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This is where I share my latest thoughts on all things related to dialects and accents, both in film/TV and real life.
Learning a new accent is hard. Even for those with a natural affinity for picking up new accents, it takes time and a lot of practice. There’s many approaches to learning a new accent and it’s difficult to know where even to begin on your accent learning journey. A great starting point is what we… Continue reading The first thing to nail when learning a new accent
Earlier this week I was invited to BBC Scotland’s The Nine to discuss the Scottish accents in Netflix latest Christmas hallmark movie A Castle for Christmas which had gotten quite some backlash from Scottish viewers critical of the Scottish accents in it. I had only seen the trailer at the time of the interview but… Continue reading Scottish accents in A Castle for Christmas
I recently watched Big Night because I heard it was a cozy little film for food-lovers. Little did I know that I was in for a dialect treat as well! The movie’s protagonists are two Italian immigrants who run a restaurant in 1950’s New Jersey, starring Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub. I had no idea… Continue reading How to do great Italian accents – ‘Big Night’
Last weekend I rewatched Thor: Ragnarok (aka the best Marvel movie out there) and I realized that I don’t just love this movie because it’s the perfect blend of funny, anti-colonialist, and action-packed but also because it includes some fantastic Kiwi accents with Rachel House as Topaz and of course Taika Waititi himself as Korg.… Continue reading Kiwi English and Chain Shifts
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