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         “The King’s Speech” is a 2010 British
historical drama film with a historical setting in the beginning in 1925
Britain. The movie is based on the true story of the Britain’s Prince Albert,
played by Colin Firth, who later became King George VI (the father of Queen
Elizabeth II) after the abdication of the throne by his elder brother, Edward VIII. However, he is facing a huge problem to
take over the throne as he seems unfit to be a king who is speaking with a
stammer. Due to this, the public has no confidence in him. To overcome this,
his wife Elizabeth, played by Helena Bonham Carter finds help from an
unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue, played by Geoffrey Rush. From
that, an extraordinary friendship is developed between both of them.

           From my point of view, the director,
Tom Hopper is good in directing. He has done a good job in using the selective
close-ups and catching good camera angles of the incredible performances from
the actors. The ways that he builds up to the climatic finale have the
sympathetic response from the audience. From his efforts, I feel that the story
came to life.

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         “The King’s Speech” is far more driven
by the acting of the characters, especially the
acting of Colin Firth who plays as a stammerer. It would be difficult to act as a stammerer without a fully
understanding and researches on it. He is able to perform his role as a low
self-confident but warm-hearted king. There is one scene that he tries to have
marbles in his mouth to cure his speech impediment and his face turns really
red and without image. Actors like him that is dedicated to his work must have
our respects. Besides, he managed to convey the frustration and a certain
amount of self-loathing in the way that Prince Albert speaks. On the other hand, I am amazed with the acting of
Geoffrey Rush. I am completely caught up in his character as he played it
fantastically. He is not overplaying the stiffness. Together, they almost make
the movie at their best. So, I think the actors truly carry the characters to
perfection.

          The cinematography of this movie is quite different
from the other historical dramas. To arise the sympathetic response in the
viewer, hard light is used with harder edges shallows and having a greater
definition. To enlarge the feeling of constriction in Colin Firth, wider lenses
were employed. The cameramen are able to make the acting of the actors
prominent.

          Furthermore, the scenery of this
movie is spectacular. The beginning of the movie is a scene about the Duke of York giving his speech at the Wembley
Stadium in real. Although the movie was taken in Elland Road Football Stadium
instead of the Wembley Stadium, the different in the location does not have a
bad effect on the movie. Besides, the actual place that Prince Albert and his wife Elizabeth living is at “145 Piccadilly” but
unfortunately the place was destroyed during World War II so the movie was
filming at 33 Portland Place which is full of colourful history. Despite of
different place from the reality, the movie is still presented well in front of
the audience. As a result, the sceneries of the movie are able to give me the
wow feeling.

          Moreover, the soundtrack in “The King’s Speech” is usually at the
beginning of a changing scene, where the characters are walking or inside a
car. The soundtrack is compatible with the atmosphere which is very lively and
relaxing.

         As a conclusion, the movie is
well-presented from the view in all aspects. It is a movie with simple plot but
having many moving moments. It teaches me that no matter how difficult it is,
our determination is always the factor that makes us stronger and overcome it.
It is also important to us when we seek for helps as it can have a long lasting
effect to us. We should be grateful when there are friends to help us with the
proper way and always appreciate them. I would say that the movie is
interesting as we can have the opportunity to know about King George VI and his ways to cure his speech impediment beside seeing a
development of friendship between a royalty and a commoner. I would recommend
it to others as one will find it worth enough to watch.

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