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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:06 PM

"The King's Speech". If you have not seen it, look for it. Hearing about lara mocking Joe's stutter

Earlier today brought this movie to mind. For those unfamiliar with it, about King George VI, who became (unwillingly) king after his nazi-sympathizing brother david abdicated. He had a serious stuttering problem. The movie focuses on his most unconventional speech therapy, and the friendship that grew between HRM and the therapist.



Utterly fascinating, and an object lesson for today.

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Reply "The King's Speech". If you have not seen it, look for it. Hearing about lara mocking Joe's stutter (Original post)
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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:07 PM

1. That is a wonderful film.

Now I want to watch it, again!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:12 PM

7. I will watch it again, as well.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:08 PM

2. Such a good movie.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:12 PM

8. Indeed.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:09 PM

3. I love that movie...

I didn't know King George VI, Queen Elizabeth's father, had a bad stutter until this movie came out.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:11 PM

6. Nor did I.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:10 PM

4. Excellent film!

Also going back to the top of my queue for a re-watch. Thanks for the reminder, Niyad!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:11 PM

5. You are most welcome!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:16 PM

9. I had forgotten this movie "The Kings Speech"..the RWNJs can eat shit...

They will continue to swing and fling their disgusting rhetoric and vile personal attacks..and the more they do, the more they are exposed....

object lesson for today, INDEED!

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:23 PM

12. Sadly, they seem to think it makes them look strong, at least in the perverse realm they

Pollute. Has never made sense to me.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:18 PM

10. It's a wonderful movie,

and I watch it whenever it's on.

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:28 PM

14. Just caught it again a few nights ago. Now I want the dvd.

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:26 PM

13. I am guessing that you forgot the sarcasm icon?

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:42 PM

17. Stupid history? Seriously? What, exactly, was stupid about the inter-war years, the rise of the

nazis, a pro-nazi sympathizer on the throne of GB, and WWII??

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:00 PM

32. Wow. You clearly missed the entire movie.it wasn't about "A" speech, it was about HIS speech,

Throughout his entire life! Perhaps you might watch it again, all the way through, including the very informative credits, after doing some reading in history.

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:47 PM

20. Radio was still fairly new.

He had to give many speeches in public.

Best to train him to speak without headphones.

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Response to niyad (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:41 PM

16. Agreed

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:47 PM

19. Because those headphones would be a crutch

The king would have to deliver speeches when headphones wouldn't be available. He had to learn to deal with his stutter.

I had a stutter when I was a boy. A speech therapist trained me how to get over it.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:45 PM

18. One of the best films I've ever seen.

The actor playing the king is amazing.

His face literally goes red when his brother mocks his stutter.

I could watch it again and again.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:48 PM

21. I adore Colin Firth in whatever role he plays, but this was truly amazing.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:53 PM

22. My favorite bit is when Mrs Logue, who does not know that her husband has been working with the king

Comes home to find the queen sitting at her dining room table, drinking a cup of tea and reading a newspaper. And the bit where her husband tells her, "Dear, this is King George VI". "How do you do, Mrs Logue."

I looked it up, and while Logue didn't get a knighthood, he was made a Companion of the Royal Victorian Order, which is given for personal services to the monarch.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:59 PM

23. "Would you care to stay for dinner?" The end of the movie talks about the award, and how Logue

was beside him for every speech, and how they remained friends.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:06 PM

25. That was my favorite scene as well.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:33 PM

28. The best part of that scene?

Colin Firth, who played the King, and Jennifer Ehle, who played Mrs Logue, were the stars of the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, one of the grea romantic pairings of all time. Watching them meet like that 15 years later was just hilarious and great.

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Response to Chichiri (Reply #28)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:01 PM

33. So very true.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:29 PM

38. It was also a very cute Easter Egg between the actors

Jennifer Ehle, who played Mrs. Logue, was Elizabeth Bennet to Colin Firth's Fitzwillian Darcy in the very famous BBC miniseries of Pride & Prejudice.

Rewatch that scene, and watch how Ehle is like, wait...... is that......

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:02 PM

24. Love that movie! Hadn't thought of it regarding Biden but that is a great thought

Makes me emotional thinking about Biden leading us against Nazis

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:10 PM

26. I knew we would see the rise of the nazi ilk again. I just never imagined that the person in the

Oval Ofice would be their cheerleader. Biden and George VI really have some very important things in common.

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Response to niyad (Reply #26)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:28 PM

37. It's wild... and let's just hope the Nazis lose again!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:30 PM

27. Perhaps Lara will relate more to the life story of George III.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #27)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:05 PM

34. I doubt she knows that history.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #27)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:40 PM

39. LOL!!! Early on in the Trump presidency there were several pieces comparing him to Mad King George

not so much lately

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:40 PM

30. Brilliant movie, pushed all my emotional buttons.

And I guess Lara decided there weren't quite enough assholes in her family, and felt the need to contribute. Bad decision, Ms. trump; judgment awaits, just days away.....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:06 PM

35. May they all end up in prison where they belong.

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Response to niyad (Reply #35)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:24 PM

42. Just as soon as possible. (nt)

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:56 PM

40. Excellent movie

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Response to Hekate (Reply #40)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:58 PM

41. It was, indeed.

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