The King’s Speech (2010) short review


I liked this movie, but I didn’t think it was anything revolutionary. Colin Firth plays George VI who has a serious stammer, Geoffrey Rush is the speech therapist who helps him, and Helena Bonham Carter plays Queen Elizabeth. While the costumes aren’t flashy, they are REALLY well done — when I first saw Queen Mary, I gasped, because she looked JUST like she’d stepped out of a photograph of the real thing. Appropriately, Wallis Simpson gets some pretty spiffy outfits.


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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