In this section, we will be compiling a series of articles that look behind some of the most famous speeches in history.


The Great Speeches Series will dissect famous and not so famous speeches from film, theatre, politics and popular culture, to discover the heart of their power and effectiveness.

Great Speeches Series: Movies


The Indianapolis Speech


From Steven Spielberg’s 1975 horror classic, 'Jaws'

There is no doubt that the immortal line from Steven Spielberg’s 1975 horror classic, 'Jaws' has become a staple in the popular vernacular. It is a phrase that has come to signal the utter lack of preparation in the face of insurmountable challenges...


The Inspirational Speech


From Martin Scorsese's 2013 wild and brilliant, 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter, based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort. Introduced to life in the fast lane through stockbroking, Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo Di Caprio) takes a hit after a Wall Street crash. He teams up with Donnie Azoff, cheating his way to the top as his relationships slide.