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THE KING'S SPEECH
« on: January 31, 2011, 10:18:04 AM »


A remarkable film with a stellar cast of Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena-Bohnam Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon, Claire Booth, and Sir Derek Jacobi.

Set in pre-WWII England, the father of Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of York(Firth), must overcome his stammer. A heart gripping story of a relationship between two different men, events that shaped the House of Windsor at a time when things were not as they seemed.

This is a film that is now reaping recognition as a major Oscar Contender with 12 Nominations. A film that should not be missed.

****/out of 4 stars
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 12:06:47 PM »
I really, really, really want to see this movie! It has three of my favorite actors.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 12:58:58 PM »
It was excellent. Colin Firth's acting deserves every possible award.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 06:43:34 PM »
I agree, it's a great film!
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 06:46:15 PM »
Wonderful movie.  Geoffrey Rush was superb; Colin Firth was perfectly believable in the role; and Helena Bonham Carter was so wonderful she made me forget she was Helena Bonham Carter.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 09:50:58 PM »
would LOVE for my students to see this movie (but it's a bit too old for them, I'm afraid.)
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 11:59:31 PM »
and Helena Bonham Carter was so wonderful she made me forget she was Helena Bonham Carter.
Seconded. I didn't mind her at all in this movie, and usually I hate her.

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011, 07:39:45 PM »
and Helena Bonham Carter was so wonderful she made me forget she was Helena Bonham Carter.
Seconded. I didn't mind her at all in this movie, and usually I hate her.
I do like her, but had forgotten she has mad acting skillz.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2011, 10:38:18 PM »
This is on my "too see" list as well.

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011, 12:13:46 AM »
For everyone that goes nuts about HA costumes.... :o

 Take note in 'The King's Speech' when Colin Firth goes to visit his brother at Balmoral he is wearing a kilt in the Irish County Kerry tartan, which was designed in the 90's, and a modern 'off the rack' sporran and argyll jacket. (In fact I have the same jacket)
The costume designer Jenny Beavan did a really good job recreating the 1930s fashions in the film, but really dropped the ball with the Highlandwear!

http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/scots-furious-as-kings-speech-shows-firth-wearing-irish-tartan-2509319.html

Overlook the kilt thing and the usual gross falsifications of history, and it's a pretty good movie !
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 10:23:36 PM »


I was so engrossed in the story, I missed that detail. And I very seldom overlook ostuming details.  ;D
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Re: THE KING'S SPEECH
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 09:31:50 AM »
After watching the 83rd Academy Awards with Linda last night, I was very pleased to see 'THE KING'S SPEECH' win Best Picture. Director, Actor, and Original Screenplay.

A very competitive fiield this time around, the Academy got it right this year. Last year, I was rooting for 'AVATAR'. Surely one of the most inovative and spectacular films of this century so far. Not many people saw 'The Hurt Locker'.
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