Monday Afternoon @ the Movies - "The Madness of King George"

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Starring Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren and Ian Holm. (1994) 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. Rated PG-13; 107 min.

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