The King’s speech

29 Jan

Recently I watched a few good movies: "Date Night", "Inception",..and I watched all episodes of Poirot TV Series.

I especially liked the movie "The King's speech" because of the topic which it deals with. The film stars Colin Firth as King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as speech therapist Lionel Logue, who helped George VI overcome a stammer. His wife Elizabeth meets with Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist now living in London, and persuades her husband to attempt Logue's radical treatments. Logue convinces Albert to read Hamlet's "To be, or not to be", while listening to music on headphones. Logue records Albert's reading, but convinced that he has stammered throughout, Albert leaves in a huff.

Logue offers him the recording as a keepsake. Later Albert puts on Logue's recording and is astonished to hear an unbroken recitation of Shakespeare in his own voice. He returns to Logue, who insists on daily coaching sessions. Logue works with Albert on muscle relaxation and breath control, while simultaneously probing the psychological roots of his stammer. As the treatment progresses, the two become friends and confidants.

King George VI: [Logue is sitting on the coronation throne] Get up! Y-you can't sit there! GET UP!
Lionel Logue: Why not? It's a chair.
King George VI: T-that… that is Saint Edward's chair.
Lionel Logue: People have carved their names on it.
King George VI: L-listen to me… listen to me!
Lionel Logue: Why should I waste my time listening to you?
King George VI: Because I have a voice!
Lionel Logue: …yes, you do.

Great! :happy:


Posted by on January 29, 2011 in Uncategorized



13 responses to “The King’s speech

  1. raniakasim

    January 29, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    actually i love this kind of films ,thanks for sharing :up:

  2. gdare

    January 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Geoffrey Rush was great in that role, I watched it a week ago. Very good movie :up:

  3. qlue

    January 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    sounds interesting :up:.

  4. gyng

    January 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Originally posted by qlue:

    sounds interesting

    plus one… 🙂

  5. WinterForLady

    January 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    @Rania- You are welcome :happy: @Darko- I agree 🙂 @Aadil- Thank you :)@Gyng- Thank you 🙂

  6. AnitaMargita

    February 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    One more movie on my "to watch" list. 🙂

  7. WinterForLady

    February 27, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I am glad to hear that 🙂

  8. gyng

    March 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I've just red that it won 4 Oskars this year, and Inception too 🙂

  9. WinterForLady

    March 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Nice 🙂 Did you watch it?

  10. gyng

    March 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Nope… But I sure want to… It's hard to get some movies if you don't have unlimited internet 'flow'… 😦

  11. AnitaMargita

    June 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I have seen the movie, Mira. Thanks for recommendation. 🙂 It's the movie of that kind that makes you want to watch over and over again. That's great!

  12. gyng

    June 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Good to be reminded on some old posts from my friends from time to time 😆 I've watched a movie in the meantime, great movie 😀

  13. WinterForLady

    June 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Anchy and Gyng, glad you enjoyed the movie :happy:


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