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mightykaboosh 10th May 2010 04:44 PM

New Robin Hood
 
Is it just me that's starting to get a little bit more than p****d off with Hollywood's casting. First Robin Hood blockbuster Kevin Kostner- American, Second Robin Hood, Russel Crowe- Australian. Braveheart- racist Australian with the worst scottish accent ever.

Now for the baddies, and you can bet your bottom $ they're going to be English! Like the versitile Alan Rickman.

Just a few examples:http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A891155 even in cartoons; Stewie Griffin, the evil baby on Family Guy (English accent)

Sherriff of Nottingham for the new RH movie, well it's none other than the guy from Spooks series 1. An English man!

richardksa 10th May 2010 06:36 PM

Perhaps we really are evil. >:D>:D

mightykaboosh 10th May 2010 10:09 PM

Quizas! ;D

ValenciaSon 10th May 2010 10:48 PM

The sun never sets on the Evil Empire.

Legazpi 11th May 2010 12:22 AM

I think it was Eddie Izzard who pointed out that the Death Star in Star Wars was entirely populated by English actors (although Darth Vader was voiced over by an American) ;D

richardksa 11th May 2010 12:25 AM

Of course, our perfidiousness is well known.:cool:

ValenciaSon 11th May 2010 01:48 AM

But you have C3PO on the good guy side.

gary 11th May 2010 10:41 AM

nottingham was where the Sherrif lived but the reason that he couldnt get to grips with Robin Hood was that Robin was clearly a Yorkshire lad that lived and lurked round the Sheffieid area - Robin of Loxley - the Loxley valley is in Sheffield not Nottingham.
So he would have sounded like this...

"Naah den, Ah want dee to put die gold darn dere on t'floor near dem dere trees."

Sheffield accent pronounces th as d - they are known affectionately as Dee-Dahs

gary 11th May 2010 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ValenciaSon (Post 89117)
The sun never sets on the Evil Empire.


QVC?

mightykaboosh 11th May 2010 11:20 AM

What, what, what, I think you'll find your mistaken.

Robin Hood was a Shropshire Lad!
http://www.mythstories.com/robinA.html

http://www.channel4.com/history/micr...s/robin06.html

Substitute the name 'Robin Hood' for Fulk and that of the 'Sheriff of Nottingham' for Sir Morys and you have it. Robin Hood was indeed a Shropshire Lad.

So going by the sound of the yockals on The Green Green Grass (worst bbc show ever) Robin Hood would of sounded like he's from Sommmmmerset. :blush: :confused:

mightykaboosh 11th May 2010 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Legazpi (Post 89120)
I think it was Eddie Izzard who pointed out that the Death Star in Star Wars was entirely populated by English actors (although Darth Vader was voiced over by an American) ;D

That was only because the actor that played Darth Vader, Sebastian Shaw (West Country accent) and David Prowse (Norfolk accent) was a bit too country bumpkin for Starwars.

A similar thing happened with Terminator, Arnie wanted to do the voice over for the German audience, but because the Austrian accent sounds a bit farmerish to the Germans they canned his idea.

ValenciaSon 11th May 2010 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mightykaboosh (Post 89132)
That was only because the actor that played Darth Vader, Sebastian Shaw had a Norfolk accent which was a bit too country bumpkin for Starwars.

James Earl Jones did the voice of Vader.

Besides, everybody knows Robin was from the hood, in Brooklyn.:rolleyes:

gary 11th May 2010 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ValenciaSon (Post 89134)
Besides, everybody knows Robin was from the hood, in Brooklyn.:rolleyes:

More plausible than shropshire ;D

mightykaboosh 11th May 2010 05:25 PM

I'm from Donny originally so I'm not fussed either way, but having watched timeteam I think it's more plausible he came from Shropshire!

Watch for yourself and you decide: (need to watch all of it).
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/f...on/4od#2932721

The ballads mention Robin of the Hood 4 centuries before the Sherwood one, and the ballads aren't about the original Robin. He's from Shropshire! Fulk Fitz Warine, 1197.

mightykaboosh 14th May 2010 02:56 PM

Russel crowe and his Irish, robin hood accent. :confused:

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/14052010/...nt-jibe-0.html

Ben 14th May 2010 04:47 PM

He he, you can hear that Front Row interview, (where he gets p'd off about the irish accent) and him walking out, here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s8zd0

Acosta 14th May 2010 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gary (Post 89127)
QVC?

quite right QVC is definitely the evil empire :)

Legazpi 14th May 2010 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mightykaboosh (Post 89132)
That was only because the actor that played Darth Vader, Sebastian Shaw (West Country accent) and David Prowse (Norfolk accent) was a bit too country bumpkin for Starwars.

A similar thing happened with Terminator, Arnie wanted to do the voice over for the German audience, but because the Austrian accent sounds a bit farmerish to the Germans they canned his idea.

I was once told a story that David Prowse didn't know that he was going to be voiced over - nobody bothered telling him because it was so obvious that his English farmer's accent didn't really fit the character. Apparently he was fully expecting to hear his voice speak Darth Vader's lines when he first saw the film and was stunned to hear James Earl Jones' voice instead. I have this mental image of him after the film desperately trying to convince his sceptical mates that it really was him playing Darth Vader.

Cide Hamete Benengeli VII 16th May 2010 08:45 AM

Michael Praed Lives!
 
Never did care for Kevin Costnerís Robin Hood, nor Errol Flynnís for that matter. Loved Michael Praedís portrayal though:

"There are so many things that I want to say to you, but time's caught me up and now I'll never say them except that I loved you from the moment I saw you and every moment since".

Brilliant.

ValenciaSon 17th May 2010 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Ben (Post 89175)
He he, you can hear that Front Row interview, (where he gets p'd off about the irish accent) and him walking out, here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s8zd0



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