The King’s Speech

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Some movies are symphonies. The Godfather comes to mind. Some movies are jazz. John Coltrane or Miles Davis. Goodfellas and Taxi Driver. Sometimes a movie is so quiet and intense it brings no music to mind. The Coen’s No Country ...

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This is one reason Harvey Weinstein is good for the movie business — he gets the bigger picture. This is also why he’s great at Oscar campaigning — when he has a horse that can win — he knows what ...

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Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir wonders why the Palme d’Or and Oscar’s Best Picture are so far apart in terms of films they choose to win. In this case, he looks at The King’s Speech and Uncle Boonmee: “The King’s Speech” is ...

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Last night’s Oscars will be remembered for several reasons. ¬†The first, there has never been a film that won the NBR, the NYFCC, the LAFCA and the Globe (Picture, Director and Screenplay) and not won the DGA and then the ...

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UK author and historian Dominick Sandbrook voices his own dismay that “the Redcoats have conquered Hollywood,” once again: The success of “The King’s Speech” is not the only example of what looks like a creeping Anglicization of American culture. Britain ...

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The critical and commercial success of The King’s Speech, has been an affirmation of Tom Hooper’s instincts as a director. Speaking with the Director’s Guild recipient on the phone from New York in January, he discussed how the project was ...
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[notice]This editorial was written by a British 15 year-old named Michael Dalton living in Switzerland. [/notice] When The Social Network won every critic award in sight many, including me believed that this love would continue right up to the Oscars. ...

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The Guardian has done each film – so in the interest of fairness, here is the one for The King’s Speech, by Michael Hann: You can watch all of their videos for the Best Picture nominees here.

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Moviline confirms that The King’s Speech therapist’s home was used to film the gay porn flick Snookered, which had great art direction. According to Jonno, his video (which was done for the website UK Naked Men) was indeed shot in ...

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Yes, the mark of a true Oscar game player is that the film finishes the season with its being anointed by 60 Minutes. The King’s Speech already got a mini review by Andy Rooney the week before who said he ...

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If the King’s Speech wins, it will become the first film in 83 years of Oscar history with a British monarch as the central figure to win Best Picture. [source] If the Social Network wins Screenplay, Editing, Directing but then ...
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It isn’t that the Eddie’s win last night makes it suddenly apparent that The Social Network will win – there is precedent for both films taking Best Picture. Films have won the three major guilds, lost the Eddie but still ...

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Someone might want to let TIME mag know that the BAFTA awards were not held before the Oscars until around 2000, when they changed their date and thus became an influencer, or not. TIME uses Gandhi as an example of ...

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The King’s Speech could win the Sound category as it begins its sweep of the Oscars on February 27. ¬†Here is a bit about the sound in the film brought to you by Soundworks:

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Ebert has put both his predictions (thanks Ryan) and his Outguess Ebert contest online. ¬†I think there are more than a few smarty pants Oscar watchers out there who could make this a fair fight (“not unless we get out ...

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With the Oscar race now almost entirely put to bed, we await two competing stats working against each other to determine the outcome of this year’s race for Oscar: Since 1975 (when the LA Film Critics formed), three films have ...

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The British have taken over the Oscars.  Before we get to how everything old is new again, here is a first look at Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher: Oscars 2010 feels like a step backwards in time for so many reasons. ...

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The truth of it is, in retrospect, what I failed to see is probably something a few people knew — that Weinstein was working the King’s Speech campaign from the top down. The critics were never going to matter. Not ...

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In light of the recent twist of this year’s race for Best Picture, I asked a few of the best and brightest in the biz for their input. The participants (in random order): Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Dave Karger, Entertainment ...

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I joked on Twitter just now that the next thing you know, God Himself is going to come down to earth and endorse The King’s Speech. Last night, the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington threw a special party just for the ...

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