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
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."