The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.
Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.
Norman McLaren attempts to give the opening speech for the first Montreal International Film Festival, but his microphone won't cooperate.
The man whose stand-up career began on a dare returns in this gut-busting performance recorded live in Atlanta. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin - better known as "the funniest man alive" - unleashes his most daring material yet in this comedy concert. Throughout the 90-minute show, Griffin brings the house down as he touches on his personal life and experiences, using his keen wit and his willingness to say just about anything. (source www.eddiegriffin.com)
An educational short film about correct speaking methods.
Can we really be fully human without Free Speech? Is free speech the oxygen of our society? Without it we crumble. Free Speech Fear Free get's to the core of what free speech really is, and the impact it has on our day to day lives. It compares the UK with Belarus and shows what life is really like without Free Speech. It tells chilling stories of a dictatorship that destroys people's standard of living.
Bath time dirty-talk goes tits-up.
Speech Day is a bit of a laugh if you are not one of nature's prize-winners. But now that they've finished with school and school with them, what comes next for Ronnie, Wally and Rob?
A man discusses AVATAR in an academic manner.
The true story of King George VI's struggle to overcome his stammer, and the parts played in his battle with his disability by his speech therapist, brother, father and wife.
When all the voices have been silenced, only one will remain. And when this last voice is no longer heard...
1984 Peter Rose short work
Andy Gump is a clueless yokel that decides that he can run for President.
Figures of Speech is a feature-length documentary that follows a group of high school students from all over the country as they vie for glory in the little-known world of competitive acting, otherwise known as Speech or Forensics. It is a coming-of-age story wrapped inside a quirky sub-culture competition doc, that will remind you what it feels like to be on the edge of adulthood, fighting to become whoever it is you’re meant to be.
Emmy®-Award winning comedian/commentator/actor Dennis Miller returns to HBO for his eighth solo comedy special, an all-new full-length routine featuring Miller’s unique takes on politics, celebrity, and society’s most idiotic foibles. The show will be taped before a packed house at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, CA on November 6-7.
In 1999 we got a contract from ITVS to make a series of animated short documentaries in the vein of Snack and Drink. The twelve segments of Figures of Speech feature subjects interviewed in Austin and on the road between there and San Francisco.
This documentary tells the story of the man who overcame his own failings for the sake of his nation. When his older brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, nervous-mannered successor George "Bertie" VI was plagued with shyness and a speech impediment when speaking to his subjects. An introvert as well as a humble man, events and circumstances resulted in him becoming an inspiration for the British nation during its war with Germany.
Old short about the importance of good platform posture and how we can improve it through the simple knee test.
Short illustrating the parts of speech.
Just before quitting time Norman's boss makes the fateful decision to delegate tomorrow's big presentation to his least accomplished and most accident-prone employee. Norman works on his speech throughout the night, despite several interruptions, but the next morning he delivers it with typical Krasnerian results.