The Kings speech
About the film
The Kings Speech is a 2010 British historical drama that was directed by Tom Hooper, and written David Seildler. The film was produced by the UK Film council, See- Saw films and Bedlam productions and distributed by Monumentum Pictures and The Weinstein Company. The main character in the Kings Speech is Colin Firth who plays the part of King George VI. King George VI had a stutter in which he sees an speech therapist where they become great friends. The new King relies on his speech therapist to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast as George VI's brother has recently taken over the throne.
The Kings speech was Released in the United Kingdom on 7 January 2011, The King's Speech was a major box office and critical success. On a budget of £8 million, the kings speech earned over 400 million ($414,211,549) internationally (£250 million). It was widely praised by film critics for its visual style, art direction, and acting. Other Critics praised it's representation of historic detail.
The Kings speech many awards and nominations, particularly for Colin Firth's performance where he received the golden globe award for best actor. The King's Speech won seven British Academy Film Awards, including Best Picture, and Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. The film also won four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay.
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film is were King George VI during the build up to the Second World War, uses a type font which was not designed until 20 years later. Cinemagoers see a BBC control room with the names of broadcast stations around the world but the signs are in Helvetica, which was not available until the late 1950s.Other faults picked by the public include women wearing hosiery without seams when seamless stockings did not arrive until later; a frustrated king throwing down his speech only for it to reappear in his hand the next second; and the use of a plastic model biplane when the ones of the time were wooden.The film also features a Tiger Moth plane with a registration which did not exist until 1941 and refers to the now Queen's younger sister as "Princess Margaret" when she was known throughout her childhood as "Princess Margaret Rose".