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.
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”
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