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The Film

Starring the ever charming George VI played by Colin Firth. The King’s speech is about Prince Albert who later became George VII he was not expecting to be King he was second in line to the throne but his brother abdicated the throne in order to marry an American Divorcee that he had fallen madly in love with. So Prince Albert reluctantly took his place leading England right before World War II.

Personal Issues

A feel good movie in which the King overcomes various personal issues of self worth in a brave feat of public speaking and attempting to overcome his stammer while addressing his people. After seeing various speech therapists at no avail, his wife finds a very unconventional speech therapist Lionel Louge played by Geoffrey Rush. Firth shouts “The nation believes that when I speak, I speak for them. Well, I can’t speak.” the King relies on the help of this little-known Australian speech therapist to overcome his stammer enough to give important public speeches.

Ideas

King George VII had many physical ailments as a child many which were treated harshly and and the stammering was thought to be physical but Lionel Louge has different ideas. He believe that it comes from deeper psychological issues, a very strange notion at the time. But after speaking about his childhood, lack of friends and even bullying, the King begins to open up to Louge and realise that he can be a great leader.

Power

After being pushed into power as King of England Firth must speak for the people in a time of war. Churchill says “War with Germany will come and we will need a king who we can all stand behind” George VII needs to lead the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth needed a leader, someone who would inspire confidence. The radio now being a common household item the king needs to address all his subjects on the air. George VII relies heavily on Louge to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast on Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1939.

Applause

At the end of the film the King realises that he has a true friend in Louge, a loving family and he is a strong and worthy leader. This is a powerful, hilarious and deeply moving story, told against the backdrop of a critical juncture in modern history, of the emergence of a deep friendship out of a professional relationship between two men who would otherwise never have socially interacted. Thanks to London sponsor Islington Professional Locksmiths for running the website and Easy Fix Ealing Locksmiths and  The buildup to the climactic finale is skillfully executed and prompted the audience to erupt into spontaneous applause. Geoffrey Rush does a fantastic job as Lionel Logue and Colin Firth is excellent as King George VI.

What is a speech problem?

speech issues our favourite colinSomething which the fans here would like to speak a bit more about is that which is inflicting the main and most wonderful character in this movie. Namely a speech impediment or a speech disorder which it can also be called. There is a whole range of different disorders in existence, and it can sometimes be hard to classify them, as they include everything that stops a person from being able to speak as we view correctly. So for example, everything from a lisp to being completely mute can be a speech impediment.
The causes to an issue with speech is very difficult to know, which is the reason to why in many cases the reason behind is never quite figured out. Often there is some sort of neurological issue or a hearing issue. Of course an issue can also arise after some sort of trauma though an accident and so forth. The is a whole centre in the brain dedicated to language, and of course with everything being so finely connected and still enigmatic to our scientists the variety of impediments is huge.
To be an actor no doubt comes with a row of different challenges, and for us, seeing one of our favourite actor perform the role of the king, with a voice, but with a difficulty in getting it out, is to say the least a pleasure. The performance is convincing and speaks for itself, so if you have not yet seen this lovely reel, the it’s about time you get yourself a copy as soon as possible, we guarantee you will not regret giving this masterpiece a couple of hours of your life.

The debate on quality and high profile films

the cinema curtain red and longWith this film being nominated for so many awards and having a general high profile from square one with its cast under prestigious direction and a decent budget behind it, there has been some discussion to whether or not the film deserved the hype it was surrounded by. Of course for the team here, and all the other fans of this film this is not really a question. You can go ahead and watch the film if you have not already, and see for yourself, there will always be conflict in the field of so many high shooting and high quality film makers and film projects each year. However when it comes down to this grand reel, and if you give it the time of day you will see this for yourself, which can bring it down.

Great publicity and a good budget together with famous actors can at times work against a film and the way it is perceived as what is expected becomes almost unrealistic. And although this may be phenomenon we don’t think that it has any effect when it comes to this brilliantly put together piece of cinematic art.

As many before us have put it, what made this film overtake other big hitters like the social network that year and bring home big awards, it was simply that beside the fanciful things surrounding this film, it contains a lot of heart. A lot of something human, and brought to us in a nothing less than brilliant format.

If you disagree with our statements, or if you have something that you would like to add, please feel free to get in touch with the team here today, we are always happy to hear from our readers so have no hesitation to email. If you have suggestions on other things you would like to see on our page, suggestions and feedback is always welcome!

