I rarely watch the Oscars anymore. Yet, last night I did because I was cheering silently for “The Kings Speech” and was delighted when its main actor (H/T JNW) Colin Firth won for best actor and the movie itself as best picture. However, I would have loved it had Geoffrey Rush also won for his supporting role as the speech therapist Lionel Logue. Rush was absolutely brilliant in that role. Here is a video, for example, of him being interviewed about his experiences working on the film.
I am not a movie reviewer so I won’t go into technical details as what was good about the film. It simply is one of the best movies I have ever seen. And, yes, I know the work I did in my special education practice helps me understand what stuttering can do to a person’s self-esteem. But, all that aside, it is one of those movies that simply draws you into it.
So, if readers haven’t seen it, I recommend they do so. There is so much negative news in the world today that viewing a movie like “The Kings Speech” is a good way to see how disability can be overcome or accommodated with grit and determination and King George VI obviously had that in spades.
Congratulations to Colin Firth and all those connected to “The Kings Speech.”