[Ads-l] Rachel Weisz's Queens accent (UNCLASSIFIED)

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (USA) 0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Tue Jan 15 10:40:11 EST 2019


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OTOH, Deborah Lipstadt (the woman being portrayed by Weisz) is fine with the accent:
"I think she captured me as much as I can hear it." (USA Today)
"She picked up on my speech patterns more so than I even hear it."

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> And a here's a dude, writing for the New York Post, who calls the accent
> "god-awful":
> 
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> https://nypost.com/2016/09/29/holocaust-denier-movie-is-a-missed-opportunity/
> 
> The more I listen, the better it sounds. IMO.
> 
> JL
> 
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 9:26 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > One reviewer has this to say about the English actress Rachel Weisz in
> > _Denial_ (2016):
> >
> > https://theplaylist.net/denial-rachel-weisz-fails-cautionary-t
> > ale-age-trump-toronto-review-20160912/
> >
> > "It’s incredibly hard to believe her New York born accent she creates
> > for the character."
> >
> >
> > An Australian reviewer puts it more strongly:
> > https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nightlife/cj/8518964
> >
> > "For a start - but gratingly present throughout - there is her
> > ear-torturing attempt at a Queens accent; it's the aural equivalent of
> > drinking cat piss."
> >
> > Sounded fine to me:
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH7ktvUWaYo
> >
> > JL
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
> >
> 
> 
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> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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