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Movie Application Paper ABC XYZ University Journalism, Mass Media and Communication Introduction The King’s Speech is a wonderful movie which has depicted the relationship between a king and his speech therapist. It has also depicted the trials and the hard work that the king had put up in order to cure his speech impediment.
Plot summary The King’s Speech is a biopic on King George VI the father of the current British Queen Elizabeth II. The story is built up in the year 1934 with King George V looking for a successor to the throne. His eldest son, the Prince of Wales is having an affair with a divorcee, Wallis Simpson and is not fit to occupy the throne. Hence, the option to become the ceremonial head of this country lies with the young prince, Bertie who has a stammering problem. He suffers from stammering when he was around 4 or 5 years of age and this prevents the prince from attending any public speaking function. During this time, he turns to an Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue to cure him of his speech impediment. The many subtle moments in the film, sketching the agonies that the prince suffered in childhood and the panic he experiences upon the death of his father and the abdication of the throne by the elder brother has been well portrayed in the movie. The movie details the journey of a prince suffering from a speech impediment and the manner in which he overcame this hindrance with the aid of his friend, the Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue. ...
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