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Old 02-19-2011, 01:14 PM
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There is a show on Channel 4 on Thursday I think, called The Real King's Speech.
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I'm beyond thrilled for everyone involved in the King's Speech, especially David Seidler, whose hero was George VI and who waited so long to tell his story.

Colin Firth deserved his Best Actor - he inhabited the role of George VI so incredibly well.

Now, I can't wait to buy the DVD so I can watch it at anytime
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:31 AM
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George VI was the only Royal in the line of fire in WW1, was he not (Battle of Jutland?) And of course his wife the Queen lost a dear brother in the war, plus tended to many of the wounded, particularly those with psychiatric disabilities (at Glamis).

The Queen Mum seems to have really disliked the idea that Germany would ever rearm, and Germany had already broken its treaties and put the world on course to another war before George VI came to the throne. (I'm just getting to World War II in the wonderful book The Queen Mother).
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:15 PM
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I watched the movie today. Collin Firth really deserved to win the Oscar for his portrayal of King Geaorge VI.
Being a future speech therapist with special interest in the therapy of stuttering the movie especially touched me.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:22 PM
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I couldn't belive Geoffrey Rush didn't get best supporting actor!!
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Its a shame but Colin Firth got his due as did the whole film.....so I Suppose in a way they ALL won
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:38 PM
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I couldn't belive Geoffrey Rush didn't get best supporting actor!!

Well Christian Bale's performance was quite something. As we say here he "took the movie (the fighter)". I just saw the King's speech today and I absolutely adored it. I have friends saying that inception was better and the social network, but I don't think they are appreciating the importance of the historical moment portrayed in that movie, and the great performances by the three main actors.

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Christian Bale was boring, Geoffrey deserved it a lot more.
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Well Lumutuqueen we'llhave to agree in disagreeing, I do think that Oscar was for Mr. Bale, his capacity of transforming and how amazing is his impersonation (?) of this living man, totally rocked!
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Christian Bale was boring, Geoffrey deserved it a lot more.
Christian Bale should've gotten that award years ago. The man is method but he's the best of the best. On the level of Joaquin Phoenix-good.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:44 PM
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Not in my opinion, he's never been exceptional at anything. He's always just good to me. He doesn't deserve an Oscar for what I think are mediocre roles. AMPAS obviously didn't agree that he has deserved an Oscar previously, as he has never been nominated before.
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What does Christian Bale have to do with the King's Speech?

If you would like to discuss his Oscar, please do so here http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...a-29983-2.html .
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Did he swear like in the film in real life as treatment
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:41 PM
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But he was also a gentleman. I'd sure like to know how fictionalized the movie is. I suppose we'll never know whether the King used the "f" word or not, but if we don't know for, I suppose I'd prefer they not show him using it.

On the other hand, perhaps it's well known that he cussed like a sailor. I certainly haven't read a biography of him (yet).
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Yesterday I finally watched "The King's Speech" and I really enjoyed it. Colin Firth deserved for his Oscar, Geoffrey and Helena were good too.
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It is well documented, including direct quotes from QEII and the DoE that King George VI had a very colorfull vocab. I think its embarrassing that Americans are so afraid of a word that they refuse to look at in context and see how much help a simple word was to the King. Well done Colin!, I was hoping for Rush but Christian Bale deserved it as well. Im so happy this movie won instead of the Social Network.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:36 PM
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Loved this movie. Was one of the best movies I've seen this year.
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I just read that the lead role was first offered to Paul Bettany but he turned it down because he had been away from his family for 5 months filming another movie. I think he also would have done an excellent job and I love the fact that he put his family above his career. Jennifer Connelly isn't a bad consolation prize.
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