The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David SeidlerColin Firth plays the future King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech and language therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne, the new king relies on Logue to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast upon Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1939.

Seidler read about George VI’s life after learning to manage a stuttering condition he developed during his own youth. He started writing about the relationship between the therapist and his royal patient as early as the 1980s, but at the request of the King’s widow, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, postponed work until her death in 2002. He later rewrote his screenplay for the stage to focus on the essential relationship between the two protagonists. Nine weeks before filming began, Logue’s notebooks were discovered and quotations from them were incorporated into the script.

Principal photography took place in London and around Britain from November 2009 to January 2010. Hard light was used to give the story a greater resonance and wider-than-normal lenses were employed to recreate the Duke of York’s feelings of constriction. A third technique Hooper employed was the off-centre framing of characters.

The King’s Speech was a major box office and critical success. It was widely praised by film critics for its visual style, art direction, screenplay, directing, score, and acting. Other commentators discussed the film’s representation of historical detail, especially the reversal of Winston Churchill‘s opposition to abdication. The film received many awards and nominations, particularly for Colin Firth’s performance, which resulted in his first Oscar win for Best Actor. At the 83rd Academy Awards, The King’s Speech received 12 Oscar nominations, more than any other film in that year, and subsequently won four, including Best Picture. Censors initially gave it adult ratings due to profanity, though these were later revised downwards after criticism by the makers and distributors in the UK and some instances of swearing were muted in the US. On a budget of £8 million, it earned over £250 million internationally.

At the official closing of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley StadiumPrince Albert, Duke of York, the second son of King George V, addresses the crowd with a strong stammer. His search for treatment has been discouraging, but his wife, Elizabeth, persuades him to see the Australian-born Lionel Logue, a non-medically trained Harley Street speech defects therapist. “Bertie”, as he is called by his family, believes the first session is not going well, but Lionel, who insists that all his patients address him as such, has his potential client recite Hamlet‘s “To be, or not to be” soliloquy while hearing classical music played on a pair of headphones. Bertie is frustrated at the experiment but Lionel gives him the acetate recording that he has made of the reading as a souvenir.

After Bertie’s father, King George V, broadcasts his 1934 Royal Christmas Message, he explains to Bertie that the wireless will play a significant part in the role of the royal family, allowing them to enter the homes of the people, and that Bertie’s brother’s neglect of his responsibilities make training in it necessary. The attempt at reading the message himself is a failure, but that night Bertie plays the recording Lionel gave him and is astonished at the lack of stutter there. He therefore returns for daily treatments to overcome the physical and psychological roots of his speaking difficulty.

George V dies in 1936, and his eldest son David ascends the throne as King Edward VIII. A constitutional crisis arises with the new king over a prospective marriage with the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. Edward, as the supreme governor of the Church of England, cannot marry her, even if she receives her second divorce, since both her previous husbands are alive.

At an unscheduled session, Bertie expresses his frustration that, while his speech has improved when speaking to most people, he still stammers when talking to David, at the same time revealing the extent of Edward VIII’s folly with Simpson. When Lionel insists that Bertie himself could make a good king, Bertie accuses Lionel of speaking treason and quits Lionel in anger. Bertie must now face the Accession Council without any assistance.

Bertie and Lionel only come together again after King Edward decides to abdicate in order to marry. Bertie, urged ahead by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, ascends the throne as King George VI and visits Lionel’s home with his wife before their coronation, much to the surprise of Mrs. Logue when she comes upon Queen Elizabeth having tea at her dining room table. This is the first time that she learns who her husband’s patient has been.

Bertie and Lionel’s relationship is questioned by the King’s advisors during the preparations for his coronation in Westminster Abbey. The archbishop of CanterburyCosmo Gordon Lang, brings to light that George never asked for advice from his advisors about his treatment and that Lionel has never had formal training. Lionel explains to an outraged Bertie that at the time he started with speech defects there were no formal qualifications and that the only known help that was available for returning Great War shell-shocked Australian soldiers was from personal experience. Bertie remains unconvinced until provoked to protest at Lionel’s disrespect for King Edward’s Chair and the Stone of Scone. Only at this pivotal moment, after realising he has just expressed himself without impairment, is Bertie able to rehearse with Lionel and complete the ceremony.

