What is it about accents that makes them so difficult to fake
As I was walking home yesterday I noticed that the kino had a huge amount of posters up for the same film. All the spaces where the current releases are usually displayed were filled by copies of a poster for The Front Line They must be having its premier there, as it is an Irish film.
I know this because the trailer for it has been showing before almost every film I’ve been to recently. It seems to be about a refugee from Sudan whose family becomes hostages to Dublin criminals, and violence erupts But, the thing that kept bothering me was when did they shoot it? I’m pretty sure I saw a flash of Capel St., not to mention Grafton St., yet have no memory of ever seeing, or even hearing about filming going on. Obviously I’m not in the know.
There was one other problem I had with the trailer The main Dublin badguy. And his accent Now he only has a few lines in the trailer, and I haven’t being paying too much attention. And there is nothing specific that I can put my finger on that is wrong with his accent.
But it just doesn’t sound right. And everytime I’ve seen the trailer I’ve told myself, that when I get home I’ll go online and find out who is he.
I’ve finally done it. And am, of course, proven correct. Everybody I’d like you to meet Mr. James Frain. And, from the little I heard, he has quite a good grasp of a Dublin accent, but it just aint right. And that’d be on account of him being from Leeds, in England. It’s like he knows how it sounds, but just can’t do it properly. He is so very close that you’d almost think it was authentic.
I’m going to have to go see the film now just to see if I’ve been unfair in saying that he dont speak proper like.
I’m also wondering whether it is worth my time investing in a little warning image like the one used over on TCAL for whenever the comments turn a little controversial ;)