Christian Science Monitor
February 17th, 2011
The real story behind ‘The King’s Speech’: Deeply personal engagement is nearly always the key to successfully transmitting those lessons, says Mary Dalton, co-director of the Documentary Film [program] at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. “There is a two-fold reason ‘personal passion projects’ are sometimes particularly memorable. First, the filmmaker’s personal connection to a story can imbue it with indelible authenticity,” she writes in an e-mail. Second, she notes, that same passion can sustain the commitment necessary to get a picture made in an industry where it can take years and years to take a project from concept to completion.