The King’s Speech

As the new king, Bertie is in a crisis when he must broadcast to Britain and the Empire following the declaration of war on Nazi Germany in 1939. Lionel is summoned to Buckingham Palace to prepare the king for his speech. Knowing the challenge that lies before him, Lang, Winston Churchill, and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain are present to offer support. The King and Logue are then left in the broadcasting room. He delivers his speech with Logue conducting him, but by the end he is speaking freely. Preparing to leave the room for the congratulations of those present, Logue mentions to the King that he still has difficulty enunciating w and the King jokes back, “I had to throw in a few so they’d know it was me.”

As the Royal Family step onto the palace balcony and are applauded by the crowd, a title card explains that Logue, who received the Royal Victorian Order for service to the Crown, was always present at King George VI’s speeches during the war and that they remained friends until the King’s death from lung cancer in 1952.

Les meilleurs livres de voyage et d’aventure

L'Apprentie Voyageuse

Si comme moi vous partagez la passion du voyage et de la lecture alors cet article est tout simplement fait pour vous !

Récits d’aventures, romans, contes initiatiques, bandes-dessinées … Voici une sélection de 22 livres tout droit sortis de ma bibliothèque sur le thème du voyage. De quoi s’évader aux quatre coins du monde ❤

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Longue Marche

Bernard Ollivier

S’il n’y avait qu’un récit d’aventures à lire ce serait bien bien celui-ci : Longue Marchede Bernard Ollivier !

Dans ces trois tomes l’auteur retrace l’extraordinaire voyage qu’il a effectué à pied: 12.000 kilomètres sur la route de la Soie, d’Istanbul à Xi’an ! Une aventure qui durera quatre ans, riche en rebondissements et surtout jalonnée de merveilleuses rencontres.

On vit le voyage et ses émotions tout au long de…

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La croisière inattendue

La croisière inattendue : Article extrait du site “libre comme l’air”

Libre comme Cl'air

Décembre 2021, enfin en vacances ! Je les attendais avec impatience ! Sans que je sache exactement pourquoi, la période a été assez fatigante. J’ai un peu l’impression de me débattre au travail où j’ai l’impression d’être encore bridée par des carcans aux allures militaires. Je suis facilement blasée et je me laisse aller : je ne donne pas le meilleur de moi-même.

A la maison, je n’ai pas l’impression de me reposer non plus. Mon esprit s’y agite même encore plus, comme un nid de guêpes qu’on aurait secoué, mes pensées volent en tous sens, se percutent, se contredisent. J’ai du mal à supporter le bruit ambiant chez moi, dans une maison que l’on avait choisie pour son apparente tranquillité. J’ai du mal à supporter les petits débats énergivores qui viennent m’irriter sans cesse. Tels des grains de poivre saupoudrés dans mon quotidien. J’ai du mal à supporter des…

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weather forecast

Weather forecast on Argentina TV and on French TV

Most of Argentina citizens seems to love and to follow the weather forecast. We can understand the reasons 🙂

At the opposite side the weather forecast is not “so hot” in France but seems funny if you follow the french video to the end, the TV presenter will have a non stop laugh 🙂 ( watch to the end)

The question :

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2. A very good-humored & professional presenter ??

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Instrumental classical music.

A piano and cello duet.

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Beautiful Hollywood actresses.

Some are alive, others are deceased (RIP) , but for all, it is a tribute to their status as stars and their natural beauties.

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Brazil / Rio

Brazil officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 211 million people, Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo.

The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas;

It is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers.

It borders all other countries in South America except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent’s land area.

Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats.


This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.

Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing in 1500 of explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, who claimed the area for the Portuguese Empire.

Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808, when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. In 1815, the colony was elevated to the rank of kingdom upon the formation of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

Independence was achieved in 1822 with the creation of the Empire of Brazil, a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system. The ratification of the first constitution in 1824 led to the formation of a bicameral legislature, now called the National Congress.

The country became a presidential republic in 1889 following a military coup d’état. An authoritarian military junta came to power in 1964 and ruled until 1985, after which civilian governance resumed. Brazil’s current constitution, formulated in 1988, defines it as a democratic federal republic.

Due to its rich culture and history, the country ranks thirteenth in the world by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Brazil is considered an advanced emerging economy. It has the ninth largest GDP in the world by nominal, and eight by PPP measures.

It is one of the world’s major breadbaskets, being the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.

It is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country, with the largest share of global wealth in Latin America. Brazil is a regional power and sometimes considered a great or a middle power in international affairs.

On account of its international recognition and influence, the country is subsequently classified as an emerging power and a potential superpower by several analysts. Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, the G20, BRICS, Union of South American Nations, Mercosul, Organization of American States, Organization of Ibero-American States and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

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Comme à son habitude, notre équipe essaie autant que possible d’effectuer des reportages sur certaines activités culturelles qui sont intéressantes et enrichissantes.

Ce jour, nous avons visité (en tant que visiteurs et non en tant que reporters média éditorial  / média audio ) le salon de la turquie en France, connu sous le nom de FESTICULTURE.


Cette année, FESTICULTURE au eu lieu à PARIS, parc de la Villette.

Nous avons souvent écrit des reportages sur la turquie, lors de nos voyages en ce fabuleux pays, notamment à Istanbul. Pays que nous apprécions fortement. Que ce soit pour son histoire glorieuse ou pour ses sites touristiques époustouflants et.. il faut le préciser étant donné que nous sommes assez gourmands et gourmets…Pour sa richesse culinaire que ce soit en matière de cuisine ( plats et repas) qu’en matière de patisseries orientales et désserts ( réduites en France , (malheureusement) sous le nom de Baklawa.

Pourtant ce ne sont pas les diverses recettes patissières qui manquent ainsi que les très nombreuses appellations.

Pour revenir à FESTICULTURE Version 2019: Les stands ne manquent pas de diversités.

Pour certains stands : Intéressants et qui valent la peine d’être visités.

Mais pour d’autres? Franchement, on se croirait au marché: Vente de poupée, peluches ou parfois chaussures etc…

Nous ne parlerons que  de la partie intéressante qui représente 90% des stands.

Cependant, un petit bémol sur l’organisation de cette exposition :

Un désordre total. Une désolation au niveau organisation. Même certains commercants , à partir de leur stand se désolaient de cette pagaille.

Nous avons ( comme tout le monde évidemment ) attendu, debout, avancant à pas de tortue ,  dans le cadre d’une file désordonnée  et ce, durant plus de 3 heures…. à l’extérieur du batiment… Des milliers de visiteurs enfants ( souvent bousculés les pauvres), des poussettes et bébés qui poussent les visiteurs pour avancer. Les parents poussant la poussette et écrasant, involontairement,  les pieds des autres visiteurs.

UNE SEULE porte d’accès ouverte pour ces milliers voire dizanes de milliers de visiteurs qui comme déjà dit, avancent lentement, debout,  des heures durant.

Alors que les autres nombreuses portes d’accès sont fermées. Les gens se posaient la question. “Pourquoi”?

Les organisateurs auraient dû déjà crée , par exemple  : Une porte spécifique à ces pauvres parents et leurs enfants, les poussettes notamment pour qu’ils puissent rentrer dans le hall de l’exposition tranquillement et sereinement.

Pour la partie organisation: Nous pouvons évaluer en disant ” peut beaucoup mieux faire”.



A l’intérieur, étant donné le nombre de visiteurs,  l’espace de l’exposition trop “restreint” pour accueillir les visiteurs.  Les gens s’y bousculaient aussi,  malheureusement.

