Audio Assignment: Line Remix (3 pts.) Graduation Speech

My line remix contains lines from the following films (in this order): Grease, Forrest Gump, The King’s Speech, Jack, and Titanic. In doing this assignment, I started out with the first line from the scene in Grease where the principal is wishing the seniors at Rydell High best wishes for their future. I felt that the quote from Forrest Gump could relate to this because the speech is meant to be a sending-off or best wishes after graduation speech, and this could be a metaphor that relates how life can be unexpected. The line from The King’s Speech was initially in the final speech of the film where King George VI addresses his country, warning them of dark days ahead in the time of war, yet tells them not to lose faith and stay strong. In a graduation-type speech, this would make sense since in life, there were be dark days ahead and we are told to be prepared to face them. The middle section is from a graduation speech Robin Williams performs in the film Jack. It is very inspiring and gives hope for the intended audience about moving forward in life to make it something great and your own. The final line is famous from the film Titanic when Leonardo DiCaprio is at the front of the ship and yells “I’m the king of the world!” I chose to close with this line after the Jack line because it ends with “Make your life spectacular. I know I did” and this leads into the Titanic line as a way to suggest that the speaker is proud of the life they’ve lived and wants the same for his/her audience. This remix is meant to inspire us to push through the troublesome times in our lives and try to make the most of the time we have here on Earth.

2 thoughts on “Audio Assignment: Line Remix (3 pts.) Graduation Speech

  1. Okay, there are a lot of things I like about this. First, the whole genre of graduation speech is so fascinating, right? It’s this really common kind of speech that most of us experience at least once in our lives, and we can rarely remember anything about what we heard, because they’re usually so bland and cliched. So taking that and using a bunch of memorable quotes from films, and finding a way to make them work together is cool.

    I don’t know if that made any sense. :-)

    • It made sense :) Thank you for thinking it was cool. It was fun to tie lines from all these movie together with one message.

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