When someone from Britain speaks, Americans hear a "British accent"...

Alan Kennedy alanmk at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 29 19:22:10 CEST 2005


[Mike Holmans]
> Some of those sonorous slow talkers from the South, and majestic bass
> African-Americans like James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman, have far
> more gravitas than any English accent can: to us, such people sound
> monumental.

On a related note, have you ever seen any of the original undubbed Star 
Wars scenes with Darth Vader, with the original voice of the English 
actor who played him, Dave Prowse (The Green Cross Man, for those who 
remember ;-)

Problem was, Mr. Prowse has a pronounced West Country accent. Imagine 
it: Darth Vader (in the voice of Farmer Giles): "You are a Rebel, and a 
Traitor to the Empire". Hilarious :-D, and impossible to take seriously.

Thankfully they overdubbed it with James Earl Jones, "Born in 
Mississippi, raised in Michigan", who produced one of the finest and 
most memorable voice performances in modern cinema.

get-orff-moy-lahnd-ly y'rs

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