Les visiteurs, au grand coeur, patients et très affables étaient là pour compenser la défaillance organisationnelle.  En fait, c’est typiquement ce qui caractérise nos amis turques: Leur patience et la solidarité entre eux durant cette longue attente. Bravo.

HEUREUSEMENT que les stands intéressants étaient là , aussi, pour sauver la mise.

Parlant de stand à visiter ? : INFOCONCEPT

Au mileu de cette foule, nous avons découvert ce stand. Nous n’allons pas reprendre la présentation puisque le responsable d’INFOCONCEPT nous présente l’entreprise sur la vidéo là dessous. (EXCUSEZ , le mauvais cadrage de la vidéo: Bousculés par les visiteurs nombreux comme déjà dit, nous avons raté quelques cadrages. Excuses par avance.

En sus d’INFOCONCEPT ( vraiment top ) et l’accueil des responsables étant aussi au top

INFO CONCEPT :  19 / 29 avenue des frères lumières  95193 GOUSSAINVILLE

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C’est la fameuse hospitalité cordiale turque que nous retrouvons.

Nous avons essayé de visiter autant que possible les stands: Evidemment, il a fallu penser à notre ventre qui criait famine surtout que les bonnes odeurs des stands de Kebab, Tantoni,  kefta etc… étaient là pour nous narguer et nous attirer vers eux, comme un aimant.

Par la même occasion, notre responsable technique à la radio a acheté des coussins ( magnifiques) mais bon… Elle nous a obligé à les porter tout le long de notre  visite.

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Nous ne pouvons rien lui refuser. Grâce à elle, notre radio fonctionne et la maintenance est parfaite.

Ah oui. Dernier point, nous avons pu assister à la présence d’une star nationale turque qui passait par l’expo. Il s’agit de NECIP MEMELI ( Necip : Le prononcer Néjib )

Un acteur qui a enthousiamé la foule. D’ailleurs, nous avons pu le filmer

Vidéo ci dessous.



Pour résumer: Oui, c’est une visite à faire. Un détour obligé pour les amoureux de produits turcs. Pour les personnes qui souhaitent un air de voyage et de vacances.

Oui, malgré la désorganisation ( en espérant que les responsables y remédieront pour la suite et les années à venir )  cette exposition vaut le détour. Nous vous encourageons à y aller. Vous passerez de super moments en famille, entre amis et même en solo.

Notre reportage terminé, nous sommes rentrés au studio radio ( avec nos coussins bien évidemment ) tout en préparant notre planning pour d’autres reportages riches et intéressants.




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 Une artiste américaine qui a vécu près de 8 années en France


 Après avoir passé 8 ans en France.  Victoria est revenue à San Antonio au Texas à
l’âge de 12 ans;


commençant le chant et la guitare un an après, elle a réussi en 3 ans. a sortir
2 albums complets de chansons originales ainsi que un EP produit et écrit avec Jeff Blue le
producteur et découvreur de Likkin Park et Macy gray entre autre.


De plus Victoria se place régulièrement en finale de concours de chants et de musique;
notamment deux fois en 2eme place de l’ISC (International Songwriting Competition) category
teen, se distinguant parmi 20000 candidats payants.

“Homework” un nouveau single, raconte une nuit sans sommeil de Victoria qui essaye de faire
ses devoirs en retard! après avoir été sur les “charts” de itunes 99…

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After about 15 years working in the meat industry, butcher Brian Kavanagh found he was concealing a secret.


Much of his adult life had been spent shaping, slicing and trimming animal products by the slab without a qualm – a career that began when he was just 16 in a small family-run butcher in Burnside, South Lanarkshire.

But as he stood silent behind the meat counter in Morrisons supermarket, aged 33, Brian couldn’t quite find the words to tell colleagues he had become vegan.

“I kept it to myself,” he said. “I didn’t tell anyone because I was worried about them making jokes. Before I just looked at it as a piece of meat going on a dinner plate but then you see it as an animal and not just a steak.

