Analysis Of The King's Speech

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The king’s speech is a film about King George VI, the former king of the United Kingdom. His birth name was Albert Frederick Arthur George, and he grew up as the younger of two brothers in the royal family. During his childhood, he found it relieving knowing that he would not be the future king, his brother David would. Therefore, it seemed like their father favored David. As he said himself, “he loved David, hated me”. From the outside, his royal childhood probably looked picture perfect, but during Albert’s talk with his unorthodox speech therapist Lionel about his childhood; he admitted that the person he felt closest to during that time was the nannies.

Even though he had issues with his closest family, I think he had a specially complicated
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The film starts with a glance of a microphone, and the microphone was usually there when something happened. What is interesting to me is that Albert always used the microphone to reach out to his people, even though he was frighten of the people behind it. However, when he overcame his fear of microphones, he got the courage to greet the people from his balcony.

I think the King’s speech towards the end of the film is of such importance to the British because it represented a new era, where the impossible became possible. When Albert managed change himself for the better, it gave people optimism that he therefore could make a great change for his country.
In the background during this last speech, we hear Beethoven’s seventh symphony, second movement, an evocative symphony who helps strengthen the message of the speech by creating intensity and arouse feelings.
What got my attention, camerawork wise, happened during the scene where King George VI held his first speech as the king. In that clip, we first saw him standing in front of the microphone, before we saw a short glimpse of the microphone from his perspective. Thereafter, we saw King George VI from the microphone’s perspective. This built up tension, and gave the audience a feeling of how it must have been for him to stand
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