The historical film of Tom Hooper "King says"Tells us about the King of Great Britain George VI and his struggle with the defect of speech. This masterpiece of cinema, released on screens in 2010, immerses us in the atmosphere of the 30-ies of the XX century.
The creators of the film faced a difficult task - to show viewers London almost centuries ago, and to recreate the royal apartments.
The lion's share of the success of historical films dependsOn how exactly its creators managed to convey the atmosphere of the time, about which the narrative is going. The events of the movie "King says" took place in the 30s of the XX century in the midst of the Great Depression. The first scenes of the film were filmed in the Southwark area in southern London. For the filming of the film, the directors have transformed the whole street. On the walls hung huge advertising posters of products of that time and even calls to join the fascist party. Streets were strewn with gravel, and the buildings were smeared with soot. In those years, I was able to be so dense in London that drivers lost their way. In order to recreate such a smog, the directors pumped so much artificial smoke into the air that the fire alarm sirens howled in the nearest shops.
The scenes in Westminster Abbey were filmed inTo the Ili Cathedral. Initially, the shooting was planned to be conducted in the abbey itself, but the permission of the authorities was not obtained. Westminster Abbey - this is one of the main attractions of Britain, so the authorities did not find it possible to close the room for tourists, even for a couple of days. The Cathedral is very close to the abbey in its architecture. In addition, thanks to the impressive size of the building, the operators managed to remove not only the coronation, but also the process of preparation for the ceremony.
Scenes in Buckingham Palace were shot inLancaster House, a government building in the city center. The rent of this building took? 20,000 daily. The Council of Succession of 1936, held at the St. James Palace, was shot in Draper's Hall, a building with ancient architecture. The ornate and spacious Liveries Hall of this building perfectly corresponded to the solemn event - the ascended monarch was surrounded by flags and images of his predecessors on the throne.
The very first scene of the film, the closing ceremonyExhibition of the British Empire at Wembley Stadium in 1925, was shot at the Elland Road football stadium and at the Olsal Stadium. The film crew forced the stands with inflatable "dolls" mixed with the extras dressed in the clothes of that time.
The last scenes of the film were shot in the roomsBBC. The shooting of the historical drama ended on August 31, 2010. After the release of the screens "King says" received the most flattering reviews of film critics and was awarded the "Oscar" in four categories.