Trailer For The King’s Speech, Bigshot Oscar Contender And Popular Vote Winner

Posted by September 23, 2010 Comment

After Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech played at Toronto, two things happened: it started to gather some solid Oscar buzz and it won the audience award for the best film at the fest.

It’s a drama, apparently with some light comedic touches, about King George VI’s relationship with his speech therapist. Intriguing set up.

I’ve seen two of Hooper’s previous pictures – Longford and The Damned United – and liked them both a great deal. I hurriedly snapped up some tickets to see this one at the London Film Festival and have been looking forward to it a great deal.

Now that I’ve seen some footage…

I think Hooper is sometimes flying rather close to the wind here, stylistically speaking. I hope it all gels into a coherent whole, but there’s some odd choices that I’m feeling a little suspicious of – the staging of the “singles” in the conversation between Firth and Rush at 42-52 seconds, for example.

(Last Updated September 23, 2010 12:01 pm )