Monday, November 22, 2010

The Kings Speech Preview/Synopsis

November 26

Directed by Tom Hooper ( John Adams, The Damn United ) starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Gambon, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Ehle, Clair Bloom, Timothy Spall. Wriiten by David Seidler ( Tucker: A Man and His Dream ) cinematography by Danny Cohen ( Pirate Radio ) Editing by Oscar nominee Tariq Anwar ( American Beauty ) Original music by Oscar nominee Alexandre Desplat ( Benjamin Button )

Because of his stammer, Albert (the future George VI) dreaded public speaking. After his closing speech at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley on 31 October 1925, which was an ordeal for both him and the listeners, he began to see Lionel Logue, an Australian-born speech therapist. The Duke and Logue practised breathing exercises such as diaphragmatic breathing and the Duchess rehearsed these with him patiently. As a result of the training, the Duke's opening address at Australia's Federal Parliament at Canberra in 1927 went successfully, and he was able to speak subsequently with only a slight hesitation.

Rated R for brief language.

Oscar chances ? This film could possibly be the nomination leader, with locks in the Picture, Actor, Director, Supporting Actress, Screenplay, Costumes, Editing and Art Direction. If you are a betting person you going in for The King's Speech.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !