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Old 01-12-2011, 03:24 PM
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Wait...who did Mr. Collins play in the The King's Speech?

There was one actor who looked really familiar but I couldn't place him. Maybe that's who it is.
He was the theater director who rejects Lionel in the beginning of the movie.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:27 PM
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Thats exactly who he is. Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:39 AM
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The King's Speech: True blood or right royal dud?
The King's Speech: True blood or right royal dud? | Film | guardian.co.uk
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:09 AM
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Colin Firth and Natalie Portman take top honours at Critics' Choice Awards while The Social Network wins Best Film | Mail Online

Colin Firth got Best Actor last night.

Colin Firth leaves The King's Speech image behind for heavy metal make-up in W magazine's film issue | Mail Online
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:52 PM
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I just saw The King's Speech today and the Golden Globes are tonight, I think. The movie was wonderful and certainly deserves the awards. And it kept my teenage son interested and we went over a lot of history on the way home.

About the swear words and whether QEII would have problems with her father using them in the movie -- I think one thing to remember is her age. I know my parents would be mortified to see either set of their parents using those words on the big screen. (And I know at least one of my grandfathers did indeed use those words, not be mention my father). Because of the times they were brought up in, however, the idea of the whole world seeing a parent use that language, even in the context it was used in the movie, would just be something not done.

All that aside, it was a great movie.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:31 PM
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QEII would definitely not approve of the obscene language, but I'd like to think she would appreciate the movie as it portrays her father's courage and work to overcome adversity.
Oh and I am watching the Golden Globes as well and fully expect The King's Speech to walk away with many well deserved accolades.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:05 PM
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Oh, I definitely agree about the portrayal of George VI, but as my parents get older I am more and more reminded of generational differences. Sometimes when I see comments about how QEII and PP say certain things or how they feel about certain things I feel like people forget their age and the time in which they were brought up.

I hope The King's Speech pulls down a few of those GGs tonight. I'd think it's a lock for several.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:49 PM
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I just saw this movie yesterday. One of the biggest points that I saw was how cruel his family could be (mother, father, brother, nanny). Also, I liked how swearing helped him fix his speech...the entire theatre laughed at that!
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The movie is a success and rightfully so. He used the words and had a terrible temper, they called his gnashes. He was a good person, all the other stuff came with the package.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:45 PM
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I'm on pins and needles watching the Golden Globes. Nothing for The King's Speech yet but it's not over. Can you say Best Picture?
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:59 PM
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I loved The King's Speech! When I don't want a movie to end... well... yep I just loved it! I hope it wins Best Picture although I did like The Social Network sooo for me it is a tough call!
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Sorry if I ruin it for anyone but Colin Firth won Globe for best actor in King's Speech-very well deserved IMO!!!
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I'm SOOOO happy for Colin Firth...........I don't care for awards shows and so I didn't watch, but this is a good sign (I think) for the Oscars. He truly deserved this award...........
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Very well deserved indeed. And he has to win the Oscar, not so much for just the King's Speech but for A Single Man as well!
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:46 PM
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I saw this movie and loved it! Colin Firth thoroughly deserved the best actor and I would have liked Geoffrey Rush to get best supporting actor.
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Nazi slurs may hurt Oscar chances for The King's Speech | Metro.co.uk

I hope this is not true. I'm not thrilled that George VI prevented Jews from leaving Germany (yes, I'm Jewish, but I'd feel that way even if I wasn't), but in no way do I think the man was a Nazi sympathizer. I've read stuff on the blog - the British Jews loved him and mourned his death. I can't explain what he did here, but it's sure not as straighforward as this Feinberg is making it out to be.

This movie was not a documentary about the entire life and times of George VI. I actually think a documentary would be very interesting... but in any case, the King's Speech should not be penalized for what it's not.
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Colin Firth got a Best Actor Golden Globe last night,
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I just saw The King's Speech today and the Golden Globes are tonight, I think. The movie was wonderful and certainly deserves the awards. And it kept my teenage son interested and we went over a lot of history on the way home.

About the swear words and whether QEII would have problems with her father using them in the movie -- I think one thing to remember is her age. I know my parents would be mortified to see either set of their parents using those words on the big screen. (And I know at least one of my grandfathers did indeed use those words, not be mention my father). Because of the times they were brought up in, however, the idea of the whole world seeing a parent use that language, even in the context it was used in the movie, would just be something not done.

All that aside, it was a great movie.

I don't think the Queen would have a problem at all with the portrayal of her father swearing as she has already made it clear that he did.

Some years ago she was somewhere and someone swore in her presence and she made a comment along the lines of 'I am the daughter of a sailor, the wife of a sailor and the mother of sailors - let him say what he likes.'
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Exactly, I don't think QEII wld have minded the swearing at all. I imagine her laughing at it like everyone else, she has proven to enjoy a wicked sense of humour. And I love that sailor line, thanks for that.
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There is a terrible historical inaccuracy in the scene when Bertie is asking his brother, the monarch, what he has been doing. When he replies "kinging" his brother Bertie replies, "what about the Czar, what about cousin Wilhelm?"
The Czar and Kaiser Wilhelm were of his FATHER's generation, they would have been dead!

Otherwise, especially H BC interpretqtion of QuE was beyond wonderful
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