Big Magilla wrote:I always thought it was Vangelis' score that that made Chariots of Fire seem better than it was. The King's Speech has an excellent, old school type of score, but it's not really inspiring the way Vangelis' score was, or magnificent, in the best sense of the word, as the scores of Erich Wolfgang Korngold were for Captains Blood; The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Sea Hawk or even John Barry's score for The Lion in Winter were, and if thsoe scores couldn;t proel their films to Best Picture wins, neither will The King's Speech.
Yes, but The King's Speech also has Beethoven.
The King's Speech is a "feel-good" movie -- even more so than The Fighter -- in a way that the clinical Social Network is not, and that can be a major facting in Academy voting. I know so many people -- not "cinephiles" but folks who are interested in, and frequently go to movies -- who simply love The King's Speech. I know maybe 2 people who express passion for the Fincher. That doesn't mean anything much, other than Academy voters generally seem more in line with regular moviegoers than with critics.
Tee, some of us are delighted that The King's Speech won the PGA because we actually do like The King's Speech.