History Film / TheKingsSpeech

7th Nov '15 5:25:22 AM GoneRampant
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* ChekhovsArmoury: Albert breaks out nearly every trick Lionel teaches him during the last rehearsal scene (Swearing, singing, etc).
2nd Nov '15 8:13:43 PM BatmanKalEl
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* CastingGag: ** Creator/DerekJacobi's (Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury) presence has got to be a ShoutOut to ''Series/IClaudius'', which is about another stuttering monarch, and it might also allude to him being Brother Series/{{Cadfael}}. ** Myrtle Logue is played by Jennifer Ehle, who was Firth's love interest in [[PrideAndPrejudice the series that made him a heartthrob.]] Although this movie only gives her and Firth a single scene together, they make a big deal out of it. ** And then there's David Bamber's blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance as the amateur dramatics director who rejects Logue. David Bamber is probably best known for playing Cicero on ''Series/{{Rome}}'', yet another statesman with a speech impediment. He also appeared as creepy parson Mr. Collins in ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' with Firth and Ehle. And he additionally played Hitler in ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}''.
3rd Oct '15 6:44:41 PM LtFedora
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: George V references the two men who threaten the stability of Europe: [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Herr Hitler]] and [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Marshal Stalin]]. However, Stalin did not award himself the title of "Marshal" until World War II. At the time, he would have been referred to as "Comrade Stalin."
20th Sep '15 6:48:09 PM Kalmbach
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* LonelyAtTheTop: Bertie, until Lionel offers himself as [[TheConfidant confident]] and friend.
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* LonelyAtTheTop: Bertie, until Lionel offers himself as [[TheConfidant confident]] confidant]] and friend.
20th Sep '15 6:45:38 PM Kalmbach
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For some reason, I thought that was a trope.
* HeirAndASpare: Clearly demonstrated here, although an aversion to the usual way this played out in history; rather than the Heir dying, he abdicates, and the Spare never wanted to be King in the first place.
20th Sep '15 6:42:50 PM Kalmbach
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** The words he speaks are also meaningful, mentioning the "son of York". Bertie is, after all, the Duke of York.
20th Sep '15 11:53:35 AM Kalmbach
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* HeirAndASpare: Clearly demonstrated here, although an aversion to the usual way this played out in history; rather than the Heir dying, he abdicates, and the Spare never wanted to be King in the first place.
13th Sep '15 12:57:43 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Although he wasn't initially fond of Churchill's appointment to Prime Minister, he ''did'' develop a close friendship with him, and they confided in each other about war and governance of Britain, with the input of both being very important in later stages of WWII, and the long process of converting the British Empire into The Commonwealth at the USA's insistence.
13th Sep '15 12:56:38 PM BatmanKalEl
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* KickTheDog: The entire party at Balmoral Castle is an extended KickTheDog on Edward's part. He starts it by showing how lightly he takes to his duties as king, follows it by showing apathy toward Hitler's rising influence, and tops it all off by mocking Albert for his speech impediment ''just for daring to suggest he take leadership duties'' more seriously, to such an extent that Albert is unable to speak.
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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog / BigBrotherBully: The entire party at Balmoral Castle is an extended KickTheDog on Edward's part. He starts it by showing how lightly he takes to his duties as king, follows it by showing apathy toward Hitler's rising influence, and tops it all off by mocking Albert for his speech impediment ''just for daring to suggest he take leadership duties'' more seriously, to such an extent that Albert is unable to speak.

** David was a bit of a JerkAss, [[KickTheDog mocking]] his brother's stuttering and thinking Albert wanted to take over his place, while Albert was only trying to genuinely help his brother get his act together because he ''didn't'' want to be king.
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** David was a bit of a JerkAss, [[KickTheDog [[BigBrotherBully mocking]] his brother's stuttering and thinking Albert wanted to take over his place, while Albert was only trying to genuinely help his brother get his act together because he ''didn't'' want to be king.
24th Jul '15 12:56:01 AM MAI742
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** Although he wasn't initially fond of Churchill's appointment to Prime Minister, he ''did'' develop a close friendship with him, and they confided in each other about war and governance of Britain, with the input of both being very important in later stages of WWII, and the dissemination of the British Empire into the commonwealth.
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** Although he wasn't initially fond of Churchill's appointment to Prime Minister, he ''did'' develop a close friendship with him, and they confided in each other about war and governance of Britain, with the input of both being very important in later stages of WWII, and the dissemination long process of converting the British Empire into The Commonwealth at the commonwealth.USA's insistence.
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