INTRODUCTION: “The King’s Speech” is an inspirationalmovie of a man who become King George VI with a stammer that need to speak tothe world . Bertie’s father, King George V passes away and leave the throne tothe irresponsible brother of Bertie’s(King George VI), David.
Queen Elizabeth I(Bertie’s wife) who worry about her husband speech impediment by hiring LionelLogue which is an Australia speech therapist to help her husband to overcomehis impediment on speaking. In order to marry a woman that he loves, David hasrenounced the throne , as a result all the responsibility and duty fell to thesecond son of the King George V, Bertie. Bertie need to have his first liveradio broadcast to the nation but the stammering problem has become a hinderfor him to complete the task successfully. With the help of Logue, Bertie’sspeech therapist begin where the development of an unexpected friendshipbetween the two men begin.BODY:DIRECTING In “The King’s Speech” , director TomHooper has achieve his purpose on directing the movie where he want toencourage people who are in difficulty to not to give up easily even though howhard is it. For example, Bertie who has impediment in speaking, at first he isbeing treated by a doctor. When the doctor tries to help him with his way buthe refused to be treated.
As his wife has hire Lionel Logue who is speechtherapist , Logue use his own way to give confidence to Bertie to speak byplaying music with earphone and record his reading on the book where the titleis “To be or not to be” .Bertie feel hopeless and think that he cannot betreated by anyone. But after Bertie heard to the recording ,he decided to workhard to overcome his stammer by giving cooperation on what Logue ask him to doas he believe that anything done by Logue is helping on his stammer.ACTING Next, the acting of main character hasfulfil the need of the character and the movie where the main character Bertie whoact by Colin Firth Lionel Logue act by Geoffrey Rush.
Firstly, Colin Firth hasdone good job in acting Bertie who is a stammer that will let the audience feelthat he is a stammer in a real life. The acting of him on the feeling ofinferiority of him as a stammer when his elder brother, David who deride andmake fun of him when he cannot answer back, the happiness and surprisingly ofhim as he heard the recording that he can speak fluently and also the tension ofhim and pain on his face while giving the speech on the live broadcast. Next,Geoffrey Rush also done a good job in acting one of the main character ,thespeech therapist, Lionel Logue that the patience of him in giving treat to TheDuke who has impediment in speaking where he show the professional of atherapeutist on treating a patient. Besides, the acting of him as a father thatplays with his son shows the love of a father to his children will let theaudience feel warm-hearted while watching this movie.CINEMATOGRAPHY Next, the cinematography of the moviewhich is the person who control the movement of the camera in the whole movie, Danny Cohenthat use his skilful techniques of cinematography in shooting and holding thebest angle to show the expression of mental and emotional journey of maincharacter. For example, while Bertie who is talking about his childhoodexperience when he is abuse by his nanny as the nanny does not feed him for daysor pinch him, the movement of the camera that slowly zoom to the face of thecharacter has let audience see more clearly of his expression on his feeling offear and also his sadness while talking about his passed away brother –Johnson.SPECIAL EFFECT Furthermore, in my opinion, there is no anyspecial effect in this movie that I can notice in this movie cause that alittle disappointed on this movie.SCENERYThe movie choose to use the old London scenerieswhich looks historied but beautiful.
The movie has use various old-fashionequipment to represent this sceneries. For example, David who use theold-fashion phone to talk with his future wife-Wallis Simpson. Besides, LionelLogue who use the old-fashion music player and also the recording machine to recordthe reading of Bertie.
Next, where the Queen Elizabeth I who use theold-fashion lift that need to close the door manually and a small area that canjust only fit two person which the scene where Bertie and the queen find Logue. SOUNDTRACK Thesoundtrack which attracts me the most is the soundtrack that call “The Rehearsal”where Bertie start his speech therapist with Logue, all the activities done byLogue to help Bertie in the speaking problem he faced. The first impression ofthe song to me is the lively rhythm which include the staccato playing of manykinds of instrument such as violin,piano,viola and so on has express thefeeling of expectation to be success and the courageous on doing something.
CONCLUSIONAfterwatching this movie, I am very satisfied with scenery and the acting of themain characters. But i wish that the movie can be presented more lively withfaster tempo and not just the conservation between the characters. For example,whereBertie talks to Archbishop, the speed of talking can be more faster or not theaudience will find it boring while at that scene.The movie is quiet moving whenBertie finally can complete the live radio broadcast without stammering.
I willrecommend this movie to those who are interested in historical story where theycan acknowledge more about the incident that happened in Britain. The moralvalue that I notice is not to give up easily no matter how hard the situationis, try you best to do it and you can achieved something from it as you put youreffort in.