The King's Speech

The King's Speech


By (author) David Seidler

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  • Publisher: NICK HERN BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 106 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 230mm x 8mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 3 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848421834
  • ISBN 13: 9781848421837
  • Sales rank: 845,768

Product description

This is the shooting script for 'The King's Speech'. It is the true story of a man who would be King and the unorthodox speech therapist who helped him.

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'Although the film involves a man overcoming a serious disability, it is neither triumphalist nor sentimental. Its themes are courage (where it comes from, how it is used), responsibility, and the necessity to place duty above personal pleasure or contentment... The King's Speech is an altogether more significant and ambitious work than Stephen Frears's admirable The Queen of 2006 and far transcends any political arguments about royalty and republicanism.' GUARDIAN 'Where lies its success? Let's start with the script, by playwright David Seidler, a model for transforming history into an approachable blend of drama and wit. For a film about being horrendously tongue-tied, Seidler's words are exquisitely measured, his insight as deep as it is softly spoken.' EMPIRE 'By the film's end I was in tears: a pathetic critic-thing whimpering in the half-dark, knocked into resistlessness by the power of storytelling.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'All this, amazingly enough, is a true story - told here with grace, good humour and heart.' TOTAL FILM 'The King's Speech is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years.' WALL STREET JOURNAL