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The Madness of King George
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The Madness of King George 1994

From Amazon: Nicholas Hytner had an international stage phenomenon with Alan Bennett's play The Madness of King George, starring Nigel Hawthorne as King George III, the British monarch who lost the American colonies. But in this film adaptation, Hytner unfortunately yields to the old temptation to "open up" the piece with lots of arbitrary exteriors, rushed set pieces, choppy editing, and so on, robbing Hawthorne's acclaimed stage performance of coherency and power on the big screen. Viewers are forced to fill in emotional gaps for themselves (and try to imagine what Bennett's work must have looked and felt like originally), and the whole...

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No image existsNicholas Hytner
Written By:
No image existsAlan Bennett
No image existsNigel Hawthorne
No image existsHelen Mirren
Ian HolmIan Holm
No image existsRupert Everett
No image existsAmanda Donohoe
No image existsRupert Graves
No image existsJulian Wadham
No image existsJohn Wood
No image existsJulian Rhind-Tutt
No image existsJim Carter

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The Madness of King George Movie Review by Jarrod (9/27/2010)

'The Madness of King George' is based on a play by Alan Bennett, and tells the true story of George III's struggle with mental illness, which threatened to end his rule prematurely, with his critics in Parliament suggesting that he be replaced by his son, the Prince of Wales. George III is remembered primarily as the...

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