[LMB] OT: Accents in movies
alzurite at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 04:18:50 BST 2021
Raymond Collins said:
> It's always been part of the staple of movies that has the bad guys
> foreign accents. In "Raiders of the lost Ark" the baddies accents are
> French and German.
Is that true internationally? I don't notice it in non-American movies, but
I am not paying close attention. Insofar as it is true, I strongly
disapprove. It's simply xenophobia.
It isn't just "foreign" accents, either. It's accents, period. Regional
accents. Anything that sounds unlike what the movie-maker thinks is the
I think Canadian movies are more likely to use it for comedy, oike in "Bon
Cop, Bad Cop", where neither accent is good or bad, just different.
Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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