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(Gawker)   I mean, what's the deal with the accents on Game of Thrones? You've got Danes playing Southerners, Irishmen playing Geordies, and god knows what Peter Dinklage is playing at   (gawker.com) divider line 232
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2013-05-09 12:16:41 PM  
dinklage is awesome. his accent is terrible, though. and since it's a fake place... why not just use your own accent?
 
2013-05-09 12:19:13 PM  

FlashHarry: dinklage is awesome. his accent is terrible, though. and since it's a fake place... why not just use your own accent?


Because he's from New Jersey and that would be weird?
 
2013-05-09 12:27:26 PM  

JerseyTim: FlashHarry: dinklage is awesome. his accent is terrible, though. and since it's a fake place... why not just use your own accent?

Because he's from New Jersey and that would be weird?


yeah, you're probably right. kind of like harvey keitel in the last temptation of christ.
 
2013-05-09 12:36:50 PM  
Meh, they all sound British.
 
2013-05-09 12:40:33 PM  
Since they're portraying characters from a made-up place, how do you know that each and every one of their accents is not perfectly spot-on?
 
2013-05-09 12:43:18 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Meh, they all sound British.


Strange, given that the Common Tongue could just as well have been Mandarin or Navajo.  And even within English, where are the US/Canadian/Australian/Indian variations?

A minor complaint, given the level of detail they put in to developing Dothraki or High Valyrian.
 
2013-05-09 12:46:26 PM  

kronicfeld: Since they're portraying characters from a made-up place, how do you know that each and every one of their accents is not perfectly spot-on?


People that allegedly grew up together in the same place, even in the same family have vastly different accents?
 
2013-05-09 12:47:12 PM  
21th-century colloquial American English is a lot closer to 12th-century Anglo-Saxon than modern British English - or something like that.

i2.listal.com
 
2013-05-09 12:47:21 PM  
From the comments about Dinklage (paraphrased):

Watching him, I feel like he's graduate of The William Shatner School of Shakespearean Accents.

/I lol'd.
 
2013-05-09 12:49:02 PM  
Well, since the world is written out a bit like Medieval Europe and Asia, I think it would sound very strange and wrong to have people with American accents on there.  It just seems right to have the British accents to me.

/Dinklage's accent IS terrible
//but I don't give a crap, his character is awesome
 
2013-05-09 12:49:45 PM  

FlashHarry: dinklage is awesome. his accent is terrible, though. and since it's a fake place... why not just use your own accent?


Producers and directors love British accents because it makes their banal and tedious dialogue sound lofty and high minded.
 
2013-05-09 12:50:10 PM  

bborchar: Dinklage's accent IS terrible


Sure, sure.  But, he's no Teddy KGB.
 
2013-05-09 12:51:29 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: 21th-century colloquial American English is a lot closer to 12th-century Anglo-Saxon than modern British English - or something like that.

[i2.listal.com image 460x300]


From what I understand, "American Hillbilly" is closer to what people spoke like in Britain 300+ years ago than what they do now. It seems that in the 1800s, the accent became more "cultured" as a part of the Victorian age.
 
2013-05-09 12:53:08 PM  
At least it's not a Baltimore accent. That would be hilarious.
 
2013-05-09 12:53:36 PM  
>Dorne: What are they even going to do for this. (Australian?)

Okay, this genuinely made me laugh out loud.
 
2013-05-09 12:54:44 PM  
I love Game of Thrones and love discussing it, but this is farking dumb.
 
2013-05-09 12:59:23 PM  

The Muthaship: bborchar: Dinklage's accent IS terrible

Sure, sure.  But, he's no Teddy KGB.


paaaaaaaaaie that maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan hiz maony.

Still one of the most awfully bad accents to be put on celluloid.
 
2013-05-09 12:59:49 PM  

The Muthaship: kronicfeld: Since they're portraying characters from a made-up place, how do you know that each and every one of their accents is not perfectly spot-on?

People that allegedly grew up together in the same place, even in the same family have vastly different accents?


I can come up with any number of plausible reasons. Jaime and Cersei are older and have spent half their lives in a completely different and more diverse setting. His voice is a consequence of his dwarfism. Etc. The point is, who really cares?
 
2013-05-09 01:00:00 PM  
awfully awesome, I mean.
 
