The King's Speech

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    Jan 31, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    Anyone see the movie the Kings Speech?
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    Jan 31, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    I saw it and thought it was ok. I also stutter and was wondering if there were any other stutters on here and what did you think of the movie?

    If you don't stutter, what did you think of it? Should it get all those awards?
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    Jan 31, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    Superb movie, acting, script. I have a small minor problem, it was much worse when I was younger.

    I saw the movie twice, I thought it was that good.
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    Jan 31, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    Maybe having lived a life of a stutterer I couldn't relate to the King because his Stutter was more like blocks; period of silence where you can't make a sound. Mine is blocks plus getting stuck on sounds. I sound like a snake when stuck on a word with an "S" in it.

    I learned on CBS Sunday Morning that only 3,000,000 Americans stutter. That is around 1% of the population. 2/3rds are boys.
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    Jan 31, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    jprichva saidI will bet some money that 'True Grit' will win Best Picture.
    I do want to see The King's Speech, though.



    Nahhh, I think Haley Stansfield may nad the "Best Supporting Actress" award, but I'd bet money that "The King's Speech" wins:

    Best Picture
    Best Director (Though Christopher Nolan deserves this for "INCEPTION")
    Best Actor
    Best Supporting Actor

    BLACK SWAN's Natalie Portman is pretty much a shoe-in for "Best Actress"
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    Jan 31, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    kkk
    ADHD - repetitive stutter - 9yrs speech thereapy ...my speech therapist was my total hero...I loved her, and needed her: I learned the transcendent meaning of support.

    I have rare isolated incidents of repeating a short word; way too many times!!! This only happens when I experience an abrupt wave of intense emotion. I think it's funny (now) to watch people absolutely freak. All of the sudden you become 'retarded' to them...and they simply can't understand themselves.

    Not particularly interested in a movie about speech pathology...didn't see the elephant man either....I'm a "Le Choriste" advocate, as far as "differently abled" film genre goes.

    True fuckin' Grit!!!

    It's a good world indeed that produces a truly great film once in a while. There's lots of drunken slurring - no stuttering though.

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    Jan 31, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    Great film. It's inspirational and the acting was well done. Conquering your fears and insecurities regardless of disabilities is always a touching subject.
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    Jan 31, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    Loved it.
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    Jan 31, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    Great movie and I am going to the BAFTA's in london, hope to meet Colin Firth :-)
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    Jan 31, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    It was a good movie, I just kept waiting for something to happen... As far as acting it was amazing.
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    Jan 31, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Yes, and it is the best movie of 2010.
  • metta

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    Jan 31, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    It was my favorite movie of 2010. I was not aware of what the movie was about before I saw it, so I really enjoyed finding out about it during the movie. The story is based on a true story that the Queen Mother asked not to be told until after her death.


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    Jan 31, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    I would like The King's Speech to win Best Picture, but I think The Social Nertwork may do that.

    Has anyone heard what the present royal family thinks about the movie?
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    Jan 31, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    60isthenew40 saidI would like The King's Speech to win Best Picture, but I think The Social Nertwork may do that.

    Has anyone heard what the present royal family thinks about the movie?


    Same thing. I cringe at the thought of THE SOCIAL NETWORK winning - so pretentious and self aware.

    And my boss told me that she read an article where apparently some aspects of the film were a bit too fictionalized such as the nick name calling, etc.

    And apparently the speech coach kept a diary about this and they never told anyone until they were passed down to his grandson who somehow got it published. Not 100% sure if this is true, but it comes from an article my boss read.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 31, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    honestly, it doesn't look that interesting me to and just seems like Oscar bait
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    Jan 31, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidhonestly, it doesn't look that interesting me to and just seems like Oscar bait


    GO SEE IT NOW THEN EAT THE WORDS YOU JUST TYPED ;)
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    Jan 31, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    I did enjoy it. There was great acting and the story was touching.

    The movie was too obviously the type of movie that you'd expect to win the Oscar. There wasn't anything that differs it from the 'Oscar type' of picture. It's for that reason that I found 127 Hours and Black Swan to be superior movies.
  • hockeydude12

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    Jan 31, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    Yea, I loved this movie. I'm not sure if it will win best picture, as I believe maybe True Grit will, which was superbly done. I think it will be a tight race between Colin Firth and Jeff Bridges,and another tight race between Rush and Bale (The Fighter). IMO, Bale deserves that one because he truely held that movie together, (not a big Walberg fan)
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    Jan 31, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    They're going to give Colin the Academy Award this time cause he got screwed out of it the last time,,,,,,,
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    Jan 31, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
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    pecfan saidMaybe having lived a life of a stutterer I couldn't relate to the King because his Stutter was more like blocks; period of silence where you can't make a sound. Mine is blocks plus getting stuck on sounds. I sound like a snake when stuck on a word with an "S" in it.

    I learned on CBS Sunday Morning that only 3,000,000 Americans stutter. That is around 1% of the population. 2/3rds are boys.

    Call me a loon, but I've always found men who stutter to be unbelievably sexy.


    B'deh, B'deh, B'deh.......P-P-P-romise?!?!?!?
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    Jan 31, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
    The movie was a very well produced movie and I thought gave a great picture of the time period, let alone the challenge of over coming a speech impediment in addition to being the King of England.
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    Jan 31, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    The film is less about George's overcoming his infliction, and much more about the relationship between the two men at the center of the film. It's a study in the questions of class and obligation, destiny and fate, and it does so with great subtlety and economy, as well as humor and a pathos that is not over-wrought or assaulting to the senses. In other words, it's anything but boulevard fare from Hollywood.
    If you've not seen it, you're doing yourself a disservice as it's an exceptionally well crafted film. Flawless editing, and brilliantly directed (and with an unseen hand that the Cohen's seem to lack, as they have their prints all over every film they've made the past five years, and it's getting annoyingly obvious). It will not, sadly, win the Oscar. It deserves it above all the other nominees, but this is no longer what the industry recognizes. "The Social Network" will walk away with the big prize, and possibly director and screenplay, as well.
    Firth and Rush should both win, but supporting is Christian "Asshole" Bale's to walk home with next month.
    Films like this are rare anymore. Typically this genre is too dependent upon what is said, and not what is shown and done - the hallmark of good filmmaking - but this film manages to tell a story in pictures, and faces, and such carefully crafted staging and pacing that it pulls off something masterful. It's not merely a stage craft on film, it's great movie making. "The Social Network" is flawed this way, I believe, in that it is an extension of the 'radio with pictures' that Television drama is all about, and Sorkin is a master of, clearly. But that's a grand TV movie with a theatrical release. The King's Speech is something else entirely. Something very rare.
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    Jan 31, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    pecfan saidMaybe having lived a life of a stutterer I couldn't relate to the King because his Stutter was more like blocks; period of silence where you can't make a sound. Mine is blocks plus getting stuck on sounds. I sound like a snake when stuck on a word with an "S" in it.

    I learned on CBS Sunday Morning that only 3,000,000 Americans stutter. That is around 1% of the population. 2/3rds are boys.


    About the same amount of people report being abducted by aliens each year
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    Feb 01, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    Helena Bonhem Carter and Colin Firth were amazing.
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    Feb 01, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    Brilliant movie! I would say it will win the Oscar for sure, although I have yet to see Social Network. But King's Speech so well-acted & directed, will sweep many statues. Colin Firth and G. Rush worked so good together. Go see it!