Monday, 15 October 2012

The King's Speech, by Isaac

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The King's Speech is a recent film directed by Tom Hooper in 2010, set in the interwar period in the United Kingdom. We can catalogue it as an historical drama, or even a biographical one, because the plot is about the problems that King George VI —wonderfully played by Colin Firth— had to face due to his stammer. Basically, the movie shows us how Lionel Logue, a speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush, receives the task of helping the king at the time he still was the Duque of York. In the same way, we can also see all the process by which he becomes monarch of Great Britain owing to the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII (played by Guy Pearce).In my opinion, the most memorable scene of this film is the radio speech, when he announces, full of solemnity and helped by Lionel Logue, the British participation in the Second World War against Germany.Lastly, it's necessary to point out the great performance of Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, the king's wife.

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