Len Blum och Daniel Goldberg. Så det är inte helt säkert att han skrev talet ovan. Stripes ,som också var Ramis skådespelardebut, är en något ojämn film. Men jag har alltid gillat den här scenen. Ramis var med och skrev flera andra bra filmer, som Animal House, Ghostbusters och Groundhog Day. Den sistnämnda regisserade han även.

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