HiT The Madness of King George

Alan Bennett’s play and film is a triumph on so many levels – it’s sensitivity towards mental health, the rehabilitation of the character of a king from unfair historical judgement, it’s very funny, with great music. Or is that just me? And is it accurate?

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Scores on the Doors

The Critics REALLY LOVED IT, and audiences enjoyed it too. Alex von Tunzelmann wrote:

“A triumph. Shockingly, Nigel Hawthorne lost the Oscar to Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump. Since that makes even less sense than mistaking an oak tree for the King of Prussia, perhaps it was a final act of revenge by what the film calls those “ramshackle colonists in America” on their last and unlamented king.”

Madness Scores

Geronimo – what you thought and HiT Verdict

Not the most popular film we’ve reviewed, selflessly, on your behalf. Well done us. Quite a lot of you don’t like Westerns…

 

Geronimo verdict

 

4 thoughts on “HiT The Madness of King George

    1. Thanks David. I enjoyed the clip – I’ve not seen the series. This does a lovely job of emphasising the protocol doesn’t it? Not sure I was that convinced by the GIII (that’s Tom Hollander acting isn’t it?) but maybe because I have Nigel Hawthorne forever in my mind. The atmosphere they build up is rather good though!

  1. my comment is really on the first comment – and a recommendation that you spend the time to watch HBO’s John Adams….it was marvelous…. so even though the focus is on history across the pond, I’m confident you would enjoy. Hope you are feeling well.

    1. Hi Leigh – yes I had a quick look at some scenes of John Adams – the excruiating ones about him meeting the king in the throne room, Very funny!

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