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Excellent companion to the movie...,
This review is from: The King's Speech (Newmarket Shooting Script) (Paperback)
Newmarket Publishers have issued a copy of the shooting script for "The King's Speech", with a forward by the film's writer, David Seidler. This company has issued many other shooting scripts for a fairly diverse number of movies, mostly of the "independent" category.
The book is the script with all the writer's screen directions. Also included are some pictures of the cast and a full cast list. However, the best part is David Seidler's forward. As a young boy in Britain, he was a stammerer. He'd listen to George VI on his radio speeches and identify with the king and his speech impediment. And when he grew up, he began to look into doing a film or play about George VI. Research led him to Lionel Logue - by this time long dead - and after Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother's death, he wrote a script and sent it out. A couple of years and a lot of conferences later, the script was made into the movie released in late 2010.
So, this book has a little background to the film and how it came to be made - it's downright amazing how many production companies join in a film venture to spread the costs - with actors and writers and production staff all credited. It's a good and valuable adjunct to the film.