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The King's Speech

Postby Felstaff » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:15 am UTC

I saw this last night. It was very good. Good enough to make a thread for. I saw The Way Back last week. That wasn't good enough to make a thread for.

I might even put money on Colin Firth winning a Best Actor Oscar at the Academy Oscar Awards. Perhaps 1 bob. His battle with his stutter is so perfectly nuanced and heartbreaking, and one of the finest pieces of acting I've seen since Michael Jai White's death scene in Spawn.

I recommend you see it. The King's Speech, that is. Not... not Spawn. That was a huge pile of claptrap. I don't even know why you brought it up.
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Alder » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:41 pm UTC

I read a bit about this film somewhere and thought it looked interesting. Hope I get a chance to see it.
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Zohar » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:25 pm UTC

I've been pretty eager to see this movie ever since I saw the trailer. I think it's out this weekend or next one here.
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby charliepanayi » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:45 pm UTC

It's very good, and Firth and Rush are fantastic together on screen. All very stereotypically British, but in a good way. And pretty funny in places.

Getting an R certificate in the USA because of the swearing scene - even funnier.
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Felstaff » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:48 pm UTC

...Tits.
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Midnight » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:51 pm UTC

Go America.
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Naw but I wanna see this movie.
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Postby Lazar » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:52 pm UTC

I quite enjoyed it. (And no, it didn't seem to me like an R-worthy movie at all.)
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Jessica » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:29 pm UTC

I can't wait to see this movie!
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby GraphiteGirl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:09 am UTC

Oh, I loved this. Things I loved:
- finally, a role that actually suits all that inner rage Michael Gambon seems to be carrying into every character he portrays
- finally, the endearingly stammering repressed Englishman character Colin Firth has always played was carried to its natural conclusion
- the entertaining parallels between King Edward/Wallace Simpson and Nyles/Merris Crane
- the use of Antipodean as an insult
- the wonderful performances and script
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Magnificent Minimalist » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:48 am UTC

I watched this movie the same night that I watched The Black Swan; The Black Swan was SO BAD that I needed to watch something good to put my world back into balance.

I'd read no reviews and seen no advertisements for The King's Speech, so I had no idea what I was about to watch. It was so lovely, all charming and nuanced and many-dimensioned and stuff. I'd like to watch it again and again--and not just for all of that R-rated swearing. ;)

And it was nice to see Helena Bonham Carter outside of her Harry Potter role.

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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Idhan » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:00 pm UTC

I'd kind of like to see what a real speech therapist thinks about this. I'd like to see what they think of the effectiveness of rolling someone across the floor is, and to what extent the "idiot doctor who think smoking is good and relies on stories about Demosthenes for medicine" portrayed at the beginning was a reality in the 1920s-30s.

Colin Firth was great.

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Re: The King's Speech

Postby handiangel » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:15 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:...Tits.


I loved this bit. Firth's face was surprised embarrassment, then a don't judge look. Perfect.

Anyway, I loved this film. I'd say it's the best film I've seen this year... but that's not saying too much at the moment! But you get the idea lol. I was so glad that Colin won the golden globe. Makes me very hopeful for the Oscars, especially if he gets the Bafta too.

And HBC was pitch perfect too as the Queen Mum.


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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Zohar » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:14 pm UTC

Saw it yesterday. It was very good indeed. Wonderful acting, fascinating look into commoners and royalty life (especially for someone such as myself, who isn't very aware of these things), greatly written.

I was a bit bothered that a lot of the audience kept laughing at some inappropriate points (when he actually uses insults to be able to speak for example).
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Jessica » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:44 pm UTC

Seems the king's speech has 12 oscar nominations under it's belt. I need to see this movie...
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby the_bandersnatch » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:12 am UTC

Watched it for the first time last night and loved it. I'm quite torn now between which film I preferred out of The Social Network and The Kings Speech. Both were films that had subject matter of little to no interest to me before watching the film, yet both had an excellent blend of insight, humour and poignancy in their stories, and both were well acted and directed, with great use of music. Hmm... think I'll have to watch both again before making my mind up.

In any case, I'd thoroughly recommend The Kings Speech and think Geoffrey Rush should definitely get the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, he was a joy throughout. Highlights included the scene at Logue's house, and of course the swearing.

Edit: Oh, and I have to say there was some subtle but excellent cinematography in the film, especially of note were some of the long tracking shots - the one as Bertie and Elizabeth hold a conversation whilst walking across a landing and down a flight of stairs with the camera ahead of them the whole way was particularly good.
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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Phill » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:39 pm UTC

This is one of those films which I would never have gone to see if practically all of my friends hadn't said to me how good it was. So I went to see it on Saturday, and loved it. Fantastic film, great story - apparently true (so it has educational value as well) - and in general I just felt like it was film making firing on all cylinders. Everything was pretty much spot on.

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Re: The King's Speech

Postby Zorlin » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:56 am UTC

I went to see this and it unintentionally turned into a pretty awesome date, since we ended up at different theaters than our friends due to shitty planning.

I enjoyed it a lot but I think I'd feel the opposite if it was 5-10 minutes longer. It felt like the right length.
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