Line(s) of the Day #TheKingsSpeech

The King's Speech

If I am King, where is my power? Can I form a government? Levy a tax? Declare a war? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority because they think that when I speak, I speak for them. But I can’t speak.

George VI (Colin Firth) in historical drama The King’s Speech (2013). Winner of Best Picture, it tells of how the future king used the unorthodox treatment of Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue to help him overcome his stammer.

12 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #TheKingsSpeech

    • Yes. Superbly done and a reminder we all have our struggles and things we have to face. Two interesting bits of trivia. The Queen Mother (King George’s widow) asked for the scriptwriter to wait until her passing to make the film as it was still too painful. The other was than Australian Guy Pearce plays a Brit. Briton Eve Best plays an American. American Jennifer Ehle plays an Australian. So many talented and versatile actors.

  1. Lionel Logue: “Why should I waste my time listening to you?”
    King George IV: “BECAUSE I HAVE A VOICE!!!”

    I really enjoyed The King’s Speech when I first saw it. A period piece that deals with a relatable topic with genuinely exceptional acting. Although The Social Network probably should’ve won, I’m glad a movie like The King’s Speech won Best Picture.

    • I did like The King’s Speech a lot so I was ok with that one. There are ones I do get mad over. Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan in 1998 or Slumdog Millionaire over The Dark Knight in 2008. Not even nominated for Best Picture!!!!

  2. I thought Colin Firth did an excellent job in this movie, but he was even better in ‘A Single Man.’ Even though it wasn’t the one he won an Oscar for, I consider it his all-time best performance. 🙂

    • I’ve heard really good things about that. It’s funny how they often don’t win the one they might have been expected to. I wouldn’t say The Revenant was Leonardo di Caprio’s best performance but I guess different circumstances come into it.

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