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    Posted: 18 Apr 2008 at 7:45pm

I hate how almost all historic movie or show uses actors and actresses that speak with British accents. Everyone used to speak British English back in ye olde dayes, apparently.


 

The movie preview I saw on TV a while ago that p*ssed me off the most was for Gilgamesh. I really don't think Mesopotamians were white, and I'm pretty sure they didn't speak British English, either.

 

No, I don't want my TV shows and movies to be totally true to life, but it irritates me that there is this completely stupid convention. I'm probably alone in this, but I posted in hope that it p*sses someone else off, too Tongue
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As a linguist, I would prefer to have the shows done in the original language that was (or might have been) spoken at the time/place of the event (with subtitles, of course). I highly doubt that will ever happen in a country that actually watches sh*t like High School Reunion, though.
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Yeah, those vaguely British accents are supposed to clue you in on someone being really smart or evil or foreign or something.  I think it's insulting.
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Originally posted by yutolia yutolia wrote:

As a linguist, I would prefer to have the shows done in the original language that was (or might have been) spoken at the time/place of the event (with subtitles, of course). I highly doubt that will ever happen in a country that actually watches sh*t like High School Reunion, though.
 
I think historical movies, with or without subtitles, are usually useless to begin with.  They turn the sinking of ships into Celine Dion songs, and historical accounts into something we can "relate to".  I'd rather watch the documentary version. 
 
 
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Agreed, I really hated Pearl Harbor.

But then, thats Ben Affleck's fault.

He is only decent in Kevin Smith films, and even those aren't as good with him in them.
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Originally posted by Hafk Hafk wrote:

He is only decent in Kevin Smith films, and even those aren't as good with him in them.
...uh....I enjoyed 'Chasing Amy'....probably the best of the original 'Clerks' trilogy.
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Oh yeah, I always forget about that one.


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Yeah... Chasing Amy was good right up until the end, when Jay & Silent Bob randomly show up, and Silent Bob says "you're chasing amy" which makes zero sense and is a complete transparent cop-out even when he explains it. Stupid stupid stupid stupid.
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Originally posted by NathanAlexander NathanAlexander wrote:

Yeah... Chasing Amy was good right up until the end, when Jay & Silent Bob randomly show up, and Silent Bob says "you're chasing amy" which makes zero sense and is a complete transparent cop-out even when he explains it. Stupid stupid stupid stupid.
Forgot about that part...yes, it certainly didn't do the movie any favors...'Silent Bob' is generally good as long as he remains silent...although I kind of enjoyed his explanation for tossing 'Bartleby' off the train, in 'Dogma'..."...no ticket"
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I have no problem with it. Sorry but I don't really feel like using Babelfish just to watch Anime.  
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