Sunday, March 6, 2011

Scenes from Oscar's Best Picture

 Recognize these scenes?

If you've taken yourself down to Cinema Nouveau lately to get a load of the fuss this year's Oscar-winning Picture has created, you'll probably know that towards the end of The King's Speech, when Colin Firth is delivering the most eloquent speech of his career (and far more eloquent than his acceptance words for Best Actor, which he was awarded with for this role) the following scenes flash by.

I realised then that I had been in London on that very day, the day they were shooting The King's Speech, right there on Buckingham Palace Square. On the Victoria Memorial sat men in tops and coats, waiting about in the cold, as if they'd arrived from 1934 and were quite happy to integrate with the modern sightseers snapping photos. I was one of those. These are some of the photos I took, quite unknowingly, of the set of The King's Speech while I was in London on a cold January afternoon, 2010.

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