The King's Speech is an extremely well-made film with a seductive human interest plot, very prettily calculated to appeal to the smarter filmgoer and the latent Anglophile. But it perpetrates a gross falsification of history.
- Christopher Hitchens on the historical revisionism of The King's Speech
. The LA times suggests that this, along with the History Channel digging up footage
of King George VI not really stuttering all that badly at all, might be the beginning of a backlash
against the film, which has been gaining Oscar momentum
since it's SAG Award wins
. With The Social Network, 127 Hours
and The Fighter
also having a basis in reality, is today's film making too hung up on the "true" story?
Canadian writer Craig Davidson
is pretty intense (read mad) when it comes to research and promoting his work, entering into an officially sanctioned boxing match
to promote The Fighter
. But even he thinks he went a bit too far when he went on a full 'steroid cycle