Video Clips

[Created: 7 Nov. 2010]
[Updated: January 31, 2023 ]

Lewis Milestone, All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

  • Clip 1 - the school teacher urges Paul Bäumer's class to enlist to serve the Fatherland and reminds them of Horace's line "dolce et decorum est pro patria mori" (it is sweet and fitting to die for the fatherland). 6 mins 14 [view clip].

Arthur Hiller, The Americanization of Emily (1964)

  • Clip 1 - Charlie confront's Emily's mother on the question of officially memorializing the dead which he believes perpetuates the system of war. 17 mins 15 [view clip]

Michael Curiz, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

  • Clip 1 - Robin Hood confronts Prince John and declares his intention of organizing resistance to his tyrannical rule. 5 mins 16 [view clip]
  • Clip 2 - The free-born Saxons meet in Sherwood forest and pledge to defend their liberties. 1 min 42 [view clip]

Peter Weir, Dead Poets Society (1989)

  • Clip 1 - the school teacher, played by Robin Williams, shows the boys how easy it is to conform and not march to the beat of a different drummer. 2 mins 20. [view clip]

Ridely Scott, Robin Hood (2010)

  • Clip 1 - Robin learns about his Father the "Philosopher of Liberty" [view clip]
  • Clip 2 - Robin demands that the King respect the ancient rights of Englishmen in a written Charter [view clip]

Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975)

  • Clip 1 - The Constitutional Peasants. 3 mins 10 [view clip]

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, Yes, Prime Minister: A Real Partnership (1986)

  • Clip 1 - The Civil Service pay rise. 3 mins 4 [view clip]

Stanley Kubrick, Paths of Glory (1957)

  • Clip 1 - The "calculus of death". 4 mins 13 [view clip]

Volker Schlöndorff, The Tin Drum (1979)

  • Clip 1 - Oscar disrupts a Nazi Party rally by beating his drum "idiosyncratically" [view clip]