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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Tin Tin Reply with quote

So I was watching ads for the new CGI/Motion capture film, Tin Tin, and I couldn't help but wonder, why do all the characters froma French comic speak with a British accent?

EDIT: My apologies, Belgian comic.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they though Americans would hear British and think "Oooh, they must be from that Europe place."
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe they though Americans would hear British and think "Oooh, they must be from that Europe place."
That approach is ridiculously common.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait! No! You mean that Captain Picard isn't really French> They lied to me!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw it in french and all i can say is that tintin has a french accent and not an belgian accent but that's probably for the bether...it would sound weird with an belgian accent.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently spambots haven't learned to speak French yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So I was watching ads for the new CGI/Motion capture film, Tin Tin, and I couldn't help but wonder, why do all the characters froma French comic speak with a British accent?

EDIT: My apologies, Belgian comic.


Most likely because when Tintin was originally translated into English, the translators changed some of the locations from Belgian to British (setting Marlinspike Hall in Marlinshire, England for example). Since that's the version that most English-speaking Tintin fans have read, I suppose it seemed logical to go with British accents for the movie.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it just sounds more old-fashioned that way. It's set in the Forties, after all.

But most likely they just wanted it to sound European. Having everybody talk in a fake French accent doesn't make any sense because a) they're talking French to each other and don't perceive each other as having accents, and b) that's not the kind of comedy they went for.

There's a German TV show based on Polish Stanilaw Lem's Star Diaries. Almost everybody in that show, no matter which planet they come from or if they're even life forms to begin with, talks with a heavy fake Polish accent. Especially protagonist Ijon Tichy himself. It's funny in a goofy way, but if you want the audience to root for your characters, it's not the way to go. (Needless to say, the effect is very different from Lem's stories'.)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

France doesn't really seem to exist in America (at least for the past 10 years or so) so using French accents would have made people wonder about that strange land we once all knew...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vulpeslibertas wrote:
Maybe they though Americans would hear British and think "Oooh, they must be from that Europe place."


To be fair, didn't the BBC and various Shakespeare movie adaptations start this trend? I doubt that Ancient Romans sounded British, either.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, are you saying that Marc Antony didn't address the public in a clipped, Royal Shakespeare Society accent? Next you'll tell me the Bard himself didn't sound like a BBC regular, but spoke in an accent more closely related to that found in the Northern Yorkshire Dales...
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