Sunday, November 06, 2005

the accent

Not much to say tonight, except for an observation on the globalisation of the film industry.

A Texan speaking like a Londoner, almost flawlessly - Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones;
An Irishman portraying a singer from Mississippi - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Elvis Presley; and
countless Australians in Hollywood (Aussiewood - Heath Ledger, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Julian McMahon etc) all faking a variation of the American accent quite well.

Unfortunately no American or British actor has been able to replicate the Australian accent flawlessly. Not even Meryl Streep in A Cry in the Dark (aka Evil Angels) could manage it. My human still has a laugh when he remembers her "the dingo's taken my baby" or "we're talking about my baby daughter". She was bad!

There is one word which is indicative of whether a person is Australian or not. Ask them to say water (similarly, daughter, quarter, etc, or even tomato).

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I had much more lap time today - my human stayed with me all day. Woohoo! In the morning, my human watched Jurassic Park III while I napped on his lap (I simply refused to watch humans being eaten by dinosaurs).

Just like a tin of sardines, only tastier

Later we had a lovely mid-afternoon nap together on the couch, before he decided to do chores.

We did watch the first part of a fascinating documentary on TV tonight called 1421: When China Discovered the World (a PBS/Pearson/Paladin co-production). My human had read the book by Gavin Menzies two years ago and told me it was remarkable and astounding.


Anonymous dinosaurs rule! said...

That dinosaur should have eaten ALL of them...

Tuesday, 08 November, 2005  

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