[LMB] OT: Accents in movies

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 23:10:26 BST 2021


Political thrillers useally have the baddies speaking Washington beltway
accents. I'm thinking "Three days of the Condor" Robert Redford verses the
system.

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021, 10:29 PM Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:

> Raymond Collins said:
>
> >  It's always been part of the staple of movies that has the bad guys
> useing
> > 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
> norm.
>
> 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.
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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