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» Thursday, May 19, 2011
Period Delight
We just finished up The King's Speech—what a splendid film! A simple tale, movingly told, wonderful performances, especially Colin Firth—portraying all the frustration of an intelligent man who cannot express himself, with a very natural stammer (not sounding like someone imitating a stammer)—and Helena Bonham Carter, who I believe I've only seen in "weird" roles (in Merlin and the Harry Potter films), so charming as Queen Elizabeth. (There were actually three Potter alumni in the film: Carter, Michael Gambon as King George V, and Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill.) Geoffrey Rush, Claire Bloom, Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce as the very hissable, offhand Edward VIII...all well-cast. And nice touches of humor that made everyone human.

I probably should buy this one (and also find a copy of Bertie and Elizabeth, which I enjoyed on Masterpiece Theatre).