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King George VI

February 27, 2011

Back in December I went to see The King’s Speech at the BAM cinema with very little knowledge of what it was about but immediately fell in love.  Not only is it set in a period I constantly obsess over, no detail was left untouched and all areas of focus were spot on.  The buildings, interiors, clothes/costumes, and over all cinematic atmosphere were impressive.  The space by which the King receives his therapy is absolutely perfect, with gilt furniture paired against scattered oriental rugs, bare textured walls, incredible windows and a gigantic fireplace – if I had to imagine a dream house/apartment, I’d look no further.  After seeing this film, I got really curious about the history of King George VI, and tonight’s awards ceremony resurrected that curiosity.  King George VI, although very reluctant to take the throne, went on to be an impressive leader as well as speaker and his triumph over adversity is something to be admired.  If you haven’t seen this film yet, pay it a visit, you’d be hard pressed to find negative things to say.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 15, 2011 19:33

    King George VI is the Symbol of the National Leader to be proud of! His life is the best page in the British History!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    January 2, 2012 11:33

    good film and brave man

  3. January 25, 2012 11:26

    Such a great man..To really hate what you have to do , and doing it with such grace! A sweet,sweet man. I will never understand how some people treat their children. As an American I cannot quite appreciate royalty. I just don’t get it

  4. Coach Dan permalink
    February 23, 2012 17:57

    A great man was needed by a great country. This man rose to the occasion when his brother did not have the fortitude to stand tall when it was needed. King George VI brought us Queen Elizabeth II and for that we as Americans can be thankful. Our world needs the likes of King George VI again!

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