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[*] Post 487647 posted on 4-7-2014 at 09:31 Reply With Quote
"Becoming Jane"

Just watched DVD of "Becoming Jane" - what on earth possessed the film makers to cast an american actress as Jane Austen? Anne Hathaway is a beautiful woman and, I am certain, she has talent - but not in this role. Her deportment was all wrong and her accent deplorable.

First is was Renee Zelweger portraying Beatrix Potter as a smarmy simpering idiot - now this. Why do they do it?
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[*] Post 487648 posted on 4-7-2014 at 09:48 Reply With Quote

Because Film is an industry set up to make a profit. The main audience comes from American punters and you get American audiences to part with their cash if they know the name of the lead. A British actor may well have done it better but the film would have been a "flop" financially. When I lived in America I was amazed by how little Americans knew about the UK - one university graduate asked me if I had to go to England when we were having a night out (hahahahaha). They won't have the ear to differentiate a bad accent from an authentic one.

Miss Potter made an overall profit of $5million and Becoming Jane an overall profit of $20million.
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[*] Post 487651 posted on 4-7-2014 at 10:11 Reply With Quote

I'm with both of you, sadly a vast majority of Americans are very parochial and cannot conceive of any other nationality than their own.
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