l atin in the movies. b y chelsea mageland. The movies. (click icon). The Matrix. The Matrix. There was latin in “The Matrix”. Over the door in the Oracle’s kitchen there is a latin motto. It said: “temet Nosce,” which translates as “know thyself”. The Sixth Sense.
by chelsea mageland
In the movie, when Malcolm and Cole are in the church, during the day, Cole says,
“De profundisclamo ad tedomine (Malcolm stares surprised) …It’s Latin”
This translates as “from the depths I cry out to you, Lord”
There is actually Latin in Willy Wonka
and the Chocolate Factory! :
Wonka, angrily to grandpa Joe,
Reading the contract signed by the children:
“fax mentis incendiumgloriae…”
“the torch of glory kindles the mind”
Continuing to read the contract…
“no one shall be punished twice for
the same offenses
Carpe Diem is the theme for this movie. Mr. Keating is a young English and poetry teacher who is determined to teach his students to live life with “absolute passion” and he uses this Latin phrase to help him to do so. Her is a section of the script:
PITTS: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may Old time is still a flying And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying.
Keating: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. The Latin term for that sentiment is “Carpe Diem.” Anyone know what that means?
MEEKS: Carpe Diem… seize the day.
KEATING: Very good, Mr__?
KEATING: Seize the day while you’re young, see that you make use of your time. Why does the poet write these lines?
A STUDENT: Because he\'s in a hurry?
KEATING: Because we’re food for worms, lads! Because we’re only going to experience a limited number of springs, summers, and falls. One day, hard as it is to believe, each and every one of us is going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die! Stand up and peruse the faces of the boys who attended this school sixty or seventy years ago. Don’t be timid, go look at them.
I know, this is kind of a given, but here are some examples
In the first few scenes Nicholas Cage is speaking to a man about the assassination of Lincoln.
They brought up that John Wilkes Booth’s (the assassinator) last words were, “Sic SemperTyranis”
“Thus always to Tyrants”
[Which is also Virginia’s state motto]
Latin in National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
So who would have thought that dinosauras have latin in their names? [just kidding…]Jurassic Park
Here are some examples:
Velociraptor (velocis=swift + raptor=thief): meaning “swift thief,” referring to its quickness and grasping hands. It was a small, agile and slender theropod dinosaur.
Tyrannosaurus rex (tyrant lizard king..rex=king, tyranis=tyrant): the king of dinosaurs