The Guvnors Review
OK, so It's called The Guvnors - with all the football hooligan but, essentially, this is a film about men and their relationships with each other. James Corden is bringing his West End hit “One Man, Two Guvnors” to . In New York, Mr. Hytner said, “he will have to create that relationship. The Guvnors is a violent thriller set amongst the clans and firms of South East London, bringing two generations together in brutal conflict.
According to their findings, the General Assembly could choose between the second- and third-place vote-getters from the general election. Because no Republican candidate would be running, the Talmadge forces reasoned that a write-in candidate with enough votes statewide would be second or third behind Talmadge, and the General Assembly could choose that candidate if the situation warranted. The Talmadge stalwarts therefore chose to run Talmadge's son, Herman, as a secret write-in candidate.
A hooligan film that explores how men really feel - Telegraph
There was one problem with this plan: The lieutenant governor would become chief executive if the governor died in office. The constitution was not clear about whether the lieutenant governor—elect would succeed if the governor-elect died before he took the oath of office. Thompson, a member of the anti-Talmadge camp, was elected lieutenant governor in Naturally, the Talmadge forces were not eager for Thompson to become the next governor. Two Claimants Eugene Talmadge died in late December When the General Assembly convened in Januarythe immediate order of business was to fill the vacant governorship.
Herman Talmadge The Talmadge forces wanted the legislature to elect Herman Talmadge, while Thompson's allies lobbied the legislature to declare Thompson the governor. According to the state constitution, election results were not official until certified by the General Assembly.
Thompson wanted the General Assembly to certify the returns so that, as the official lieutenant governor—elect, he would have a stronger claim to the governorship. Talmadge forces, however, won a close vote to delay certifying the vote and to move immediately to select a new governor. Meanwhile, Thompson began legal proceedings to appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court.
The Third Claimant As the legislature was electing Herman Talmadge governor and Thompson was preparing a court fight to dispute Talmadge's election, the outgoing governor, Ellis Arnall, announced that he would not relinquish the office until it was clear who the new governor was.
Arnall's actions galvanized Talmadge's supporters, who bitterly hated his anti-Talmadge policies. The legislature's election of Talmadge provoked a confrontation between the Talmadge and Arnall camps. Although the two politicians maintained their decorum, fistfights broke out among their followers.
Talmadge asked Arnall to honor the General Assembly's election. Arnall maintained that the legislature had no right to elect a governor and refused to step aside. Talmadge then ordered state troopers to remove Arnall from the capitol and see that he returned home safely.
On January 15, the day of the legislative election, both Herman Talmadge and Ellis Arnall claimed to be governor of Georgia and shared the same offices in the capitol. By the next day Talmadge had seized control of the governor's office and had the locks on the doors changed.
The Guvnors (2014)
Arnall continued to maintain his position as governor and even set up a governor's office in exile in an information kiosk in the capitol. Thats when I realised that I really was way off base with my initial article posted last year.
Opening with a scene that very much unnerved and shocked the viewer, its with this appearance of a battle scarred Adam Harley Sylvester that we are totally assured that 'The Guvnors' isn't a tale of how wonderful the world is, or how everyone is nice to each other. We are dropped firmly in the world where violence exists and knows no boundaries. This opening scene sets the film up perfectly and reminds us of things we read in the paper every few days. So is 'The Guvnors' about Adam, well yes and no.
Because we are also shown the world of 'The Guvnors' through the eyes of Mitch Doug Allen who has put down his violent past and carved himself out a somewhat 'normal' family life with his wife and young son, who we also get an insight into as he discovers who he is but also learns who his father used to be.
This is where the absolute genius of 'The Guvnors' shines brighter, taking us into a multi generational trip showing us the world on many levels, from child to young adult, to adult, to pensioner. All tying the story threads up brilliantly in its 95 or so minutes.
One Man, Two Guvnors - review | Stage | The Guardian
There isn't a single frame or second of film here that isn't needed to drive the story or the characters and when you get to the end of the film and think "Damn I want another 90 minutes of this" then that perhaps is the best review someone can give for a film. There aren't many films where you see an entire cast that is excellent. Not one single person out of place and not one line spoken where you think 'oh, that went wrong' I wont go through the list of the entire cast, You can see them for yourself by checking out the IMDb page Two performances that I have to talk about.
Are that of Harley Sylvester playing the role of Adam and Charley Palmer Merkell who played the role of Trey The performance awards belong to these two guys.
Charley is scary beyond belief, in a sort of way you'd cross the road to avoid walking past him in case a glance or a nod was taken the wrong way and he would bring you down in a second.
I've met people like Trey and he nailed it to absolute perfection, tip toeing the line between psychotic and calculating. I remember thinking "Charley Merkell has gone one hell of a future ahead" whilst watching the film, and then this morning I see that he is currently filming Legend with Tom Hardy.