Tag Archives: The King’s Speech

They Did

29 Apr

A one-size-fits-all picture

If ever there was a day for a terribly romantic song, today would be it.  Here is just that: Hoagy Carmichael’s “Two Sleepy People” from 1938.

You know who was King in 1938?  None other than George VI!  You probably know him better by his given name, Colin Firth.  Or at least from my post on Margauxville a couple of months ago.   Life is just chock full of these little connections.

And, I’m not normally a GIF type gal, but this is one that is kind of perfect in every way.  To love.


One Final Rant

28 Feb

I don't really have anything against Mr. Firth. He's just representative.

The more I think about The King’s Speech and especially Tom Hooper winning last night, the more annoyed I am.  Haven’t the Oscars awarded to Forrest Gump, Shakespeare in Love and Crash taught us anything?

It’s not like I didn’t think it was a good movie.  I did.  Just should never have won over The Social Network and David Fincher.

Here’s one of the things I did love about The King’s Speech:  the fact that it used one of my favorite pieces of music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, Allegretto.  I was wondering why I’ve had that in my head all day today, and just realized it must have been the darn Awards.

Anyway, download here.  It’s beautiful.