Political speeches research
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Political Speeches Research:
• I looked at different movies and focused on mainly the
political speeches within these movies.
•By looking at these speeches’ I believe it will benefit myself
when my group and I will begin to write the dialogue for our
trailer, as during the trailer we will be filming a scene on a
•Although each of the films speeches will differ in what
subjects and issues they are talking about it helped myself
gather a lot of information about how movie speeches are
written and also how they are filmed.
•. I have taken screen shots of all the different movies to look
at how they filmed these speeches.
•Also by taken screen shots I can see what props and
costumes these movies used when filming these scenes.
Olympus Has Fallen:
•This speech was giving at the end of the film: It starts by the President talking about
friends, family and heroes. Extract from the speech:
•“Our foe did not come only to destroy our things they came to desecrate our way of life,
fowl our beliefs, trample our freedom. In this not only did they fail, they granted us the
greatest gift, a chance at our rebirth. We will rise, stronger and united this is our time our
chance to get back to the best of who we are. Lead by example with the dignity, integrity
and honor that built this country and which will build it once again. May god bless you all
and bless the united sates of America. “
•The speech includes a lot of positive words such as rise, stronger, united.
•It gives people confidence about the future.
•Makes people feel safer. Mentions freedom and beliefs.
•All of these words should be included in our speech so that it seems realistic.
• This is a long shot demonstrating
to the audience that the President
is making a speech.
•From this shot you can see that
he is making the speech in front of
• From this low angle shot. It
makes us feel he has a lot of
power in this scene as everyone is
focused on him and is listening to
what he is saying.
• From this shot we can see he is
wearing a black suit with a bright
red tie and a small American flag
• This shot was taken from
behind the character. To reveal to
the audience all the journalists
and new reporters filming the
• The news reporters are mainly
wearing suits with ties and the
women reporters wearing smart
• This shot reveals a prop which
is a red velvet rope with with
• Also this low angle shot shows
multiple characters standing on
the side of the stage waiting for
the president. When we film our
political speech we will be
placing some of our actors at
the side of the stage. So we
could include a shot such as
• The Campaign is a politically based movie.
•However our genre is an action thriller which is the opposite of this
movie as ‘The Campaign’ is a comedy.
•Nevertheless this movie had several different political speeches and I
believe by looking at these speeches it could help my group and I
when we write our political speech.
•Extract from the speech:
That’s a great question. Thank you for asking it .It’s the first thing I
think of when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I think of
when I go to bed. Jobs in North Carolina mean what? A strong North
Carolina and a strong North Carolina means a strong America and that
my friends is how we are going to do it.
• We could include a reporter and let them ask our actor a question.
We did not think of this when planning our political speech however
this could good be a good idea.
•This is a high angle shot of the stage that
the speeches were being made on.
•My group and I are filming in our school
hall for our political speech scene.
•This high angle shot works well. In the
location we are filming we have balcony
were we could film parts of the speech.
• This is another screen shot. It’s a two shot of
both the candidates running for election.
• This shot reveals to use the costumes both
men are wearing which is smart suits with ties.
Both of the men are wearing an American flag
badge. This film reinforces the idea that it
looks professional when the actors are
wearing smartly dressed clothing.
• Behind them is two American fags.
• This is a screen shot from another
speech in the movie. From this shot
you can see that the candidate has
two men behind him.
• Also when he is making the speech
there is several different
•During another speech. There is an
over the shoulder shot. This works
well as we can see the candidates
• I think when filming our political
speech we will film an over the
shoulder shot of Jack watching the
political leader of the City
The American President:
• The American President is a 1995 romantic comedy drama film. During the
film Michael Douglas delivers a speech.
• An extract from the speech:
•We have serious problems to solve, and we need serous problems to solve
•Promises everyone that the other candidate will not solve their problems but
instead is interested in two things. Making people affair and telling people who
is to blame for these problems. “ That ladies and gentlemen is how you will
elections” Family, American values and character. Fight to reverse the effects
of global warming. My name is Andrew Sheppard and I am the president.
• Uses words such as family, values and character. These words will draw
• Scared them by stating that there are serious problems.
•This is establishing shot of the
location of the scene. From the shot
you can tell it is an important speech
as there are many reporters and
•At first we thought we would have
supporters listening to the speech
but it might work better if we film the
speech and film the reporters.
• This is a point of view
shot. It works well as
we can see all of the
reporters through the
speakers point of view.
It also reveal how there
are a lot of people
• These are two screen shots of the
speech made by Michael Douglas as
he played the President.
• They are both close ups and reveals
to the audience a number of things.
• The first is his clothing it shows that
he is very well presented as he is
wearing a smart suit with a tie but also
he is shaven and his hair has been
•From this we have to make sure that
our actor is wearing a suit and tie so
that he looks smart, intelligent and
•The second is that while he is making
his speech he is using his hands to
show how he is passionate about he
issues he is talking about.