Reel: The Making of The King’s Speech

January 20th, 2011 by Graham McMorrow

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The Weinstein Company is sharing with us a 23 minute behind the scenes making of documentary for The Kings Speech. A movie I called one of the best films of the year in The CoF’s Movies You Should Have Seen in 2010.  Find out how the story was brought to the screen in the videoafter the jump.

Synopsis: After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of Prince Edward VII’s (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).  Based on the true story of King George VI, THE KING’S SPEECH follows the Royal Monarch’s quest to find his voice.

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