Date: Mon, 31 Jan 1994 12:18:06 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Stereotyping of Accent on Film/TV "sinister" + suave + subtle --- British accents. plottingly "sinister" + a bit crude -- not upper-class British accent. A Dracula theme adapted to an American setting wouldn't use a Brit in the same way. I think other features besides accent come into play, particularly setting. British and American accents in Rome, Prague, Transylvania, Istanbul, Reykjevik, New York, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans, Montgomery would carry different connotations. DMLance