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Independence Day poster

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Twentieth Century Fox

In the 1996 film Independence Day, "When Captain Hiller [Will Smith] is talking to General Grey [Robert Loggia] about returning to El Toro, the giant screen behind them is displaying some sort of night vision display and the bottom of the screen is endlessly rotating through various numbers and stats. At one point, instead of numbers, the screen reads "And now I see with eye serene the very pulse of the machine - Wordsworth", an excerpt of a William Wordsworth poem entitled 'She Was a Phantom of Delight'" (IMDB).