Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 14:46:09 -0500 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" 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."