Oooh, I Need One of Those . . .
by Steve Mitchell
This past Saturday, I saw “The King’s Speech.” The film didn’t hold many surprises. It was, I’d say, gently engaging.
But, while it may have followed a predictable arc, it was good, for what it was. The acting was excellent. Also, the visuals were nice and texture-y. The story was touching and emotional.
So, I left the theater neither disappointed nor blown away.
One thing, though, amid all the stellar and mundane qualities of the film, really jumped out at me: the King’s formal uniform
I saw that full dress uniform and thought, Oh I need one of those!
A dress uniform like that, with the sword and the ribbons and the epaulettes and the medals, would trump the hell out of a tuxedo every time! Not that I own a tux, mind you, but just imagine!
Of course, I don’t want to join the Royal Navy. And I don’t want to be King. And, well, they aren’t offering, regardless, so . . .
I’ll just have to make do with a tux.
Oh, and maybe a scepter.