The realm of making films

the art of making filmsA development that exploded at the end of last century was of course that of films and cinema. With the introduction of moving pictures straight in the homes of the general public, a whole new era of things started. It gave rise to a whole new domain of storytelling and information relay. This is of course something that the team here is greatly appreciative of and something which brings us much joy. The privilege of being born in times of such abundance and technological and digital advancement is something that doesn’t easy bypass us.

As many generations before us have said, but as we also claim, especially with the rise of the internet and the accessibility which now exists to a vast majority of people in the western world. We live in most interesting times. A time in which the art of film making could and still is flourishing although it is now often taking more and more digital shape. The traditional art of theatre ha taken a massive stop onto the big screen and become a multi-million pound industry. Of course one could focus on the negative of what it brings as well, however that is not something that we aim to do here.

As a great example of what film is today, there is this wonderful film which combines all the greatest aspects of theatre, acting, effect, music and all the rest of it. The result of which is a masterpiece in its own right, and anyone who has seen the film would most likely agree. We would like to say thank you to the film makers of today, and especially to those involved in making what is our highest regarded and favourite film created hitherto.

Bringing to light one of the most brilliant stories

putting the right film in the spotlightFor us, this wonderful film is one of the last great films before what we would label as a long dry spell of Hollywood set in. There are an increasing number of superhero films and computer generated graphics which stun and amaze the eye, but leave the soul empty. We would again like to bring tribute to the makers of this film which we wish to see many times still. And hopefully it will be viewed also by many up coming film makers who can find inspiration in drama, human stories and which seek to capture their audience though compelling characters and great adventures.

Not just using bright lights and trickery to draw their audience. The art of movie making is also the art of communication, and as people we understand meaning and value, in the moments when our attention is drawn away from bright lights and sparkles.

It is not our wish to be critical with regards to the current direction of the movie industry, however the team here are of the romantic types, and we can hope by dedicating this site to our favourite films, and a one of the greatest works since the turn of the millennia we will also draw attention to what we would call the fine art of film making. If you have any feedback for us, if there is any particular article or topic that you would like to see addressed here, or if there is anything that you are wondering in general, feel free to get in touch with the fans of great films here today!

The film industry and disability

iconic cult classicSomething that we here feel have not gotten the spot light as often as we would like to see it, is that of representation of those who have some sort of disability. Most films today are about heroes which are not real or at least not believable as realistic characters. On this point, like so many others the film which the site is dedicated to does the job perfectly. Of course things are played out in a historical setting, but all the characters are of human nature, and deal with very human issues, even if they are on a grand scale.

It’s not possible for the team dedicated to film, but as enthusiastic viewer of the media, but also as a group of interested individuals with high standards, to approve of where it is looking like we are heading in terms of the direction of the industry. A giant beast, having grown out of proportion to fill the continuous demand for producing a box office hit. A time where film is on the decline is what we see in the general view. However there are still independent and upcoming film makers that take the art of moving images into the twenty-first century in both historically strong and cultural ways, with heroes, heroines and people of the real kind, the kind which we can identify and relate to.

For us, inevitably the thing which is the most magic about watching a film is the ability it carries to transport you into a different time, a different age, and a different story, and that is something which requires both skill, brains and passion to manage. If you haven’t done so already, go and get yourself a copy of our favourite film which is a testament and showcase, a great example of what the film industry is still capable of.

New movie recommendations

recommendations for cinemaWe would like to bring to you, as you are a fan of the wonderful, renowned, praised and awarded reel of the king and his speech, another film recommendation which may be of interest to you, especially perhaps if you are a particularly enthusiastic fan of the man, the actor playing the lead role.

Announcements have been made to the making of a new Bridget Jones film, and this title involving also a baby this time, and of course one of our all-time favourite female actors in addition to the wonderful Mr Firth. This film is not too dissimilar in genre, and with great cast paired with a great production team, you can expect great things to happen.

These days we see many films made only for the fascination factor, great dramas with a hint of comedy which speak of human stories are increasingly rare to come by. However the team here are always on a diligent search to find them, and if you keep tuned we will bring your more suggestion of great works of films, from the past and planned for the future as far as we know. We are sure you have your own methods of finding great film suggestions, however if you are ever stuck, please keep us in mind.

And we leave you for this time with the recommendation of this wonderful film which we cannot wait to lay our eyes upon, it may not be as great as the movie which this site is dedicated to or pack as much of an historical punch, but it does speak of current life, relatable, dramatic, funny and no doubt wonderful!