Twelve Monkeys (1995): Railly's Lecture

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The clip Railly's lecture from Twelve Monkeys (1995) . Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.

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The clip Railly's lecture from Twelve Monkeys (1995) . Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.

"In a season of great pestilence...
there are omens and divinations.
And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels...
seven golden vials full of the wrath of God...
who liveth forever and ever. "
Revelations.
In the 14th century, according to accounts of officials of that time...
this man appeared suddenly in the village of Wyle near Stonehenge...
in April of 1362.
Using unfamiliar words and speaking in a strange accent...
the man made dire prognostications about a pestilence...
which he said would wipe out humanity in approximately 600 years.
Obviously this plague-doomsday scenario is considerably more compelling...
when reality supports it with a virulent disease...
whether it's the bubonic plague, small pox or AIDS.
Now we have technological horrors as well...
such as chemical warfare, which first reared its ugly head...
during the deadly mustard gas attacks of World War I.
During such an attack in the French trenches in October of 1917...
we have an account of this soldier...
who, during an assault, was wounded by shrapnel...
and hospitalized, apparently in a state of hysteria.
Doctors found he had lost all comprehension of French...
but that he spoke English fluently...
albeit in a regional dialect they didn't recognize.
The man, though physically unaffected by the gas...
was beside himself.
He claimed that he had come from the future...
that he was looking for a pure germ...
that would ultimately wipe mankind off the face of the Earth...
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