Dialects in film
Janis Vizier Nihart
tarheel at MOBILETEL.COM
Sat Feb 19 03:56:43 UTC 2005
The movie Southern Comfort has a Cajun villain with an embarrassing Cajun
accent. I don't know where the dialect is from but it is not Cajun.
Dennis Quaid in The Big Easy does an OK job with his part New Orleans/part
I have seen many movies but can't name any offhand that have New Orleanians
speaking with a southern drawl, which they don't (unless they are from
Another movie I have enjoyed is Shipping News with Kevin Spacey.. I don't
know what dialect it is but its interesting. Can anyone tell me more about
> Hi everyone. We've discussed films in which language features
> prominently (esp. sci fi), but what I'm trying to compile is a list of
> films in which the characters speak in dialects. (for example,
> "Fargo") for my dialects class. I'd like names of both films that
> represent regional or ethnic dialects accurately and those that don't,
> since we're going to talk about dialects in the media at some point. I
> can think of a few, but I'll bet some of you can think of more. And I'm
> thinking more of movies (fictional) rather than films like "American
> Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated by me and by my
> students, who are enjoying the course a lot!
> Patti Kurtz
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> Straker - I don't know, something inside me I guess.
> Freeman - It's called dedication.
> Straker - Pig-headedness would be nearer.
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