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'The King's Speech' Director Tom Hooper Hates The Poster Too; Replacement Forthcoming

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 9, 2010 3:13 AM
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There've been a fair few sub-par posters this year, but none quite as flabbergasting as the one revealed for Oscar front-runner "The King's Speech" last week. Apparently designed by a first-time Photoshop user during Bring Your Child To Work Day at the marketing wing of the Weinstein Company, it made the poster for "The Switch" look like it was designed by Saul Bass.

Oscar Contender 'The King's Speech' Gets A First Year Graphic Design School Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2010 7:06 AM
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So, this is how you're going to market your Oscar contender? While the film has won over audiences who've seen "The King's Speech" at festival screenings so far -- and took home the audience award at TIFF -- The Weinstein Company have a tough road to travel if they want to get audiences to fork over their cash to see it.

New International Colin Firth-Centric Trailer For Tom Hooper's 'The King's Speech'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 25, 2010 10:53 AM
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A new, very Colin Firth-centric international trailer has been unveiled for Tom Hooper's much loved, highly touted "The King's Speech."

London Film Fest '10: 'The King's Speech' Is A Solid Crowd-Pleaser, But Not A Home Run

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 25, 2010 3:24 AM
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Every year, there's always one film that screens at a fall festival and, overnight, becomes a major awards contender. In 2008, it was "Slumdog Millionaire," in 2009 it was "Up in the Air." This year, the rapturous reaction that "The King's Speech" received at Telluride, and its Audience Award win at Toronto, saw the period drama take its place as a lock among the ten Best Picture nominees, and perhaps the only film to emerge from the field as of yet that could challenge the presumptive front-runner "The Social Network." Having missed it at Toronto, we had one question going into the film's premiere at the London Film Festival on Thursday night: was the film that rarity, a classy period piece that connects with audiences and critics alike, or the kind of easy, older-skewing drama that connects with Academy voters because it's so IMPORTANT (see "The Reader").

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