The King’s Speech The King’s Speech movie was directed TomHooper and written by David Seidler.This British historical drama film whichwas released to the nationwide on 7 January 2011 and worldwide release onFebruary 2011.This movie depicts about King George VI who has been sufferingfrom stammering difficulty since young.After King George V’s death,King EdwardVIII who was the elder brother of King George VI was crowned as the next Kingwho will rule the reign.
Since King Edward VIII was in love with two timesdivorced American woman,Wallis Simpson,hence the ruling responsibilities givento his younger brother,King George VI instead.Therefore,King George had toprepare himself by attending speech theraphy conducted by Australian bornspeech therapist,Lionel Logue.At a critical point,he has to declare a warbetween British and Nazi Germany on 1939 on live radio.Will he able to do so ?Will he able to create a everlasting trust in his people? The main characters in this movie are KingGeorge VI played by Collin Firth,Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue,the speechtherapist.Other than that,Gay Pearce as Edward VIII and Helena Bonham Carter asthe Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother The movie’s setting was based on the worldof British Royals.
Majority of the scenes in the movie displayed were in theGrand Royal Residence and consulting room of speech therapist in at 146 HarleyStreet.This movie has beenshowing the era of 1930’s time zone.The costumes of the characters were veryexquisite and royal based.
The central conflict of the movie,The King’sspeech was mainly about his stammering problem.Whereas,another conflict alsoincludes the King Edward VII who was reluctant to give up on his love.He endedup abdicating his power and authority as a king. In terms of directing,the director hadactually brought us to the 1930’s era which is truly mesmerizing.Due to that,wecan imagine how the olden days are in United Kingdom.Each and every scene ofthe movie is realistic and authentic because it potrays the actual thinghappened before in a delicate manner.
The director has given his best by keepingus involved in the interesting storyline.We could feel the emotions andcharacters that has been potrayed magnificently.Well,there is no mistakes ormessy shots in each scenes as his directing was extraordinary As for the actors,they did their part androles very well and amazingly coordinated.I would like to emphasize mainly onColin Firth’s role on King George VI is truly astounding which proves him an excellentwith top quality acting availability.He continuously potrayed thenervousness,restless,disappointment and unsatisfied expressions for hisstammering problem without any glitch.For instance,when he was declaring thewar between Britain and the Nazi’s,with confidence and he managed to overcomehis fear in doing so.Other than that,Geoffrey Rush with his immensely touchingand dedicated character.
For example,in the coronation ceremony in WestministerAbbey,he acted very well in making the king realise his potential in speaking. Next the cinematography was a topnotch forthe movie.Majority of the scenes has closed camera which ultimately providesbig potraits.The sets that he designed for the movie was simple andintriguing.For example,the consulting that has been used by Lionel Logue hasripped wallpaper which describes the warm and cozy environment.The backgroundhas indeed created a rough and warm atmosphere to avoid the boredom in theperspective of viewers.
Apart from that,the sceneries shown werevery nice and pleasant.To be more specific,the scene where Regent’s park scenewhere the King and speech therapist would be arguing non-stop while catching upsome air.The background effect in the scene is truly admirable as it shows somefoggy environment with smog which creates a calm and cold environment.Increating the foggy environment,a big thums up to the special effects team orcommonly known as SFX in doing theirpart in recreating the scene. Thesountracks in the movie were incredibly matched perfectly with the of motive ofthe scenes.For example,when the king gave the war declaration speech in therecording room.At the beginning of the speech the instrumental sound wasintense and ending part was smooth which creates a balanced sound.
Throughoutthe movie,sound was not affecting the viewers greatly but it sure does createan impact on everyone who loves the British Royal genre music. The strength of the movie is that,a publicawareness about stammering has been created and how to overcome any difficultysuch as stammering in certain situations.It really teach us that even thegreatest man alive has a difficulty and to which he has to seek help from theless noble.So,social status is not given priority in this film.Whereas,theweakness of the movie is that the soundtrack which has been deeply notemphasized and I personally feel that it did not give any impacts on usviewers. In a nutshell,overall the movie has beenvery inspiring to the people who has difficuly or any dissablity.
The charactersin the film was given an equal opportunity and social status was not a big dealin the movie.For example,the king befriends a normal speech therapist who isnot from the royals and managed to create a bond which is more thanfriendship.The movie also potrayed culture,attitude and dressing of the peoplein 1930’s era.Lastly,I would recommend this amazing movie to all my family andfriends because of the equalily in respecting others message shown in the movieand I find this movie very admirable.
Soundtrack should be more deeply connectedto the scenes and that’s the only improvement.