Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Movie: The King's Speech

This is an historically-based entertainment regarding the struggles of British King George VI, who ruled during WW2, to overcome his stutter. I enjoyed it a lot. I knew the history around George VI's older brother, who abdicated in 1936 so that he could marry American divorcee Wallace Simpson, but did not know anything about the stutter.

The NYT review suffers from the reviewer's excess of class consciousness. This background piece, also from the NYT, gives a better picture of the picture.


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