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Old 01-09-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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I didn't know Julius Caesar and Jesus sounded so posh. Seriously, does this irritate anyone else?
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I didn't know Julius Caesar and Jesus sounded so posh. Seriously, does this irritate anyone else?
Ah, like the ones used in "Gone with the Wind", when the reality is that they would sound more like Jeff Foxworthy or Larry the Cable Guy?
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:20 AM
 
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Ah, like the ones used in "Gone with the Wind", when the reality is that they would sound more like Jeff Foxworthy or Larry the Cable Guy?
Something like that. I just assumed (perhaps mistakenly?) that the accent in GWTW was standard AE in that time--though that would still be "wrong."

What's particularly annoying is how the actors waver between several different patterns of inflection and pronunciation. You'd think they could manage consistency for all the money they're paid.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:56 AM
 
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I didn't know Julius Caesar and Jesus sounded so posh. Seriously, does this irritate anyone else?
Which movies are you talking about here?

The accents that crack me up are the ones in WWII movies where the Nazis speak English--but with German accents.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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Or Captain Jon Luc Picard who is supposed to be French but speaks with a British accent.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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Or Kevin Costner's Robin Hood who apparently came back home to England from the crusades by way of New Jersey
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The accents that crack me up are the ones in WWII movies where the Nazis speak English--but with German accents.
Sometimes the accents help convey a sense of foreignness, though. Kenneth Branaugh stars in the Wallender series on Masterpiece Mystery, and though it's set in Sweden the British cast speaks with their normal British accents. For that reason, the show doesn't really parse as Swedish.

But on thinking about it, it's really no different that something like The Sound of Music, so maybe I'm just mental.

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Old 01-10-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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Sometimes the accents help convey a sense of foreignness, though.
Speaking German would, IMHO, do a better job of that.
I can read subtitles just fine.
It just seems so silly and fake.
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Kenneth Branaugh stars in the Wallender series on Masterpiece Mystery, and though it's set in Sweden the British cast speaks with their normal British accents. For that reason, the show doesn't really parse as Swedish.
I understand this, and don't have a problem with that at all.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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I guess it is designed to add a flair. Doesn't bother me at all.
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