Posts Tagged ‘George VI’

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Academy Awards: For the King, Colin Firth and Natalie Portman

Due to the time difference, I was in bed while the big show was going on. So please tell me: how did Anne Hathaway and James Franco do? For me, THE Oscar host will always remain the great Billy Crystal, but I should probably get over the fact that he doesn’t want to do it […]



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The King’s Speech: Jane Austen, Winston Churchill, the airbrush and the Vaseline

Warning: this is not a proper film review, just a few thoughts on Jane Austen and on the ethics of historical fiction. For one thing, I must say that found watching The King’s Speech wonderfully satisfying, as a sort of anti-Black Swan experience. A careful, unobstrusive direction, the compelling story of a man overcoming the […]