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Old 01.03.2011, 09:47
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The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

Just saw The King's Speech last night. It was brilliant. It certainly deserved an Oscar. Colin Firth played brilliantly, as well as J. Rush. For a film that has so little action, no sex and basically just dialogue and a lot of stuttering, it was never boring. Well-written, unpretentious and just an all-around feel good movie.
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Old 01.03.2011, 09:51
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

I heard on SkyNews this morning that it is being re-edited for American audiences to take out the swearing sequences.

As an American ( 50% ) all I can say to that is "what the **** !"
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Old 01.03.2011, 10:05
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Just saw The King's Speech last night. It was brilliant. It certainly deserved an Oscar. Colin Firth played brilliantly, as well as J. Rush. For a film that has so little action, no sex and basically just dialogue and a lot of stuttering, it was never boring. Well-written, unpretentious and just an all-around feel good movie.
@olygirl - I agree with you completely. I saw it last Friday and came away feeling touched, uplifted and inspired. It's an excellent and well acted film all round and funny too in parts. I only wish it had gotten more Oscars.
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I heard on SkyNews this morning that it is being re-edited for American audiences to take out the swearing sequences.

As an American ( 50% ) all I can say to that is "what the **** !"
That's a pity. It's an important part of the film and one of the amusing parts as well.
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Old 01.03.2011, 12:26
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

We saw it last night. I don't think I've ever been in a cinema where no-one wanted the 'break' in the middle for an ice-cream and popcorn session. Fascinating. Actions speak louder than words.
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Old 01.03.2011, 12:28
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

Of course, the wife and kids went to see it when I was away gallavanting in Zermatt with the boys .
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Old 01.03.2011, 12:29
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

We saw it last Friday and both my husband and I thought it was absolutely superb. I'm a huge fan of Colin Firth anyway and the way he portrayed George VI's stammer made me want to hold his hand, make him a cup of hot cocoa and say "there, there, everything'll be just fine"
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Old 01.03.2011, 12:34
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!



Sorry I'm sure it's a great movie, but I keep getting choked up at the first reply. Look at him there- it's like watching The Bad News Bears, knowing that Walter Matthau is gone forever !
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Old 01.03.2011, 13:37
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

It was ok - over hyped , well acted ...
But in normal Hollywood fashion, everyone has gone over the top. And as the rest of the film industry could only put forward lame efforts it won.

But, c'mon guys, get a grip!
PS - it's also not very historically accurate - chronology , settings and realtionships have been strongly altered for impact. So please view it as a story ...

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Old 01.03.2011, 13:52
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

I agree, it's one of the best movie that I watched recently.

The characters are well played and the plot and dialogue is way stronger than other movies (no need for video effect and superb actions), it's really refreshing.

Well, it's a movie though, I'm not surprised if they altered things there, I mean.. if they didn't it would be a documentary rather than a movie.

I'm a fan of historical movie myself and yes every single one of them is altered slightly or greatly for audiences
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

Yawn............has it finished!
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

You might like the American version of it then. Trailer below...

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The movie is being edited so that it has a PG rating- to maximize distribution, I guess.
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Old 01.03.2011, 20:07
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

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The movie is being edited so that it has a PG rating- to maximize distribution, I guess.
If it is for the American audience, then they will have to edit it to make all the Brits in it conceited, cruel villains that muder the peasants and mistreat the Irish .... and die deserved deaths in the end

And it will need Leonardo DiCaprio, as the King, and Jessica Alba, as the Queen mum, and Justin Bieber as Lionel's kids ....
Robert Downey Jr will be Lionel, Harrison Ford , as Bertie dad, and the corgis will be voiced by Eddie Murphy and Sharon Stone

Or was that just Hollywood films for the last 15 years ....
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

Great movie indeed, but for a dialog I found "The Sunset Limited" with Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel Lee Jackson pretty good as well
In this one, they never even leave the room ... !
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Old 01.03.2011, 21:26
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We saw it last night. I don't think I've ever been in a cinema where no-one wanted the 'break' in the middle for an ice-cream and popcorn session. Fascinating. Actions speak louder than words.
My wife and I watched it last week in Basel. No break in the middle, which is nice.

I very much enjoyed it - I thought the child playing Princess Margaret was brilliant. It's difficult to tell, but it could be one of those films that will be considered a classic, in twenty years or so.

As far as the swearing goes - I was more shocked by a bloody colonial lounging on the throne!
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

I went last night to see it also. I was at Corso on the upper balcony which gave it perhaps extra gravitas. A great movie.
Afterwards we went to Odeon (to meet Dougal as I wanted to make peace with the enemy) and I practiced the kings's stammer by proclaiming to my girlfriend that, "I.I.I.I'm g.g.g.oing t.t.t.o the t.t.t.oilet"
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I just want to make it clear to anyone who reads this that I have not made any arrangement to meet Higgybaby, to "make peace" or for any other purpose, and have no intention of doing so either.

Regarding the film: Is there a lot of bad language in it, and if so, of what nature?
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Old 02.03.2011, 08:30
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

I already expressed my disappointment here:

Ready to watch the Oscar Award Ceremony tonight?
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I was terribly disappointed with the King's Speech. Well acted and professionally presented. But it covers old ground. Anyone who has watched British TV during the 20 years, will know the story - ad nausium. It's sort of 'Mrs Simpson meets Churchill with that Mr Hitler makes the trains run on time' in the background. Add to this some eccentric casting. Clearly made on a budget that avoided any expensive period shots - like walking in the morning fog to avoid a 1936 London.
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Re: The King's Speech: It left me speechless!

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Regarding the film: Is there a lot of bad language in it, and if so, of what nature?
As I recall, the..er..four letter word starting with "f" and ending in "k" is used at times but I have to admit the delivery was funny and the whole cinema roared with laughter at these scenes.

Seriously, DB don't let that put you off going if you are interested in seeing it. My friend and I are still aglow with the lovely feel good factor we came away with after seeing the movie last Friday.
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