it simply fills you with joy …


On Tuesday when I wrote my “leftover” post I was listen to one of my play lists that I have on Itune – called it  “My Classical Moments, Vol 1” – and after re-played “Romeo & Juliet” at least 6 times I let the list have it’s natural flow and then it came to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – 2nd movement and I started to shiver – always do that when I hear that piece after I seen “The King’s Speech”. What a wonderful movie and … of course I got the urge to do a post about it.

So while I writing this will I be playing “Speaking Unto Nations” over and over again, to be in the right mood. Stunning music, stunning story line, stunning movie, stunning acting and a stunning Colin Firth, that man are so sexy!  What I understand is there plans for “Bridget Jones’s Baby”. Can get enough of his boyish looks and still such a sexy man/actor, I seen everything he done so fare.

This wonderful film about Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI and his server stammer problem. The film so gently done and funny in a sedative way. What a masterpiece it’s and I don’t know how many times I seen it and I will see it all over again. 

Geoffrey Rush – who play Lionel Logue, the speech therapist – what a performance and he was also the driving force behind that the movie was made. Geoffrey is now working with a film by title “The Best Offer” and the Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore. Have just seen him in the British TV-film, “The Eye of  The Storm” – fantastic actor.

Helena Bonham Carter, playing Queen Elizabeth – The Queen Mother and George’s wife – with her witty sense of humor. Helena are one of my favorite actresses … plus that she are girlish beautiful woman. Helena, she are now working with Tom again with “Les Misérables”

Tom Hooper, the director – made a stunning job with the movie … he made it just perfect. It had everything .. except sex scenes. *smile  A true story that so  delicate and sensitive been translated into a magnificent film – have seen many good films, but this is up there with my 5 favorite. Tom has mostly directed TV-films and series in UK; “EastEnders”, “Cold Feet” and “Prime Suspect” – just now working with making a film of  “Les Misérables”

Saw it for the first time when I visit my goddaughter and her family outside Southampton (UK) – in Locks Heath, nearly 1,5 years ago now. Her mum and I went on an afternoon showing. And when he made that finale and so important speech I was crying like a baby – when I looked around everyone else did the same.

My favorite scene from the film is when Lionel, he sits down on the coronation thorn and Bertie gets so mad. Brilliant scene. 

Then we have the music, made by Alexandre Desplat – that also used 2 of Beethoven’s masterpieces – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ”Emperor” -II and then one of my favorite classical pieces, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – 2nd movement.  Alexander are also behind the soundtracks to “The Queen”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “New Moon” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

The film won 4 Oscars and have 76 another wins & 102 nominations in total. If you haven’t seen it – please, put it on the top of your must see films. You will not be disappointed. You will fall in love with all 3 of the main characters plus it’s such wonderful screenplay and the way the story has been told – about one of  Britain’s most beloved kings.

“The greatest slave in a kingdom is generally the king of it”
Fulke Greville

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15 thoughts on “it simply fills you with joy …

  1. I agree with everything you have said. I bought the DVD I was so impressed with the movie. Besides which, hubby won’t go to the movies (too loud) so I wanteed him to see it.

  2. I saw it twice…it was a great film. I love anything with Colin Firth too. But that’s not the only reason why I liked the movie…a big reason but not the only. How shallow do you think I am? ; )

  3. There is no doubt that Colin Firth is super sexy (have you had the pleasure of seeing him in pride and prejudice?)
    This movie was fantastic! Very deserving of every award it received!

    Choc Chip Uru

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