3 September 2017 Kayla Salgado Gr 11.
10 Question Interview.
Tom Hooper’s film career began at the tender age of thirteen, when he filmed Runaway Dog. He later produced episodes of U.K. series, Byker Grove (1989) and Eastenders (1985). Hooper is of English and Australian descent and became one of the most in demand directors, after receiving an Academy Award and a Directors Guild of America Award for Directing The King’s Speech (2010). The film is a historical biopic of King George VI who suffered with a stammer. Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist, helped the King, whose nickname was Bertie, rise above his speech defect. (Awesomestories.com) The King’s Speech …show more content…
Why was the King’s Speech so inspiring to you and why?
Well I do come from British and Australian descent. My mum told me about King George when I was a boy. I felt I had a connection with the script because my grandad died in World War II.
7. Were there certain qualities of The King’s Speech that you liked and wanted to highlight?
There were so many things I loved. I wanted to show the development of Bertie and Lionel’s relationship using different techniques. Lionel began to call George Bertie instead of Your Highness, they were filmed in the same frame which represents the friendship between them and they started to share personal information about themselves.
8. Music affects the overall atmosphere and mood within the audience. How did the music play a role throughout the film?
The music played a huge role in the movie. I felt like the music and the colours had to work together. When the colours were dark then the music had to sound negative as well. When something positive happened the colours and music were bright and positive.
9. Which was the hardest character to film in The King’s Speech? …show more content…
I wanted to show him as a villain who the viewers disliked. He constantly belittled Bertie and did not agree with Lionel’s medical practices.
10. Films develop dramatically during the editing process. Did you achieve what you desired in the editing process of the film?
I think I did, the movie did win numerous awards. In the editing process everything came together so well and I was very happy with the outcome of the
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The same applies to a dramatic scene where the music may be deep and frantic to convey to the audience the feeling of anticipation. A scene i would like to focus on is the scene in which Garry and his father have a final ‘showdown’, if you will, at the front of the house. The scene consists of the father imposing himself on Garry and proceeding to continually beat him down time after time only for Garry to rise up and face his father on each occasion. This scene evoked a feeling of pride and admiration from the audience as to Garry’s courage and determination to convey the message to his father that he is ready to stand on his own two feet and defy him. This is a very powerful scene within the movie which initiated powerful emotions within the audience. All of this was accomplished with the notable absence of music of any form. The omission of music in this scene created an atmosphere in which the dramatic affect was amplified due to the silence.
Even though the film is essentially a visual experience, the use of sound has become extremely important in modern film. The modern viewer hears a complicated soundtrack that is as meaningful as the image on the screen. Three elements comprise the film's soundtrack: the dialogue, the sound effects, and the musical score. The proper balance and mix of these elements produced the essential emphasis required, which created the desired effects. As explained by Joseph Boggs and Dennis Petrie,
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The music throughout the film plays a big role in the way it is perceived and the overall tone and message. The directors and producers used background noise and music very wisely in order to convey the emotions of a scene. In the movie, it reaches a certain point where it almost looks as though things are looking up for education. It is when the documentary starts describing the “new acting chancellor of the district of columbia schools”, during this scene the makers want you to really pay attention and become almost shocked by this turn of events. However, they do not only grab your attention by the words and clips shown, but also by the loud, upbeat music that is suddenly played while she is being announced. Also, later in the movie they use this same
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Unlike the original film, this take on the classic story made it more relatable to younger audiences and even individuals like myself. While not everyone can relate to Palminteri’s childhood exactly, certain parts such as the conflict between parents vs. parental figures, which struck home for me personally. I also thought that the production did an excellent job of taking small scene’s and creating an entire musical act with it. Specifically, the scene where young C is shown
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Another aspect of sound in this film was how it affected the story. By using sound dramatically in certain parts and not using it at all in other parts, sound gave this story an entity of its own. For example, during long stretches of film with mostly dialogue, there was no music played in the background, only a phone ringing in the distance, or the men's voices during their deliberation. These long silences also took place during editing shots of the town and images that surrounded this German city. This dramatic difference in sound was a revelation of how mood can be made by images and sound put together to make an incredible component.
While The Kings Speech draws upon a number of historical facts and events, this is not its primary concern. The film is about the effect of a person’s family on how the person develops. For example, in The Kings Speech, King George VI’s brother abdicating and his father’s cruelty played a part in his stammer and lack of confidence. The film is also about the importance of a secure support system, for example Queen Elizabeth and Lionel Logue were Bertie's support system and they helped him overcome his stammer and lack of confidence. A third important issue in the film is about the different approach to class distinction by British and Australian people, as shown by the expectations of Bertie and Queen Elizabeth that Lionel Logue will do
Comment: I found this film very tough going- it is undoubtedly a well made film and has some clever and quirky moments. However I lost interest around halfway through the film and could not engage with the film and its clunky style. A lighter touch would have made a huge difference to the viewing experience. Perhaps as an artistic statement it deserves more than three stars but as a movie going experience it was only a little bit better than average.
Without it, there may not have been a movie to tell this incredible story. There would be no story or learning from it. This movie helped to tell the nature of stuttering as a disability that all had the opportunity to see. Also, that stuttering is not just a physical disability, but also a mental one too. King George is seen coping with both of the disabilities.
In the movies, there are a number of factors that will impact the quality of the film and the story. This is because producers and directors are using different techniques that will enhance their ability to entertain. The Sound of Music is taking numerous ideas and is integrating them together. To fully understand what is happening, there will be an examination of the film and various concepts. This will be accomplished by focusing on: the storytelling, acting, cinematography, editing, sound, style / directing, impact of the film on society / vice versa, genre, application of at least one approach and overall textual themes. Together, these elements will highlight the effects of the film and how it has influenced others inside the industry.
Academy award winning film, The King’s Speech, is a motivational movie where voice and courage become a matter of life and death. Prince Albert, later known as King George VI (Colin Firth), stammers excessively and uncontrollably through his inaugural speech closing the 1925 British Empire Exhibition due to a speech impediment. After finishing such a disappointing speech, Prince Albert decides to give up on himself and accept his fate as a stammering heir to the throne. However, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), enlists him to see an Aussie speech therapist that goes by the name of Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) whose “Antipodean methods are known to be ‘unorthodox’ and ‘controversial,’” (“The King’s