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

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 )

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