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    Default Hollywood characters having British acccents + sophistication?

    What's up with this?: I'm noticing now that Hollywood feels the need to give characters British accents in order to make them seem more sophisticated? They're doing this in just about every movie I'm seeing now. They do this constantly in several films and for some films in makes much more sense than in others. For instance, for the characters to have British accents in Narnia, makes a lot of sense. However, they're really going overboard with it. Take for example, in "The Prince of Persia", they felt the need to give the characters British accents, and I'm like "WTF?!! They're Persian for God's sake!!" Hell, I just saw the new "Oz: The Great and Powerful" movie and they gave the royal characters British accents in that movie too? What's up with this?

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    Shouldn't this be in the Arts/Entertainment subforum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Shouldn't this be in the Arts/Entertainment subforum?
    I didn't really know where to put it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    I didn't really know where to put it?
    Seems pretty clear it's concerned with choice of expression within the art of film making. I'm just being a pedantic jerk, don't mind me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Seems pretty clear it's concerned with choice of expression within the art of film making. I'm just being a pedantic jerk, don't mind me.
    Well, if a mod would like to move it, then go for it.

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    On the other hand, there are a bunch of Brits talking like Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    What's up with this?: I'm noticing now that Hollywood feels the need to give characters British accents in order to make them seem more sophisticated? They're doing this in just about every movie I'm seeing now. They do this constantly in several films and for some films in makes much more sense than in others. For instance, for the characters to have British accents in Narnia, makes a lot of sense. However, they're really going overboard with it. Take for example, in "The Prince of Persia", they felt the need to give the characters British accents, and I'm like "WTF?!! They're Persian for God's sake!!" Hell, I just saw the new "Oz: The Great and Powerful" movie and they gave the royal characters British accents in that movie too? What's up with this?
    The Americans make the British villains (the British are coming!), or they make the British sophisticated.

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    Moved from Politics et. al.

    Edit: also moved a few posts to OT. Don't make me turn this car around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The Americans make the British villains (the British are coming!), or they make the British sophisticated.
    Makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    Makes sense.
    Yes, the British have a class structure that lends itself to villainy or superiority.

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