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An inspirational and highly enjoyable film about how one man found his voice with the help of unlikely friend – and in so doing demonstrated courage and integrity of a type seldom seen. 

 

That he was a king takes nothing away from the intimate humanity of this wonderful film.

 

'As the actor of the year in the film of the year, I can't think of enough adjectives to praise Firth properly.  The King's Speech has left me speechless.'  — Rex Reed, New York Observer 

 

 

          Contents

 

Teachers' Guide

 

Student Programme

 

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Suggested Teaching Plan

4

After the First Viewing

3

After the First Viewing Answers

5

Initial Quiz

4

Initial Quiz Answers

7

Conflict

5

Plot Outline

8

Techniques Checklist

6

Conflict Task Sheet Answers

9

Close Reading Task Sheets

8

Scene-by-scene Commentary

10

Narrative Structure

11

Additional Background Notes

26

Setting – the Facts

13

Close Reading Answers

29

Design and Setting

14

Analysis: Regent's Park Scene

36

Characterisation

16

Narrative Structure Answers

37

Themes

18

Setting – the Facts

40

How True Is It?

19

Design and Setting

42

Useful Quotations

20

Characterisation

44

Scene List

22

Costumes

50

Cast List, Awards and Other Facts

24

Themes

52

Complex Make-up of a Movie

25

How True Is It?

56

Glossary of Film terms

26

Developing the Screenplay

58

Worksheets

 

Visual Style

59

Study Record

2

More from Director Tom Hooper

60

Plot Outline

3

The Music

61

Analysis: Regent's Park Scene

5

Interesting Trivia

62

Scene-by-scene Worksheets

6-14

CD Extras include two PowerPoints – 'Design and Costume' and 'Visual Style'; an edited screenplay; and material and photographs on the historical background. 

 

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