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King George VI: The Man Behind the King's Speech
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This is a fascinating extension of the all-too-brief featurette that was included on the DVD release of the Colin Firth-starring film from Sony (see my review of that film on Amazon.). The Sony film included one small except of archival footage of King George VI - the "stuttering king". Here we get much more!
Actor First makes a brief appearance as does the Sony film's director and the author of the book. Logue is covered only briefly with some comments by his grandson. Most of the commentary comes from interview with Tim Ewart, identified as a "Royal Correspondent". The rest is culled from fascinating newsreel footage.
The "bonus features" here are also nice, except for what is listed as the "Trailer". This is nothing more than the first 2 ½ minutes of the documentary. The others include George's speech at the unveiling of the statue of his father, George V (4-minutes), Newsreel of George V's visit to Cape Cape Town (7-minutes) and the christening of the baby Prince Charles (3-minutes). In the later we see FOUR generations of the Royal Family from Queen Mary to her great Grandson Prince Charles.
If you liked the TKS film, then I highly recommend that you watch this DVD. (For more on Logue see "The King Speaks" from BFS. If you haven't, get TKS and enjoy it. THEN watch this film.
Highlights include original footage of the King's life, interviews with the of grandson Lionel Logue, and commentary from the cast and crew of "The King's Speech".
Definitely worth the purchase. Inspiring man, inspiring film.
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Very nice companion to the movie. Great historical/personal insight and interviews with Colin, the director and I think it was the therapist's grandson, who supplied Lionel... Read morePublished 6 months ago by E. Thomas