The King's Speech. It's been all the buzz, and rightly so. I finally got around to seeing it last weekend. What a treat! I fell in love with Geoffrey Rush all over again.
I fell in love with the story too. How could I not? A royal leader healed from a debilitating speech impediment through true friendship and unconventional techniques of a speech therapist with no pedigree. This is the kind of movie I could watch over and over again....
Ya know what else I fell in love with?
But how could I not fall in love with THIS wall? This is the office of Lionel Logue (great name!), Bertie's speech therapist.
It's simply stunning. And it's even more mesmerizing on the big screen. Look at the history on that wall. Years and years of peeling paint and wallpaper. Oh, I bet this wall could tell some stories.
Here's another one of my faves. Lionel in his study at home. The art deco wallpaper took center stage here. Most of the scenes were framed this way, or from an equally creative view point. I was drooling over this one.
The final scene in the movie features Lionel's newly converted BBC broadcast area. From a dreaded lone desk... to a cozy room draped with velvet curtains on the walls and ceiling. Bertie felt safer and so did England.
The walls in The King's Speech were characters of their own. There were many more walls that stood out to me... this is just a sampling to get you excited and motivated to see the film.
If you already saw it, what did you think of the walls? Which ones were your favorites?