Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 14:46:09 -0500

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: Forrest Gump

On Fri, 29 Jul 1994, Judith Rascoe wrote:

BTW, if you want to see -- that is, hear -- an example of Hollywood southern

dialects run amok, check out the movie _The Chase_ at your local video store

(Not an easy item to find, but it is out there). It had an extraordinary

cast (Marlon Brando, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, James Fox ... and Miriam

Hopkins!), and everybody seems to have made up his or her own version of a

southern accent.

It seems like they do. I know there are dialect coaches out there; in

fact one gave a paper at ADS several years ago and has a book. Can't

remember is name but a have a clipping about him somewhere. But a lot of

these actors don't seem to have had much coaching.

Compare the Paul Newman Long Hot Summer (1957) with the TV movie (1985?)

w Don Johnson. Judith Whatsername, of course, is I think a real southerner

(she was in the TV version). Viz. gthe wpomen on "Designing women."