Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Our Friend Hugo Vickers Comments on "The King's Speech"

My view is that a film is a film, and you have to move the drama on. People can say, for example, that Churchill didn't play nearly as big a role as he does in the film – he wasn't actually there at such and such a point, he never uttered those words, and so on. But the average viewer knows who Churchill is; he doesn't know who Lord Halifax and Lord Hoare are. I don't mind these things at all.

Of course, when the king made his famous speech after Chamberlain had declared war on Germany, none of those high-ranking officials who appear with him in the film were present. But they need to speak to the king, there's a point that needs to be made.

It's the essence of the story that counts, and the essence of the story here is very sound indeed.

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Colin Firth as Bertie, Helena Bonham-Carter as Elizabeth in The King's Speech

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