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And the Oscar for “Overlooked Fact” goes to…The King’s Speech!

Congratulations to everyone involved in the – now! – Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech – especially “best original screenplay writer” David Seidler, “best Director” Tom Hooper, and “best male actor” Colin Firth.  At the 2011 Academy Awards, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the film also took home the “best movie” Oscar to cap an […]

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The King’s Speech 3: Lionel Logue and the healing question

The rise and rise of The King’s Speech continues unabated. It cleared up at the BAFTAs last weekend, winning seven awards.  Colin Firth is on a roll, and looks like a favourite to add an Oscar to the growing collection of awards for his portrayal of King George VI.  It was good to see Geoffrey […]

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The King’s Speech – Lionel Logue and the Christian Science question

“The King’s Speech” – which officially opens in the UK today – is a marvellous film.   It compellingly, and movingly, tells the story of “How one man saved the British monarchy”, to quote its tagline. The one man in question is not the fascinating King George VI, played brilliantly by Colin Firth, but his […]

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