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Can You Sound Like You're From a 1930's Movie?

 
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 3:55 pm    Post subject: Can You Sound Like You're From a 1930's Movie? Reply with quote

You know, the "transatlantic" voice that's a mix of American and British. Or do you sound like you're a proficient English speaker from somewhere in Europe but no one can figure out where? Ulf?

Anyway, talent agent Erik Sheppard is looking for you ASAP. If you've got a demo that shows your nebulously accented talent, send it to him soon as you can.

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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Can You Sound Like You're From a 1930's Movie? Reply with quote

Bruce wrote:
You know, the "transatlantic" voice that's a mix of American and British. Or do you sound like you're a proficient English speaker from somewhere in Europe but no one can figure out where? Ulf?

Anyway, talent agent Erik Sheppard is looking for you ASAP. If you've got a demo that shows your nebulously accented talent, send it to him soon as you can.

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I love the way people spoke back in the 30s. That accent was so classy and beautiful, sonorous and musical. It was the early Americas when the original British accent had not yet altogether fashioned itself into a more melting potted accent.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Can You Sound Like You're From a 1930's Movie? Reply with quote

Bruce wrote:
Or do you sound like you're a proficient English speaker from somewhere in Europe but no one can figure out where? Ulf?
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Thanks for the shout-out to Ulf, Bruce - that's exactly him. Vaguely European...or the vague European? Wink

He's in touch with Erik. We'll see...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Can You Sound Like You're From a 1930's Movie? Reply with quote

BrandonVO wrote:

I love the way people spoke back in the 30s. That accent was so classy and beautiful, sonorous and musical. It was the early Americas when the original British accent had not yet altogether fashioned itself into a more melting potted accent.


I second that! I like the wat English sounded back then! Never knew how to describe that sort of a dialect - sounds classy and rich!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was an aspirational accent. Actors were expected to be able to do it when needed. I think there is a place for heightened speech, though it's terribly out of fashion in these "I'm lower class, and thus cooler, than you!" days. Less aspiration, more frustration at one's origins seems to be the rule of the epoch.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those of you to the west of me may not be able to view this visually ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQWPR9TM0Gk

I do hope that is not the case.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you, you've reassured me. i won't go there.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thatís a patois if I ever heard one.


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