2013-05-09 01:01:43 PM  

kronicfeld: The point is, who really cares?


I do agree with this.  But, it is a bit distracting.
 
2013-05-09 01:04:13 PM  
And why didn't everyone on HBO's Rome talk like everyone on HBO's The Sopranos?
 
2013-05-09 01:06:13 PM  
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I'm sorry Max Power, I couldn't read the article because of your creepy date rape avatar.
 
2013-05-09 01:06:54 PM  
Let's talk about the f*cked up dialogue affectations of the Spartacus series.  I want to choke the asshole that came up with that.
 
2013-05-09 01:07:17 PM  

Mateorocks: At least it's not a Baltimore accent. That would be hilarious.



It could be...

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2013-05-09 01:07:28 PM  

kronicfeld


Since they're portraying characters from a made-up place, how do you know that each and every one of their accents is not perfectly spot-on?


Thisety thisety this this this.

Except it amuses me that half the cast seem to be from Yorkshire.
 
2013-05-09 01:07:52 PM  

Comic Book Guy: The Muthaship: bborchar: Dinklage's accent IS terrible

Sure, sure.  But, he's no Teddy KGB.

paaaaaaaaaie that maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan hiz maony.

Still one of the most awfully bad accents to be put on celluloid.


I loved it . It was just so over the top.
 
2013-05-09 01:07:57 PM  

Bladel: where are the US/Canadian/Australian/Indian variations?


I think it's obvious that the wildings are Canadian.
 
2013-05-09 01:08:44 PM  
Dinklage's accent is fine, you whiners.
 
2013-05-09 01:11:08 PM  
I'm off to check tvtropes if there's a trope for accents in fantasy shows.  I'm sure it'll only take a second...
 
2013-05-09 01:12:31 PM  
www.wearysloth.com

did someone request an actor who can speak in an english accent?
 
2013-05-09 01:13:57 PM  
In the last episode, one of the characters was discussing a dress.  I believe it was Sansa and she said something about French sleeves.  It completely threw me to have a reference to France or French fashion.  Shouldn't it have been Dornish or Valerian sleeves?
 
2013-05-09 01:16:04 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I'm off to check tvtropes if there's a trope for accents in fantasy shows.  I'm sure it'll only take a second...


Duh.  It's a trope for english accents representing the accents in any foreign land.
 
2013-05-09 01:18:23 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: In the last episode, one of the characters was discussing a dress.  I believe it was Sansa and she said something about French sleeves.  It completely threw me to have a reference to France or French fashion.  Shouldn't it have been Dornish or Valerian sleeves?


That's like when they said Venetian Blinds in Season 1. Come on writers!
 
2013-05-09 01:19:00 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: In the last episode, one of the characters was discussing a dress.  I believe it was Sansa and she said something about French sleeves.  It completely threw me to have a reference to France or French fashion.  Shouldn't it have been Dornish or Valerian sleeves?


How do you know in this made up world that there isn't a land called France, and that things from there are referred to as French, and that those things look exactly like the things in this world that are from the country France and referred to as French, hmmmmm?
 
2013-05-09 01:19:28 PM  
Borgia is the worst at accents. The pope is American, his male kids are british, and Lucrezia is.. like.. Russian or something. It's jarring.
 
2013-05-09 01:19:39 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: [img.gawkerassets.com image 135x160]

I'm sorry Max Power, I couldn't read the article because of your creepy date rape avatar.


He looks like the pscho slasher from Deadwood.
 
2013-05-09 01:19:49 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: [img.gawkerassets.com image 135x160]

I'm sorry Max Power, I couldn't read the article because of your creepy date rape avatar.


Why... why have it animated?! That will replace the white whale in my nightmares.

Oh, and some anonymous just gifted me TF, and I've only posted in 2 threads today, so in case it was someone in here, thank you so much!
 
2013-05-09 01:20:34 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: In the last episode, one of the characters was discussing a dress.  I believe it was Sansa and she said something about French sleeves.  It completely threw me to have a reference to France or French fashion.  Shouldn't it have been Dornish or Valerian sleeves?


FRINGED sleeves, not French. Replay it.
 
2013-05-09 01:20:47 PM  
AND WHY ARE THEY ALL SPEAKING ENGLISH IN GAME OF THRONES?

