| Because someone might care...
||[Aug. 12th, 2008|10:48 pm]
Accents in movies, particularly ones (ostensibly) from the Southern United States:
* Sawyer from LOST: Supposedly from Alabama; Josh Holloway (who was, himself, raised in Georgia) does a respectable job. I could believe he's a Walker County boy.
* Everyone but Dennis Quaid did an okay job in The Big Easy. When Bree and I watched it, she was confused by how many of the New Orleans cops sounded like New Yorkers. I was like, "They're Yats!!" But Quaid's accent was WAY overdone. In fact, the only really good Cajun performance that pops to mind is Michael Jeter's turn as Eduard Delacroix in The Green Mile.
* Speaking of Tom Hanks movies, Sally Field did a damn good job of an "Old South" accent in Forrest Gump. Ditto Kevin Spacey in Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil...sort of. LOL
* Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner's Daughter. Solid fucking gold, people. That's a West Virginia girl, right thar. Of course, she had a particular accent to copy, so...
* Do not, under any circumstances, ever believe that Nic Cage's accent in Con Air even remotely resembles an actual Mobile accent. D:
I think I'm done ranting for now.