The English movie, The King’s Speechreleased on 2010 features Prince Albert later known as King George VI played byColin Firth. He was found having defect in communicating since early age andhis wife, Queen Elizabeth casted by Helena Bonham Carter was trying all sortsof way to get him over it. Later, she found Lionel Logue, a speech therapistwho was passionate in drama acting played by Geoffrey Rush. He used his owncreative methods and ways to help the prince who was hot tempered to realisethat he is able to speak like any of us. Not long after that, Logue carried outtherapy session with Bertie, the prince to help him with his stammers.
Throughout the process, Logue understand the prince and taught him tricks andtechniques to overcome his defects. Prince Albert soon succeeded his brother,King Edward VIII and became King George VI. Will he be able to deliver asplendid speech? That’s for you to find out by watching the movie. This historical movie was directed by TomHooper, a director who has also directed some other outstanding movies such asThe Danish Girl and Les Miserable. In my point of view, this movie iswell-directed and he had delivered his thoughts to the audiences successfully.Selection of scenes and actors and also the flow of the story all done well.All of these can be seen throughout the movie especially the scenes where Loguestroll with Bertie, David’s castle, Logue’s house etc. About the actors, I would say that theyare all professional actors and played their role as though they are thecharacters.
Colin Firth, the actor of Prince Albert who stammers actedwonderfully and making the audiences thought that he has stammers even thoughin fact he did not. Other than that, Helena Bonham Carter deserves an applausefor showing that she is able to handle all kinds of characters, from the motherof Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to an evil witch in Harry Potter then amurderer in Sweeney Todd next comes to a queen in The King’s Speech. Her actingis good as always especially in the scenes where she met Logue and persuadingher husband to go for therapy.
There come the cameramen to be responsiblein taking every shoot using different techniques to highlights the actors. Thecameramen have used different shooting method and also good lighting andfilters making this film interesting. The zoom in while shooting a conversationreally do bring out more facial features of the actors to us and allows us toobserve their mouth movement making us really concentrate in what they aresaying. Even so, the zoom in by the cameramen is too much in my view, itsupposed to be slightly zoom out so that the whole head of the actors can beseen. Besides from that, the sceneries chosenare all nice and suitable for the scenes and also match the themes, colours ofthe whole movie. The sceneries do not have obvious and bright colours but theybring out the feeling of this historical film.
For example, Logue’s officelooks artistic as the wall painted by Logue’s sons behind the couch the princealways sat on making the whole place looks cosy and warm. In addition to that,the team has shoot the scene where the prince and Logue were strolling on thestreet at the perfect time and weather, the mist makes the street looks likeearly in the morning and perfect for a stroll while no sunlight was seen makingthe shoot perfect. Throughout the movie, I don’t think anyspecial effect is used as it does not require any special effects if this kindof historical film is shoot well. As for the soundtrack, on my behalf, I likethe soundtracks and sound effects in the movie.
All of them bring out the filmof the scenes, as seen at the beginning of the movie. It was all done by soundeffect and it makes the movie mysterious and interesting, a great beginning canattract the attention and interest of audiences. On the whole, this historical movie, TheKing’s Speech will never be the same without everyone behind the scenes andalso the actors as all of them played a significant role in making this film.The awards won by this film are not towards just any one individual, however itis an honour towards the whole team. I feel motivated after watching this movieas the effort and courage of Prince Albert has shown us that we can do anythingif we are willing to take action. This movie is emphatically recommended as ittells the real story of the King George VI in a creative and interesting wayfor audiences to understand the history of British.
The King’s Speech isdefinitely worth watching.