The Resource The King's speech, [screenplay, David Seidler] ; director, Tom Hooper

The King's speech, [screenplay, David Seidler] ; director, Tom Hooper

Label
The King's speech
Title
The King's speech
Statement of responsibility
[screenplay, David Seidler] ; director, Tom Hooper
Title variation
King's speech [widescreen (DVD)]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required
Awards note
Academy Awards, 2010 : Best Picture, Best Actor, Best director, Best original screenplay.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Danny Cohen ; editor, Tariq Anwar ; music, Alexandre Desplat
Intended audience
Rating: R; for some language
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.K56 2011
PerformerNote
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Timothy Spall, Anthony Andrews, Claire Bloom
Runtime
118
Technique
live action
Label
The King's speech, [screenplay, David Seidler] ; director, Tom Hooper
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously released as a motion picture in 2011
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Tom Hooper ; Making of featurette: An inspirational story of an unlikely friendship ; Q&A with the director and the cast ; Speeches from the real King George VI ; Lionel Logue highlights
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
013132313092
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
WC23130
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn697662191
System details
DVD, widescreen, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The King's speech, [screenplay, David Seidler] ; director, Tom Hooper
Publication
Note
  • Previously released as a motion picture in 2011
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Tom Hooper ; Making of featurette: An inspirational story of an unlikely friendship ; Q&A with the director and the cast ; Speeches from the real King George VI ; Lionel Logue highlights
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
013132313092
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
WC23130
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn697662191
System details
DVD, widescreen, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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