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The King's Awkward Training Exposed in 'The King's Speech' Clip

September 29, 2010 03:56:13 GMT

Speech therapist Lionel Logue tells King George VI to sway his hands and roll on the floor in an effort to overcome his 'mechanical difficulties'.


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The first clip from "The King's Speech" has hit web, highlighting the unique method used by speech therapist Lionel Logue to help King George VI overcome his nervous stammer. Since the King's wife calls the problem as "mechanical difficulties", Logue asks the King to shake his jaws, sway his hands, and roll on the floor during the training.

Based on true story, the film revolves around King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Oscar nominee Colin Firth stars as King George VI, with Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter co-starring as the therapist and the King's wife respectively. After premiered at the 35th Annual Toronto International Film Festival where it was dubbed audience favorite, the drama will be released in limited U.S. theaters on November 24.



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