Is it the King approaching? With the advent of radio, the British Monarchy could no longer hide in their castles from the common people – and just as King George VI’s Father said, “We’ve become actors now,” George has to overcome his speech impediment by addressing his country as Rush provides him with diction lessons. But why the fuck with this new-fangled technology did they risk live radio and not use a recording? I mean forget the war – does he not just make you want to kill yourself instead?
Had they, Colin Firth would not receive the much deserved accolades for portraying a stammering, stuttering King. Still, he’s just a common thespian compared to Brad Dourif. Anyway, it seems to have become tradition for one critically acclaimed Brit drama, period piece, faithfully reproduced down to the last wrinkle, to sweep through our Award shows. It’s hard to believe that all King George VI had to do to lead his country into war was not stammer, or be a nazi loving Guy Pierce, who falls in love with a Strumpet. If only King George could elocute like Chauncey and walk on water to boot.
After seeing this I guess I’d have to re-evaluate my year’s top 5. Which I should probably wait to revise until after I see all those artsy movies I refuse to waste $13.00 on (I already made that mistake this year with Somewhere).