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Stage Review - The King's Speech

It’s a chicken and egg thing. Which came first? The Play or The Film? The story was in the mind of writer, David Seidler for a long, long time. 581 more words

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Sliding into Speech

“Don’t let what you think is someone else’s opinion of you affect you.”

I’ve always been conscious of the way I say my ‘s’ sounds.  In actual fact they are perfectly normal.   937 more words


"The King's Speech", the book

On the 20th September, I sat down on the train to Birmingham and started to read this book. I had bought it the day before, at Waterstone’s, as second-hand, and simply because I am probably one of the few people in the world, who still have not seen the film. 1,444 more words

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History in the...Movies

One of my favorite movies from the past few years is “The King’s Speech”—the story of Great Britain’s King George VI, and his struggle to overcome stuttering.  515 more words


The King's Speech (2010)

The King’s Speech  is predictable, almost glaringly so, but it’s near impossible not to be touched by it. King George VI—or Bertie, as he’s known in this film—is played by Colin Firth, who entrenches himself in his character to the point where you begin to forget it’s an act. 260 more words


Waging War


What is more delightful than the realization that your adult son knows exactly what you  would like for Christmas without your suggestions?  It’s when that delightful event comes to- gether with another, creating fascinating synergy – and a moment to remember. 654 more words

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