How do They Do it?

United States
March 10, 2013 2:38pm CST
I am sitting hereon my lap top and watching some movie and so far it seems like a really good movie but I don't know the name of it and the actor in the movie can't think of his name but he does not really have that New York Boston voice oh I had a brain freeze there for a second but anyway I can't see how they can go through the whole movie that is not in their own accent I wonder if it is hard for them to keep that accent throughout the whole movie? What do you think?
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@Pegasus72 (1904)
10 Apr 13
You have to remember that they don't do the whole movie in one take, and they take classes to be able to speak that way, which is why they make the big bucks.
• United States
10 Apr 13
Okay thanks!!!
@Pegasus72 (1904)
10 Apr 13
You are welcome
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
10 Mar 13
One movie I had trouble with because of an actor;s accent was Revolution. Al Pacino narrates the beginning of the movie and his first line was "We wuz comin' down the ribba". Did they have Bronx accents in 1776? One actress who I have wondered about her accent is Amanda Tapping. She was born in England but moved at an early age to Canada. In the TV show Stargate SG1 she has an American (or North American) accent but later in the show Sanctuary she has an English accent. I do think that an actor should try to adopt the accent of the nationality of the character he is playing or just not do the role. I saw a movie starring Ron Lowe where it took me a half hour before I realized he was playing the role of Sean Dillon, who is the Irish hero of the Jack Higgins novels. Lowe made no attempt at doing an accent.
• United States
11 Mar 13
L.O.L. The Ribba? No I don't know if they did back then or not but it is funny.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
11 Mar 13
It's funny but it kind of turned me off on the movie. I guess it could have been worse. It could have been Arnold and his Austrian accent. I heard a DJ joking on the radio years ago that you could make any movie better by putting Schwarzenegger in it. He then proceeded to quote a line from the Wizard of Oz, "luke auntie Em, a tvister!"
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Mar 13
SOme get voice coaching to learn the accent. They stay in character while doing their acting and so some may think them alittle weird. Acting can be alittle strange because of such things as this. And every actor has a different way of keeping the accent going throughout filming.
• United States
11 Mar 13
I think it is cool that they can do that throughout the whole movie
@marguicha (78348)
• Chile
10 Mar 13
Actors have a great versatility and they rehearse many times for each scene. One tends to think that their lives are ool, but it is a lot of hard work. I remember an English actor who make a movie in which he was a man from Kentucky. Jusy imagine! He did it very well, by the way.
• United States
11 Mar 13
L.O.L. I image it is hard for them sometimes to keep going in the whole movie
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
10 Mar 13
So, try to understand. You are watching a movie to your liking through your laptop. You do not know the title of this movie. The only thing that you noticed is that an actor of that drama, has the typical Boston accent. You do not know how to maintain this accent throughout the movie, but sometimes it could be dubbed actors. There you'd probably already thought of that? In Italy we have journalists from all over the country, but no one has the typical accent of his place of origin. I was told that study specifically to remove every accent, before talking about the news. This, too, in your case it might be a other hypothesis.
• United States
10 Mar 13
No I am working on my lap top and watching the movie on the channel tnt on the television. It is turning out to be a good movie
@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
10 Mar 13
Let us remember that Hugh Laurie who plays House is British... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Laurie
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
10 Mar 13
Precisely what I was thinking. You also have Aussies like Russell Crowe.
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• United States
10 Mar 13
Of course they can with the scenes being st up and put toghether. I am shocked they dont just get someonewho nturally speaks that way for the part. some people sound fake talking like that.
• United States
10 Mar 13
I just went and looked at the guide and the name of the movie is The Town and Ben Affleck is talking with a Boston accent but it is a good movie so far
• Sweden
10 Mar 13
I think in the movies they do very many cut scenes where they re-do the scene over and over again if it's bad. So it must be hard for the actors if they are not experienced with it, especially when they have to re-do it over and over for a long time...
• United States
10 Mar 13
You are probably right.