Hey kids get of my lawn! #Snowfieldshome
Eventually a second part to my last post is coming. Until then I liked this short interview with Colin Firth. His description of the stutter he portrayed was spot on with what I stated in the previous post. Mostly he acted the stammer with “blocks” as opposed to repetitive sounds. Which is speech therapist terminology that is basically saying the words are stuck but there is no phonation or sound. I have often felt it was similar to how he described in this interview that those blocks feel like you are drowning. Seems like a stretch but not really if you think about how it affects breathing simultaneously. Colin also mentions that the king didn’t conquer the stammer. I mentioned that point in my last post and again its important because people assume thats something that can happen if you just try. Showing the fact that the king did try and still had a problem really speaks to the authenticity of the movie. They could have wrote the movie with a cure at the end where he never struggles again but that would have taken away from the raw appeal that it has. I’m glad they chose to tell the truth as opposed to a lie that would have left the non stuttering public to believe that stutters are just lazy or that they choose to be that way.
Oh and I guess I don’t need to raise awareness about the movie anymore since it won Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Ensemble
Its been a long while since I’ve fired up the blogging engine. There are many reasons why but one is largely because I felt like I had become a noisy wheel. There are too many bloggers out there offering nothing of substance. I’ve decided to come out of the blogging wood work so to speak to raise awareness for a movie called The Kings Speech. The trailer is visible below on the blog.
Colin Firth has won Best Actor at the Golden Globes for his role as King George VI. So now that its official that its a good movie I want to encourage everyone to see the movie to learn more about what it means to have a stutter/how it affects an individual and those close to them. What would it be like to be presented with all the power and fame that comes along with being a king but not want a bit of it because you can’t speak fluently? Go see the movie. Not only does it star Colin Firth and that crazy witch from Harry Potter but the movie was up for 7 Golden Globes. So chances are you’ll like the movie and get an introduction to something 55 million people live with world wide. I don’t think I’ll get a better chance to spread awareness on an issue like this.
This whole thing is so good.
You might have to watch via the blog.