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The King’s Speech as melodrama

figure, his tortured body and agonising stammer bespeaking not only the burden of monarchy, but most importantly his unrecognised goodness. While the film is willing to reference some of the ideological conflicts about Britain’s constitutional monarchy that prevailed in the 1930s, its insistence on Bertie’s victimisation and integrity forcefully inscribes not only his personal virtue but also, by

in The British monarchy on screen
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triggered his imagination, and produced a dawning realisation that photography provided a bridge between internal writing processes and the outside world.8 Stone arrived back in the USA in November 1968, to a country changed by the war in a manner later brought to life in Born on the Fourth of July (1989). The clichés and stereotypes have now taken a hold in the popular imagination, but for Stone, the fallout and rehabilitation were all too real. He took a road trip through California and on into Mexico. Upon his return, he was arrested in San Diego for possession of

in The cinema of Oliver Stone