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The King’s Speech – The Interior Space Is A Psychological Space

The King’s Speech tells of Bertie (brilliantly played by Colin Firth), who is sown in as King George VI of England, following the death of his father King George V and his brother, King Edward VIII’s scandalous abdication. The Country is on the verge of World War II and greatly seeks a leader – a man with a voice. The problem is Bertie languishes from a demoralizing speech impediment issue all his life so what chance does he have of leading the country. Given the help of his wife (Helena Bonham Carter) – the future queen mother and an unorthodox speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) he will conqueror this hurdle and deliver a speech that the people need to invigorate them. Unlike most period dramas of this nature the film has a visual charge attached to it, shot with some marvelous set pieces. The director really makes the interior space appear more like a psychological space which is very visually interesting. Literally director Tom Hooper makes two people in a room become a cinematic spectacle. Here are some set pieces from The King’s Speech.

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8 responses to “The King’s Speech – The Interior Space Is A Psychological Space

  1. this film was heart-warming

  2. i didn’t realize it was so visually charged until i saw it the second time.

  3. tom hooper has done a fine job with this period piece.

  4. At times the film moves faster then a period piece, what will all the varying camera styles and just the vivid colours of the backgrounds and the settings. this can be seen more specifically during the initial speech training sequences between lionel and bertie.

  5. i really loved the scene where bertie tells lionel these sessions are over and leaves him standing in the mist. i think its regents park. its so beautifully shot meaning bertie’s uncertainty is so intricately conveyed in just one sequence.

  6. I really like this movie, and it is of course one of the best movies I’ve watched so far! 🙂

  7. It’s such a beautifully shot film. And for a film which is pretty much two people standing in room and talking, it is very intersting! And I think it was a proper feel-good film. Did it make you feel good at the end of it all?

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