Monday, June 21, 2010
Evil speaks with a British accent?
"….there are subtle ways in which this fascination with the sophistication of evil manifests itself. For example, American movies and television programs contain a highly disproportionate number of screen villains who have English accents. Indeed in any whodunit where one of the characters is English, it is relatively easy to guess who committed the murder from the moment the character opens his or her mouth. In a recent series of 24, even the Russian villain spoke with an impeccable English Accent. The accent betrays the moral depravity, the sophisticated moral depravity, that lurks beneath the superficially polite façade."
Posted by Allan Briggs