The King's Speech
Writer: David Seidler
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon
Thousands of words have been written about 'The King's Speech'. Mostly raves, but also many decrying the fact that historical liberties have been taken. But one thing everyone, without exception is agreed upon, is that Colin Firth's performance as the stammering Duke of York and then King George V1 is a tour de force.
Every time we watch a film, we are required to suspend belief. Do we really believe that these are not actors, but real people? Well, yes we do. And in this superbly mounted English period piece, I for one joyfully allowed myself to believe everything and to enjoy every moment of the meticulous craft and sublime skill demonstrated by the actors and the film's makers.
I would be most interested to know your opinion. Do write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on the blog. I look forward to hearing from you.