A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge. Written by
Dan Hartung <email@example.com>
His Majesty was all powerful and all knowing. But he wasn't quite all there.
Did You Know?
It is now known that George III's mental state was caused by porphyria, a metabolic imbalance. His blue urine was a dead giveaway. See more
At the end of the film, the Royal Family goes to Saint Paul's Cathedral. A view of the front of the Cathedral shows that the clock in the left-hand tower is missing, but this was as a result of German bombing raids in the early 1940s. See more
The Prince of Wales cannot marry without the King's consent and he CANNOT marry a Catholic. You performed an illegal ceremony.
And they only give me ten pound for it.
Here's another ten pounds. Keep this to yourself.
[He gives the clergyman money and starts tearing the page from the register
Here, you can't do that, it's against the law.
I *am* the law.
Zadok the Priest
Music by George Frideric Handel
(as G H Handel) See more