The King

Topics: George VI of the United Kingdom, Stuttering, George V of the United Kingdom Pages: 4 (1107 words) Published: March 13, 2013

The King’s psychological condition in
The King’s Speech movie

Arief Supriyadi


a. The summary of chosen movie.
After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on the true story of King George VI, The King’s Speech follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice.

The writer analyses that the movie is a 2010 British historical drama movie. It contains about psychological perspective for the King that he had trauma in delivering speech and also for the Therapist that how he treat the King for his stammer. The writer also analyses that movie brings feminist perspective for the King’s wife as a struggle woman to look for stutter therapist for the King (husband) and giving spirit to him in treatment. The movie was directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler won many film awards in the world and many nominated too, such as in USA the movie won Special Award (AFI Awards, USA, 2011), Oscar Awards categories Best Achievement in Directing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Academy Awards, USA, 2011). In BAFTA Awards England, the movie won in categories Best Film, Best...
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