Bhairitu, I heard "they" raved over Anne Hathaway's accent in Becoming Jane, the fic bio of Jane Austin.
On Monday, October 20, 2014 11:23 AM, "Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> wrote: I recall how everyone raved at Renee Zellweger's British accent in "Bridget Jones Diary" but I thought it was horrible. These days though it's possible for American actors to have good foreign accents. I think back in the day that there was more demand for foreign actors to do American accents than for American actors to do foreign accents. But now there are good voice coaches who can make an American sound like they're from across the pond. In some cases this is due to accent reduction courses for Americans wanting to work or teach in other countries. In our computer age a lot of the accent reduction principles have been reduced to a short list to help anyone lose their accent when needed. I became familiar with this trying to help my tantra guru find some accent reduction courses and tutors in the SF Bay Area and they are plentiful here. On 10/20/2014 06:14 AM, fleetwood_macnche...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote: >I am fascinated with English and American accents, especially when each, does >the other's. I have found that when English actors do American accents, they >are far more successful, than the reverse. My reasoning is that the English >are in general better actors, that they take the craft a bit more seriously. > > >I have also read that when an American tries to sound, "English", a native of >England hears several distinct accents, from different areas of the country, >and social strata, whereas 'American' has a more homogenized accent, and may >be easier to emulate. The 17th century English accent in the sample, sounded >Irish to me. > >---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : >. > > > >And how to read Shakespeare correctly! > > >5 things you never knew about your accent - Telegraph > > > > > > 5 things you never knew about your accent - Telegraph >Why English people sound American when they sing, and other intriguing >linguistic theories > >View on www.telegraph.co.uk Preview by Yahoo > > > >