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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 12:05 AM
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15. How would you like to be a history expert or prop archivist on the sets
of movies? I think that would be a fascinating job. I don't mean to threadjack, but to have a handle on the details to make the movie authentic would be something. Also you might have to work with accents. Authenticity and integrity to the story always make a powerful difference, in my opinion. I think Titanic was well done, for example, although I wasn't actually on the ship.

I just re-read what I wrote. Too much cocoa. Bed time. :crazy: :D
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  -Why do people sing without the accent they speak with? bob_weaver  Mar-17-08 10:59 PM   #0 
  - because you're taught to sing the sounds  RainDog   Mar-17-08 11:02 PM   #1 
  - We did the same thing in French class! n/t  boilerbabe   Mar-18-08 12:37 AM   #20 
  - another question: why do singers affect an accent they don't speak with?  grasswire   Mar-17-08 11:08 PM   #2 
  - Or vice-versa:  bob_weaver   Mar-17-08 11:09 PM   #3 
  - Makes me think of this...  primate1   Mar-17-08 11:25 PM   #6 
  - Yeah, Armstrong used to sound like Joe Strummer, but nowadays he sounds more like Shane McGowan.  nomorenomore08   Mar-18-08 07:08 PM   #56 
     - Armstrong sounds more like Paul Simonon to me actually.  primate1   Mar-18-08 07:47 PM   #58 
  - Is that "American Songbook" something having to do with Rod Stuart?? n/t  boilerbabe   Mar-18-08 12:38 AM   #21 
  - well, no  grasswire   Mar-18-08 01:29 AM   #29 
  - They are trying to sound sophisticated?? n/t  boilerbabe   Mar-18-08 12:50 AM   #26 
  - Why do German Nazis in movies speak with British accents?  Sugar Smack   Mar-17-08 11:13 PM   #4 
  - I think it has to do with the Holy Roman Empire  laconicsax   Mar-17-08 11:36 PM   #9 
  - See, you've gone & blown my mind. I'd thought it was something HBO-related.  Sugar Smack   Mar-17-08 11:41 PM   #11 
  - OK, My Final Answer:  boilerbabe   Mar-18-08 12:48 AM   #24 
  - Just Empire is enough. If you're in a movie and an adherent to an empire, you speak like a Brit  JVS   Mar-18-08 11:41 AM   #43 
     - Roman Empire, British Empire, Galactic Empire...  laconicsax   Mar-19-08 12:53 AM   #61 
  - Practically everyone in "Dr. Zhivago" has a British accent...  bob_weaver   Mar-17-08 11:38 PM   #10 
  - I wonder why people don't think of that when they get around to making a movie.  Sugar Smack   Mar-17-08 11:51 PM   #13 
  - "Oh, it was won-der-ful, dahling!"  bob_weaver   Mar-18-08 12:32 AM   #18 
  - You can see it in the cadences of speech  boilerbabe   Mar-18-08 01:05 AM   #28 
  - At the time of the filming...  boilerbabe   Mar-18-08 12:59 AM   #27 
  - Irregardless is NOT a word. It's a double negative.  Perragrande   Mar-19-08 12:42 AM   #60 
     - From Farlex, nonstandard, but a word.  siligut   Mar-19-08 01:07 AM   #62 
  - Because most of the actors were from the British Isles?  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-18-08 11:22 AM   #36 
     - It just seems weird because the story is set in Russia.  bob_weaver   Mar-18-08 03:32 PM   #45 
  - Kinda funny how that makes a difference, huh?  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-17-08 11:50 PM   #12 
  - How would you like to be a history expert or prop archivist on the sets  Sugar Smack   Mar-18-08 12:05 AM   #15 
     - That'd be a dream job for me  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-18-08 12:27 AM   #16 
     - That would be a great job. I'm not even a historian, but I've found so  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-18-08 11:29 AM   #37 
        - I do the same thing sometimes- I'm not really good at it,  Sugar Smack   Mar-18-08 06:11 PM   #54 
  - Maybe because they couldn't find any Nazis to film?? n/t  boilerbabe   Mar-18-08 12:39 AM   #22 
  - Not Nazis but movie actors who play German Nazis.  Sugar Smack   Mar-18-08 12:49 AM   #25 
     - but... why would they have German accents either?  unpossibles   Mar-18-08 11:57 AM   #44 
        - "Ohio non-accent"! Have you ever been to Xenia?  Throd   Mar-18-08 09:04 PM   #59 
  - Maybe because they couldn't find any Nazis to film?? n/t  boilerbabe   Mar-18-08 12:40 AM   #23 
  - Another thought:  LynzM   Mar-18-08 10:21 AM   #34 
  - When Germans speak English they often have a British accent because that's what their schools teach.  JVS   Mar-18-08 11:39 AM   #42 
  - I notice that some American singers sound British when they sing!  Pushed To The Left   Mar-17-08 11:25 PM   #5 
  - Didn't Madonna get ahold of a British accent at one point?  Sugar Smack   Mar-17-08 11:30 PM   #7 
     - She was talking with a British accent for a while after spending time in England n/t  Pushed To The Left   Mar-17-08 11:33 PM   #8 
        - If you have a good ear  drmeow   Mar-17-08 11:52 PM   #14 
        - not like she did - that was/is fake as hell!!!  harmonicon   Mar-18-08 12:30 AM   #17 
           - actually, it isn't far fetched  drmeow   Mar-18-08 01:34 AM   #30 
              - but there are real and fake accents - her accent is fake  harmonicon   Mar-18-08 10:00 AM   #33 
        - How about William F. Buckley's British accent?  bif   Mar-18-08 10:25 AM   #35 
           - That's not British  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-18-08 11:34 AM   #39 
           - It's called "Mid-Atlantic pronunciation." They used to teach it to actors and prep school kids.  nomorenomore08   Mar-18-08 07:18 PM   #57 
  - That's a good question!  boilerbabe   Mar-18-08 12:35 AM   #19 
  - Most singers are taught to sing  ChoralScholar   Mar-18-08 09:45 AM   #31 
  - I once had an LP of a Norwegian choir singing Christmas carols  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-18-08 11:32 AM   #38 
  - Two words:  Orsino   Mar-18-08 09:47 AM   #32 
  - HA !  Sequoia   Mar-18-08 06:58 PM   #55 
  - I'll stick to Irish since you mentioned it. Think about the Cranberries.  Xithras   Mar-18-08 11:35 AM   #40 
  - Good point. Also sticking with the Irish, look at Shane MacGowan.  SteppingRazor   Mar-18-08 11:36 AM   #41 
  - Singing works differently than talking.  DarkTirade   Mar-18-08 03:47 PM   #46 
  - This lassie doesn't  Rambis   Mar-18-08 03:53 PM   #47 
  - Kate is one of my faves!  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-18-08 04:58 PM   #49 
  - Tour of the states  Rambis   Mar-19-08 09:27 AM   #63 
  - I was shocked to learn that a new neighbor is French....  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-18-08 04:35 PM   #48 
  - I wonder the same thing.  sammythecat   Mar-18-08 05:53 PM   #52 
  - My Oma came over here from Berlin during WW2,  Sugar Smack   Mar-18-08 06:02 PM   #53 
  - Green Day made it OK  Taverner   Mar-18-08 05:17 PM   #50 
  - Peter Gabriel seems to be one of few exceptions.  nytemare   Mar-18-08 05:34 PM   #51 
  - Singing uses a different part of the brain than speaking  ftbc   Mar-19-08 09:39 AM   #64 

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