The King's Speech Revisited

February 21, 2011

The movie's screenwriter goes too far in defending his version of history.
By Christopher Hitchens

"Brush even a fingertip against the balloon of Hollywood ambition and prize-mania, and it can burst with gratifying speed, emitting huge gusts of narcissism and megalomania. Ever since I, and one or two others, published some criticisms of The King's Speech, there has been a lovely value-for-money response of outraged ego." Read More (Slate)


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