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User Info: wzrd517

wzrd517
5 years ago#1
Three years ago, user AwesomeID32000 posted that he discovered the same voice sample in the boss battle theme, Knight of Fire, used in the game Command & Conquer: Renegade in the track "Ammo Clip." Another user in the topic made out the words "Total sentence imposed is ten years in the state prison" and linked them to a transcript of a CNN Newscast in July 2004:

http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0407/02/lol.04.html

This broadcast documents the death of Marlon Brando and takes a look back at his life. The above quote is used during the trial of Christian Brando for murdering Dag Drollet in 1990. It is said by Judge Robert Thomas inside of the Santa Monica Courthouse in Los Angeles, California. Without audio or video we have been unable to validate the source of the voice sample.

Last year a documentary on Brando was released by Stevan Riley called "Listen to Me Marlon." The film shows footage of the trial and features the video of the sentence at 01:29:40. This confirms the source of the sample which is cut in Xenogears to: "Total sentence imposed is ten." Below is a link to audio of the clip:

https://soundcloud.com/wzrd517/xenogears-knight-of-fire-voice-source

You can find the film "Listen to Me Marlon" on Showtime.

User Info: BLAHMASTER

BLAHMASTER
5 years ago#2
Wow, that's another step closer to having the original clip! (this one has documentary music over it)

So we have:
1990 - original trial
1998 - Xenogears
2002 - Command & Conquer: Renegade
2004 - original aired
2015 - documentary

I wonder if there was a collection of sound files somewhere that both games ended up using, or what. Yasunori Mitsuda is apparently on record somewhere as saying it was gibberish, which is not helpful. The clip is clear enough in Command & Conquer that no one would bother asking about what the words are or where it came from.

It's funny to me that the sound clips we have get less clear as we go back in time towards the source.
2015 - clear clip with minimal music over the top
2002 - clear clip with music over the top
1998 - distorted and cut clip with music over the top
1990 - completely unrecognizable - wait, I mean, someone has it somewhere, just not a Xenogears fan
It doesn't have to make sense.

User Info: vegafoo

vegafoo
5 years ago#3
This fascinates me probably way more than it should...
Stand tall and shake the heavens!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlP_UK6LEFc

User Info: phiefer3

phiefer3
5 years ago#4
Whenever I hear the song title Knight of Fire I always think of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9ALaS8lHGM
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/08/25/ninja.jpg
Everytime you see him, the phiefer's just so hype. He's dope on the board and he's magic on the mic. ~fidormula

User Info: BLAHMASTER

BLAHMASTER
5 years ago#5
phiefer3 posted...
Whenever I hear the song title Knight of Fire I always think of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9ALaS8lHGM


I have the same problem.
It doesn't have to make sense.

User Info: GeistSR

GeistSR
5 years ago#6
Has it really been three years? Wow...

I am still reeling from the revelation!

User Info: DiablosGhidorah

DiablosGhidorah
5 years ago#7
This has plagued me for nearly 17 years. Thank you.
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User Info: Hyuga Uzuki

Hyuga Uzuki
5 years ago#8
This is nuts!

User Info: Rodimus_Prime

Rodimus_Prime
5 years ago#9
I still kind of feel like pointing and laughing at the people who swore up and down that the line was nothing more than gibberish. It just goes to show you that you shouldn't claim or imply that something is a fact when you don't have any proof.
"The first rule of survival, is to only think about oneself!"-Ziggurat 8 aka Ziggy
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