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Mar 5, 2011

iReview - The kings speech

The biggest takeaway for me from this flick was the most sensitive way in which the topic of public speaking is dealt.

A problem such as this that many face very early in life, has been picturized with such simplicity and élan that it's difficult not to empathize with Colin fareth's position, especially if s/he knows what it means to fumble in front of a large gathering, let alone stammer like the protagonist.

The speech therapist tells the protagonist how important it is to practice and not worry of failure. Come to think of it the king didn't have a choice to fail, neither does the commoner, but then multiple efforts are luxury kings can't afford. Nothing beats practice, it builds self confidence.

In all there is something very engrossing about period English drama, don't miss it.



Anusha said...

Oh yes! I absolutely loved the movie for various reasons.

Public speaking is so crucial, specially if you are king and even more important if Hitler has just begun the world war!! It was fantastic how the king's message can bring so much courage to people in the country.

Next big big reason for me to like the movie a lot was Colin Firth. Everybody were uber fantastic...but there was some hair-raising the one in which he breaks down and says he is fit to be a naval officer..the time when he says he has no friends at all..

It deserved the Oscars totally. I loved Black Swan a lot. Watched it yet?

It is weird but Natalie Portman is beyond outstanding :)