History Film / TheKingsSpeech

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]]
5th Apr '16 11:57:29 PM juan
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*** In his defence, he never actually confirmed or said he ''was'' a doctor - Bertie and Elizabeth just assumed.

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*** In his defence, he never actually confirmed or said he ''was'' a doctor - Bertie and Elizabeth just assumed. He repeatedly told Bertie to refer to him simply as Lionel
16th Feb '16 2:01:46 AM captainmarkle
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* HarsherInHindsight: Deliberately invoked with Edward's casual comment about the troubles in Europe, "Hitler will sort it out." While it could be considered merely naive, to modern audiences, that statement feels positively horrific and despicable to see the King of England ''want'' Nazi Germany to begin its rampage of mass death and destruction.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Deliberately invoked with Edward's casual comment about the troubles in Europe, "Hitler will sort it out." While it could be considered merely naive, to modern audiences, that statement feels positively horrific and despicable to see the King of England ''want'' Nazi Germany to begin its rampage of mass death and destruction.



* 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.

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* KickTheDog / BigBrotherBully: KickTheDog: The entire party at Balmoral Castle is an extended KickTheDog on Edward's part.part, with a dose of BigBrotherBully to make things worse. 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.



* MeaningfulRename: Albert gets one of these when he becomes King George VI. David also changes his name when he becomes king although it's not as meaningful and happens off screen.

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* MeaningfulRename: MeaningfulRename:
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Albert gets one of these when he becomes King George VI. David also changes his name when he becomes king although it's not as meaningful and happens off screen.


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* MouthingTheProfanity: In the climax, Lionel encourages Bertie to swear in order to get him to overcome his stutter for the speech. Since doing so live on air would be disastrous, they both mouth the words instead.
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).
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