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The King’s Speech is a movie based on the true story
of the Queen of England’s father, King George VI played by Colin Firth. After
the death of his father King George V, Prince Albert also called Bertie who was
a stammer and suffered from delivering speech was unexpectedly becomes King
George VI when his brother Edward abdicates the throne in order to marry an
American Divorcee Wallis Simpson. His wife, Queen Elizabeth arranges him to see
an unconventional Australian speech therapist named Lionel Logue, the man who
helps the King find his voice with which to lead the nation into war. Lionel
and Prince Albert work through speech exercises such as muscle relaxation and
breath control and also trying to find out the psychological implications of
the disability in Lionel’s consultation room. As the treatment progresses,
Lionel and Bertie become close friends.                                               

            The King’s Speech is written by David Seidler and
directed by Tom Hooper. Tom Hooper and cinematographer Danny Cohen tend to
shoot close-ups means that the camera was positioned very close to the actors
to catch the emotion in their faces. For example, they put Colin’s face in
close shots in constant relation to negative space in addition to express the
silence, emptiness, and nothingness as a stutterer. Besides, they also use interesting
camera angles to make the story came to life. The cinematography also differs
from other historical dramas because hard light was used instead of soft
light as historical dramas traditionally use soft light. Thus, it gives the
story a greater resonance. Colin Firth, who plays the role of
King George VI, gives an extremely great performance in The King’s Speech.
Firth is not only a master of technique in acting but of emotion as well. He
shows us the physical discomfort of the king’s stammer. However, he also shows
the emotional pain as family members treat him like a child, a weakling, a joke
and most painfully is they serve him as a person not to be listen to at all.
Moreover, he manages to deliver the frustration perfectly and fully express how
agony and embarrass he is as a stutter and he feels all of his
imperfection are exposed to public ridicule and he fears what people will think
of him. Queen Elizabeth played by Helena Bonham Carter is his determined and
forever supportive wife. She arranges her husband Bertie to see an
unconventional Australian speech therapist named Lionel Logue, to help his
husband the King find his public speaking voice as World War II is just around
the corner. Helena Bonham Carter
as the Queen has to learn to like Logue by overcoming her own snobbery.  Unlike Bertie, Elizabeth is not as quick to
accept Lionel’s offer of total equality and friendship. However by the end of
the movie, Queen Elizabeth becomes very fond of Lionel and is willing to say,
“Thank you, Lionel.” By calling Lionel by his first name shows that Queen
Elizabeth has accepted Logue as a true friend. Furthermore, she also play as a
supportive wife that never give up on her husband. She is the one who does not
give up on Bertie, even after Bertie gives up on himself. Lionel Logue, an unconventional
Australian speech and language therapist played by Geoffrey Rush, who sometimes
used unusual techniques of stagecraft to help Bertie gain the confidence and
will to overcome his fears and let his voice be heard. Lionel
trains Bertie to find his voice by using the tools of acting such as breathing
exercises, physical presence and mental focus. Lionel
never had formal training to be a medical doctor. His
skills as a speech therapist are based on personal experience only. As Logue would want to be on an equal level with the
King of England, Bertie, they become best friends. The quiet and classical
soundtracks by Alexandre Desplat for The King’s Speech provide a great quality
for the movie. The sound of the solo piano and violin is sad thus give voice to
Bertie’s pain and fear. However, the
colours of the movie, made the movie looks very dull. The colours of the wall always
blended together with the actor’s wardrobes. The colours of the wall were very
plain. For example, browns and greys. This shows that the film looked very old
and out of date.

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            In conclusion, The King’s Speech is based on a completely
true story. It is a highly inspirational and motivate movie. King George VI
does not actually cured of his stutter. Instead, he learns to overcome his
weakness and give speeches through his stutter. It encourages audiences to be confident
with themselves and hard work is necessary to achieve your goals. No task is
unachievable if you are diligent. It is also a touching story of the affection
between two men who become unlikely friends.


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