SHOULDN'T THEY BE SPEAKING WESTEROSI OR SOME shiat?

This is bullshiat man.
 
2013-05-09 01:20:48 PM  

LesserEvil: The Pope of Manwich Village: 21th-century colloquial American English is a lot closer to 12th-century Anglo-Saxon than modern British English - or something like that.

[i2.listal.com image 460x300]

From what I understand, "American Hillbilly" is closer to what people spoke like in Britain 300+ years ago than what they do now. It seems that in the 1800s, the accent became more "cultured" as a part of the Victorian age.


IIRC, research found certain uncommon rural American accents are very close to certain rural UK accents from several hundred years ago. Various news stories heard this and immediately ran "SHAKESPEARE SPOKE AMERICAN!!!" headlines, because journalists are terrible people.
 
2013-05-09 01:21:56 PM  

Decillion: Venetian Blinds in Season 1


I suspect you're misremembering or misheard something.

Anderson's Pooper: French sleeves


Fringed.
 
2013-05-09 01:23:20 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: 21th-century colloquial American English is a lot closer to 12th-century Anglo-Saxon than modern British English - or something like that.



Say hillbilly is closer to 12th century English accent is like saying LA is closer to Buenos Aires than San Francisco. Technically true but missing the bigger point.


Plus its a fantasy world. Who cares.
 
2013-05-09 01:24:06 PM  

Lollipop165: Anderson's Pooper: In the last episode, one of the characters was discussing a dress.  I believe it was Sansa and she said something about French sleeves.  It completely threw me to have a reference to France or French fashion.  Shouldn't it have been Dornish or Valerian sleeves?

FRINGED sleeves, not French. Replay it.


Truth. I thought she said "French" at first, too, but yeah - it's "fringed".
 
2013-05-09 01:25:24 PM  

Norfolking Chance: The Pope of Manwich Village: 21th-century colloquial American English is a lot closer to 12th-century Anglo-Saxon than modern British English - or something like that.


Say hillbilly is closer to 12th century English accent is like saying LA is closer to Buenos Aires than San Francisco. Technically true but missing the bigger point.


Plus its a fantasy world. Who cares.


This guy cares...

www.hollywoodreporter.com
 
2013-05-09 01:25:40 PM  

Decillion: Anderson's Pooper: In the last episode, one of the characters was discussing a dress.  I believe it was Sansa and she said something about French sleeves.  It completely threw me to have a reference to France or French fashion.  Shouldn't it have been Dornish or Valerian sleeves?

That's like when they said Venetian Blinds in Season 1. Come on writers!


And when Joffrey asked if Ros wanted a Cleveland Steamer?! What the hell?!
 
2013-05-09 01:26:33 PM  

Norfolking Chance: LA is closer to Buenos Aires than San Francisco. Technically true


wat
 
kth
2013-05-09 01:29:51 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I'm off to check tvtropes if there's a trope for accents in fantasy shows.  I'm sure it'll only take a second...


dude, the last one we sent in there hasn't been seen in weeks.
 
2013-05-09 01:31:57 PM  

kronicfeld: Since they're portraying characters from a made-up place, how do you know that each and every one of their accents is not perfectly spot-on?


latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2013-05-09 01:32:50 PM  

Ahhh_Ennui: Lollipop165: Anderson's Pooper: In the last episode, one of the characters was discussing a dress.  I believe it was Sansa and she said something about French sleeves.  It completely threw me to have a reference to France or French fashion.  Shouldn't it have been Dornish or Valerian sleeves?

FRINGED sleeves, not French. Replay it.

Truth. I thought she said "French" at first, too, but yeah - it's "fringed".


That would make sense.  I blame the horrible accents for my mis-hearing it.
 
2013-05-09 01:37:01 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Ahhh_Ennui: Lollipop165: Anderson's Pooper: In the last episode, one of the characters was discussing a dress.  I believe it was Sansa and she said something about French sleeves.  It completely threw me to have a reference to France or French fashion.  Shouldn't it have been Dornish or Valerian sleeves?

FRINGED sleeves, not French. Replay it.

Truth. I thought she said "French" at first, too, but yeah - it's "fringed".

That would make sense.  I blame the horrible accents for my mis-hearing it.


Except Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, is actually British.

This accent stuff is getting out of hand. Everybody just shut up and enjoy the show. Christ.
 
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