The movie that has been hailed by critics at the Telluride Film Festival as one of the best of the year and the film I touted yesterday as the new strongest contender for Best Picture has gotten its first clip. The King’s Speech is a drama aboutÂ King George VI terrible fear of public oratory and the speech coach who helped him succeed. The film stars Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Geoffrey Rush.
In this first clip we see something showcased in the film that was not mentioned much in the plethora of reviews and accolades the film has received – it’s cinematography. Danny Cohen, the film’s Director of Photography, frames Firth in a magnificent close up that demonstrates his absolute fear and his apparent feeling that he’s alone in his endeavor. The cuts to the heavily marked script makes a piece of paper seem very threatening as I’m sure it is to Firth’s character.
Check out the clip below and let me know your thoughts!
[Source: Awards Daily Comments]