Bertie, I’m not a geisha girl.
Is the nation ready for two minutes of radio silence?
Surely a prince’s brain knows what its mouth is doing?
Timing isn’t my strong suit.
so I’m watching The Phantom of the Opera and my mother comes in, watches for a bit and asks, ‘Is this The King’s Speech?’
Memoirs of a Geisha and his Bertie
The King’s Speech (2010)
Director Tom Hooper makes an interesting decision with his sets and visuals. The movie is largely shot in interiors, and most of those spaces are long and narrow. That’s unusual in historical dramas, which emphasize sweep and majesty and so on. Here we have long corridors, a deep and narrow master control room for the BBC, rooms that seem peculiarly oblong. I suspect he may be evoking the narrow, constricting walls of Albert’s throat as he struggles to get words out. - Roger Ebert
The One Where Bertie Smokes