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The King’s Speech

January 16, 2011

I loved this movie. Colin Firth becomes invisible in the character. Geoffrey Rush is always great. I really hope Tom Hooper wins the best director Oscar.

What I love about this film is that you already know what is going to happen. You know the plot and where it will go. However, it is not the destination it is the journey. This is the kind of film I would love to make. I love flowing dialogue and characters. Some similar examples are Before Sunset, Before Sunrise and Say Anything.

Firth’s performance rates second behind Christian Bale this year. Here are the top five performances of the year

1. Christian Bale-The Fighter

2. Colin Firth-The King’s Speech

3. Amy Adams/Melissa Leo-The Fighter

4. Jeremy Renner-The Town

5 Tied. Andrew Garfield-Social Network. Natalie Portman-Black Swan, Patrick Wilson-Barry Munday, Rhys Ifans-Greenberg, Barry Pepper-True Grit.

I know that is like 10 performances but I kept thinking of people.

Regardless, The King’s Speech is a beautiful film loaded with creative dialogue and amazing camera angles.

SIDENOTE: Watch the movie The Dammed United. The film looks beautiful and features a  fun performance from Michael Sheen.  Tom Hooper directed as well.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Paddy permalink
    January 18, 2011 2:36 pm

    Just read that book abot a month or so ago, brillant writing, I havn’t seen the movie yet but highly recommend the book before watching the movie.

  2. adam permalink
    January 18, 2011 8:30 pm

    good choices, but as much as i love barry pepper… < jeff bridges in that movie.
    hailee stanfield too, mang.

    as for the king's speech, it was like the karate kid. stellar acting (though not sure why helena is inexplicably praised for the few minutes she has being his shoulder to cry on). this, like his golden globe, is his oscar to win. too bad for james franco, :/

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