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The King's Speech

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The King's Speech

Post by Rowan » Thu September 30th, 2010, 12:57 pm

Not sure if anyone has heard of this or is interested in it, but there's a movie being released soon featuring Colin Firth in the role of George VI. This is the blurb on Yahoo! Movies:
George VI, also known as Bertie, reluctantly takes the throne of England when his brother, Edward, abdicates in 1936. The unprepared king turns to a radical speech therapist, Lionel Logue, to help overcome his nervous stutter and the two forge a friendship.
I've watched the trailer and it looks like a good film. :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu September 30th, 2010, 1:17 pm

Thanks for posting! I saw the trailer the other day and am looking forward to it. Is it to be released in the US soon?
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Post by Vanessa » Thu September 30th, 2010, 2:48 pm

That looks good! Look forward to that coming out.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu September 30th, 2010, 5:02 pm

I've seen the trailer and it looks really good.

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Post by Rowan » Thu September 30th, 2010, 6:35 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Thanks for posting! I saw the trailer the other day and am looking forward to it. Is it to be released in the US soon?[/quote]

November, I believe.

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Post by Susan » Thu September 30th, 2010, 10:54 pm

I read the script for The King's Speech last year and I thought it was quite good. It's due out in the USA on November 26.
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Post by LoveHistory » Fri October 1st, 2010, 3:04 pm

Sounds great. I'll have to mention this to my parents; they are huge Colin Firth fans.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri October 1st, 2010, 3:05 pm

There's a lot of buzz and talk of Oscar noms in the UK, it would be lovely if Mr F could finally shake off Mr Darcy once and for all!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 1st, 2010, 4:49 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]There's a lot of buzz and talk of Oscar noms in the UK, it would be lovely if Mr F could finally shake off Mr Darcy once and for all![/quote]

Why should he shake it off, it was a great role, and he garnered him a huge fan support from it.

I'd just like to see him win an Oscar, cause he's a great actor!

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Post by princess garnet » Fri October 1st, 2010, 9:09 pm

While you're waiting for the US release, PBS's "Masterpiece Theater" did "Bertie & Elizabeth" in 2002. A small part of the story is the King's speech therapy.

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