Sunday, 13 February 2011

The King's Speech

I am not a big fan of Royal dramas or period pieces generally. They often focus on technical beauty, often neglecting character and plot. The King's Speech is a definite exception. A perfectly crafted, beautiful film that fills you with joy. The central characters are beautifully humanised by Colin Firth (King George VI), Geoffrey Rush (Lionel Logue) and Helena Bonham Carter (Elizabeth). All of the lead performances are of Oscar calibre. 

This is the story of Prince Albert, Duke of York, who became King George VI, but struggled to correct his speech problems - his stammering unsettles many people, and 'Bertie' needed to solve it for his King's speech to the nation. Many elite doctors come and go, without success in solving the stammering. Until Prince Albert, meets Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist whose methods are unorthodox and his approach a bit informal towards royalty. When Prince Albert visits Logue's office in Harley Street, Logue informs him - "My Castle, My Rules". From thereon, an uneasy relationship at first, blossoms into an unusual friendship, as Logue puts his heart into helping 'Bertie' (as he calls him - "Bertie" is only for the family). 

Beautiful direction, cinematography, art production and a fine script that is both funny and emotionally touching, the King's Speech is a crowd-pleaser without being cheap entertainment.


  1. good shit little long, needs pictures but eh

  2. Sounds interesting, will check it out! following and supporting like always!

  3. Good tip, but the way I win employers over is with my cover letter. My resume pretty much speaks for itself, since I was managing a cell phone store at the age of 18... they don't need to know i just sat around drinking though.

  4. This seemed like a bit of a silly movie to me at first, but then I realized that I tend to like every movie that I see regardless of genre (assuming it is of quality for it's genre) so I might just have to check this out.

    Also, you should review "Battle: Los Angeles" when it comes out. Looks like a plotless visual thriller, but I am ecstatic to see it!

  5. never wow tgc but magic the gathering is awesome .
    I bet you played it before since it is most known tgc .
    What is the difference between Magic and Wow tgc's ?