“I was a bit depressed, it just didn’t feel good, so I had to leave.”

Brian said becoming a butcher was the first job he picked at the Job Centre as a teenager – and it was “just something to keep my dad quiet”.

As an adult, he said eating meat such as steak or chicken was routine and he would often buy meat from work for convenience.


Vegan butcher

He first considered giving up animal products when his wife Rebecca became vegan, but it was the animal welfare documentary Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, that finally pushed him to make the change.

The award-winning film, directed by Shaun Monson, contains footage of the conditions inside factory farms. Now Brian, his wife and his two children, age nine and six, stick to a plant-based diet.

“Me and the kids would have separate meals from my wife,” he said. “Now it’s so much easier doing it together.”

Brian, who is now 36, gave in his notice to Morrisons and was eventually hired at the Glasgow base of Sgaia’s Vegan Meats, founded by Hilary Masin and Alberto Casotto.

“I was worried my background and my story might put them off, and they wouldn’t want someone who was a meat butcher for 15 years,” he said.

“But they were really excited about it and wanted me just as much as I wanted to work there.”

He now calls himself a vegan butcher.

By blending a combination of soy, gluten and spices, Sgaia’s creates a number of vegan products which they call ‘mheats’ – from staples like streaky bacon and burgers to more specialised foods such as charcuterie.

The firm supplies a number of restaurants and kitchens in Glasgow – including the pop-up Durty Vegan Burger Club.

The job transition was a worry for Brian but quickly soon after joining he helped to launch one of its most popular products – the vegan lorne sausage.

He said: “Making sausages was a big part of being a butcher. Once I saw how the [vegan] base was made I thought it would be interesting to try to play about with that and create a lorne sausage.

“All the feedback has been really good. We took it to a festival and some people were coming back two or three times.”

Recent years have seen a large rise in small food manufacturers marketing their products as a new form of meat, despite resistance around the world.

In the US, last week, the governor of South Dakota signed legislation that required “fake meat” products to be appropriately labelled as it “misled” consumers.

It came after the US Cattlemen’s Association lodged a petition calling for an official definition of “beef” and “meat” in 2018.

France has also banned labelling vegan or vegetarian products as a meat item to avoid confusion.

But regardless of labels, Brian claimed his own lifestyle changes have brought him nothing but happiness.

He said: “My skin was the first thing I noticed. I always had spots until I was 30, but my skin became a lot clearer. I feel clearer in the mind too.

“It’s that psychological thing – you eat something healthy, you feel good.”


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No words, no talks, no lessons

Just watch please those 2 videos.

Such emotions…




Anonymous people who look like artists. Here are some amazing photos . Hoping that they will please you.  Some of them are already stars in their own countries because of their “look”


Brazilian Dany De Vito

Brazilian Dany De Vito

Brazilian Dany De Vito


Turkish George Clooney

Turkish George Clooney

Turkish George Clooney



Mexican Morgan Freeman





Russian Hugh Laurie (Dr House)

Russian Hugh Laurie Dr House

Russian Hugh Laurie Dr House



Asian Brad Pitt

asian brad pitt

asian brad pitt


Asian Morgan Freeman

asian brad pitt

asian brad pitt



Chinese Vladimir Putin ( Poutine)

chinese vladimir Poutine

chinese vladimir Poutine



Indian Bradley Cooper

indian bradley cooper

indian bradley cooper



Indian Clark Gable

indian clark gable

indian clark gable



Indonesian Obama

indonesian Barak Obama

indonesian Barak Obama



Mexican Obama

mexican obama

mexican obama


Japanese Bruce Willis

japanese bruce willis

japanese bruce willis


Peruvian Morgan Freeman

peruvian morgan freeman

peruvian morgan freeman


Russian Jim Carrey

Russian Jim Carrey

Russian Jim Carrey


Vietnamese George W Bush

Vietnamese George W Bush

Vietnamese George W Bush





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