In many movies we see our Hero giving a speech to the troops to stir support, and ready them for battle. However it turns out that he’s talking to tens of thousands of troops, and with no speaker system in sight. How did the lowly troops hear or get inspired by the greatness of the general in command?
I saw a trailer for *Elizabeth *(2?) and she’s doing it there. I remember they did it in Braveheart (possibly more than once) Caesar in HBO’s *Rome *gave a few speeches that couldn’t have been heard by so many.
So two questions for the CS:
- What other movies have someone giving a speech to too many people to hear
and more importantly
- Did this really happen?
Was it retroactively written by the victors?
Was it like a stump speech? Where he would give it a few hundred times leading up to battle?
Did he give the speech to a hundred ‘officers’ and they would, in turn, retell it to their troops?
Is this only a work of fiction, and never really happened?
Some of these wouldn’t work, when the end of the speech is the Hero charging the Enemy, but otherwise they could work.