#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.
Plot: King George III’s erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
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A darkly film, not quite your Three Musketeers “history” piece
I positively loved Hawthorne in this movie, thanks to him King’s madness is quite palpable, emotional rather then clinical. Ian Holm charms as always – this time as a rather driven/bordering on sadism “doctor”, whose elaborate system of punishment was impressed on King George by sadistic and yet so well meaning party of the King. Nice thing about this movie is the absense of the clear-cut villains – even the Prince ain’t that bad. It’s rather a story of one’s power slipping away from everywhere but the very surface, a fable of the King in no more than the name, driven to the edge of misery by intrusive politicians and abusive doctors. As such it has it’s depressing moments – don’t expect a Hollywoodish romp of the Iron Mask or Musketeers.
George III: a decent man who suffered from bad timing
A superlative drama. By now, most sophisticated movie-goers are aware that King George III’s sickness might very well have been a result of porphyria, a hereditary disease that some doctors have traced back to Mary, Queen of Scots (i.e., George III’s great-great-great-great-great grandmother). Whatever the cause, Nigel Hawthorne gives the performance of a lifetime as the tortured king. The conflict between George III and his heir, the Prince of Wales (the eventual King George IV), is brutally and unapologetically portrayed: the director does not spare us in his vivid reenactment of the combative and sour relationship that actually existed between the two men. As an American, one might suspect I’d be unsympathetic to the British monarch who presided over England’s attempt to brutalize its colonies — but George III’s almost-wistful resentment of his errant “colonists” generates some sympathy for the man himself – a sympathy which is unexpectedly intensified by Hawthorne’s sudden descent into incoherence, his dim, yet aching realization of what he has become, and his eventual recovery. George III was haunted by demons not of his own making; and no human being deserves the fate to which his disease, if such it was, eventually condemned him. “The Madness of King George” enlightened, entertained,and provoked: what more could one ask of a film?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Director Nicholas Hytner
Writer Alan Bennett (play), Alan Bennett (screenplay)
Actors Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren, Amanda Donohoe, Charlotte Curley
Country UK, USA
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 20 nominations.
Production Company Samuel Goldwyn Company
Sound Mix SDDS (8 channels), Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (colour)
Film Length 3,035 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm