The who is assured in public speaking

The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, is a
British musty historical drama film released in 2010. This film is about the efforts
of Prince Albert in overcoming speech impediment who later became King George
VI (played by Colin Firth) when his brother abdicated the throne around the
mid-1930s. At 1925, Bertie, as he is called by his family failed to attempt to
open the British Empire Exhibition in front of a crowded arena and the radio
audience. After seeing various speech therapist to no avail, Queen Elizabeth (played
by Helena Bonham Carter)
persuaded Bertie to seek help from an Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue
(played by Geoffrey Rush).
Through a series of unexpected techniques, Lionel helps Bertie to cure his
stammer and find his voice.

This film may have sounded stuffy and over-serious.
However, the director access historical stories in a way that doesn’t make it feel
like history. He emphasizes on the thrilling story about the friendship between
Lionel and Bertie. For example, Lionel does in time becomes Bertie’s confidante,
especially when he tries to determine the psychological issues behind the
speech disorder. In my opinion, the directing skills are great because the
director has illustrated detailly how Bertie transformed from a prince who was initially
lack of confidence into a king who is assured in public speaking and finally
get supports from the people. Besides, the main and supporting roles also played
their role efficiently. Colin have shown us the inner fear of Bertie through
emotional facility and physical expressivity while Geoffrey has a great dynamism
and he influenced Bertie with his energetic and liveliness character. Colin
also demonstrated us his unbelievable vocal performance – the way he stutters. Furthermore,
the cinematography of this film is stunning. The director chose to shoot the
close-ups in the consulting room and on Bertie on relatively wide lenses. In
the first consulting room scene, the director focus on the facial expression of
Bertie. We can observe Bertie’s face in dialogue, showing the painful absences
and silences of having stammer. This is a visual illustration for what
stammering resembles. The King’s Speech utilizes period locations that catch
the vibe of Depression-era Britain. For example, Lancaster House, an luxurious
government-owned period house in London, was used for interior scenes of
Buckingham Palace. Moreover, to
emphasize Lionel’s humble background, his consultation room is in the Pullens
buildings in Southwark. The consultation room has a big space and rooftop
lights that make it look somewhat like a craftsman’s studio. The special effects, such as graphics,
also outline the royal life and the life of London in 1930s in an appropriate way.
The film draws a lot of its emotional power from the way of life conflict
experience between Lionel and Bertie. In this film, England is not portrayed in
a glorious way, to show that royal life was not as magnificent as it may
externally appear. In addition, streets in the film are also transformed
into a grungy and smoggy look using dirty water and smog to illustrate London in
1930s. In this film, classical music is used as soundtrack and are relevant to
all scenes. For instance, ‘Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony’ is played when Bertie
is declaring over the wireless in 1939 Britain’s declaration of war with Nazi Germany. The tune is smooth, an aural analogy for
Bertie’s aspirations. With Lionel silently inciting him through the difficult
spots, the melancholic music unfurls, building in intensity, then decresendoing,
enduring precisely as long as the speech. In my view, the film is brilliant because
of the acting. Colin alternates between inciting pity, influencing you to
snicker at his temper, and demonstrating a calm inner strength that speaks to
his future as a king. Lionel is staggering in how open, encouraging, and
teasing he can be with instructing the Prince how to speak properly. The emotions
of the actors have successfully influenced me. The film’s weakness is that there
is not much profundity; watching it again let you enjoy the funny scenes once
more, but ultimately does not stay with you. There are little details outside
of the main plot of overcoming the speech impediment and then becoming king.

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In overall, this film gave me a good impression by featuring
wonderfully that humility truly comes before respect. I loved the storyline of
this film: Lionel helped and supported Bertie and at last Bertie can make his
impediment a minor problem and delivered a faultless speech heard around the
world by radio. I am also excited because both Lionel and Bertie remained
lifelong friends despite of class division. I find it interesting because it is
an inspirational example of what it takes to overcome obstacles and challenges.
The support of family and friends is also crucial to us when we are striking
for success. I would surely recommend this film to others to motivate them. Our
very own shortcomings may appear in our lives as a disability, sickness or
personality flaw. They also can render us powerless, humiliated and frustrated.
However, we should learn from Bertie, work hard to transform our weakness into
strengths.

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