History Film / TheKingsSpeech

19th Jan '17 1:57:20 AM DariusAngel
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-->'''Bertie:''' Ffffffffornication.

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-->'''Bertie:''' Ffffffffornication.F... f... fornication?
7th Dec '16 9:16:02 PM Kalmbach
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** When Lionel forbids Prince Albert from smoking in his office, he calls the knighted doctors who recommended the prince to smoke for the good of his larynx "idiots". However, back in TheRoaringTwenties, that makes Logue an eccentric while modern audiences would know that a doctor giving such an advice is practically grounds for medical malpractice. This also makes sense once we remember that Logue served in the trenches during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and had seen the effects of gassing on young men. Bertie in turn was a turret captain on [[BritsWithBattleships one of the Royal Navy battleships]] at the same war, and cordite smoke actually does even ''worse'' things to a human lungs than tobacco, but even this taught him nothing. He still smoked like a chimney to the very end.

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** When Lionel forbids Prince Albert from smoking in his office, he calls the knighted doctors who recommended the prince to smoke for the good of his larynx "idiots". However, back in TheRoaringTwenties, that makes Logue an eccentric while modern audiences would know that a doctor giving such an advice is practically grounds for medical malpractice. This also makes sense once we remember that Logue served in the trenches during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI had worked with plenty of WWI veterans and had seen the effects of gassing on young men. Bertie in turn was a turret captain on [[BritsWithBattleships one of the Royal Navy battleships]] at the same war, and cordite smoke actually does even ''worse'' things to a human lungs than tobacco, but even this taught him nothing. He still smoked like a chimney to the very end.
23rd Oct '16 10:17:29 AM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: The Royals all provide excellent examples of the (now mostly historic) ''Heightened'' RP accent -- of particular note is King Edward VIII's strangulated, plum-in-mouth delivery used during his abdication broadcast, which is about as RP as one can get.
** Lionel is rejected for the part of RichardIII thanks to his Australian accent.
3rd Jul '16 1:10:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: A "peculiar" case, but still Lionel Logue fits the bill. Fortunately, he doesn't die.
7th Jun '16 8:48:18 AM Doug86
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** Later he's seen in his actual naval uniform from WorldWarOne, which is quite understated by comparison, but still sharp.

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** Later he's seen in his actual naval uniform from WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, which is quite understated by comparison, but still sharp.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Lionel Logue. [[spoiler:Hell, it turns out he's not even accredited or trained -- he just happened to be excellent at treating people with speech disorders when people kept asking him to treat [[ShellShockedVeteran Shell-Shocked Veterans]] from [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne the Great War]]. As he points out, there weren't any schools then, just thousands of wounded veterans who needed his help. No wonder his treatment was so effective.]]

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Lionel Logue. [[spoiler:Hell, it turns out he's not even accredited or trained -- he just happened to be excellent at treating people with speech disorders when people kept asking him to treat [[ShellShockedVeteran Shell-Shocked Veterans]] from [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Great War]]. As he points out, there weren't any schools then, just thousands of wounded veterans who needed his help. No wonder his treatment was so effective.]]



* MrSmith: The Duchess of York first goes to meet Lionel under the alias of Mrs Johnson, causing him to commit a number of unconscious faux pas [[OhCrap before she reveals she's a member of the royal family]]. Johnson was the cover name used by the Duke of York when he was a serving naval officer during WorldWarOne.

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* MrSmith: The Duchess of York first goes to meet Lionel under the alias of Mrs Johnson, causing him to commit a number of unconscious faux pas [[OhCrap before she reveals she's a member of the royal family]]. Johnson was the cover name used by the Duke of York when he was a serving naval officer during WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.



** Furthermore, Bertie earned the rank of Commander in the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]], and even saw combat during WorldWarI. The uniform he wears during the final speech is just that, the uniform he wore in the last war.

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** Furthermore, Bertie earned the rank of Commander in the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]], and even saw combat during WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The uniform he wears during the final speech is just that, the uniform he wore in the last war.



** During his rule, David was very carefree and more focused in pleasing Wallis Simpson, even telling Albert that "Hitler will sort [the troubles in Europe] out". After he became king, Albert would become the guiding figure for his people during WorldWarII.

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** During his rule, David was very carefree and more focused in pleasing Wallis Simpson, even telling Albert that "Hitler will sort [the troubles in Europe] out". After he became king, Albert would become the guiding figure for his people during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



* TaughtByExperience: Lionel became a speech therapist by treating shell-shocked WorldWarOne veterans and learning on the job; no courses existed then and he had to make it up as he went along.

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* TaughtByExperience: Lionel became a speech therapist by treating shell-shocked WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veterans and learning on the job; no courses existed then and he had to make it up as he went along.
14th May '16 4:27:44 PM nombretomado
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'''Albert:''' They've all been [[KnightFever knighted.]]\\

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'''Albert:''' They've all been [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever knighted.]]\\
12th May '16 2:13:00 PM MBI
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* BritishStuffiness: Bertie is an uptight and proper man, to put it mildly. Arguably, the movie presents British Stuffiness itself as one of the causes of his speech disorder.


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* KingIncognito: Elizabeth makes her first visit to Logue under an assumed name, and only reveals her and her husband's identity to get Logue to understand the gravity of the situation. Logue is quite naturally taken aback.
11th May '16 3:41:04 PM BobTanaka
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* ItsAllAboutMe: David/King Edward VIII. His introduction has him voicing the opinion that his father is purposefully ''dying'' to make things difficult for him.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: David/King Edward VIII. His introduction has him voicing the opinion that his father is purposefully ''dying'' to make things difficult for him. He doesn't improve as the film goes on.


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** King George V as well: Bertie's speech problems are the result of his abusive, controlling behavior, but he is genuinely concerned for the future of his nation and recognizes Bertie's superior qualities (though he never tells him so).
11th May '16 3:33:52 PM BobTanaka
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* ItsAllAboutMe: David/King Edward VIII. His introduction has him voicing the opinion that his father is purposefully ''dying'' to make things difficult for him.
1st May '16 4:01:43 PM rjd1922
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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Or rather, there ''were'' none. Lionel [[TaughtByExperience cut his therapeutic teeth treating the speech disorders of shell-shocked WorldWarOne veterans]], and quickly figured out that what they needed most desperately was a friendly ear. And as it turns out, Bertie had never had anyone to tell about the miserable childhood that fostered his stutter, including the fact that it took his parents ''three years'' to notice that the nanny was starving him. [[note]] The incident with the nurse was dramatized for the film; in real life, she didn't starve them, and it was ''David'', not Bertie, whom she would pinch before taking him to see his parents.[[/note]]

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Or rather, there ''were'' none. Lionel [[TaughtByExperience cut his therapeutic teeth treating the speech disorders of shell-shocked WorldWarOne World War I veterans]], and quickly figured out that what they needed most desperately was a friendly ear. And as it turns out, Bertie had never had anyone to tell about the miserable childhood that fostered his stutter, including the fact that it took his parents ''three years'' to notice that the nanny was starving him. [[note]] The incident with the nurse was dramatized for the film; in real life, she didn't starve them, and it was ''David'', not Bertie, whom she would pinch before taking him to see his parents.[[/note]]
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