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It's weird how, in a lot of period films, no matter what European country they're from, characters will speak with a British accent. I mean, I'm pretty sure Julius Caesar was from Rome, not Sussex, amirite?

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The only reason I watch those is to listen to South African accents.

Like The Prince of Egypt. The pharoes have English accents but Moses and all the Jews have American accents.

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I understand that for European countries -- as far as I know, they have an English accent because the people who taught them English were the Brits. 'Enemy At The Gates' is a good example of that, I think; they were all Russian (I think?).
And Greek/Roman accents are slightly different, almost their own accent... |D

The Jungle Book. Everyone spoke with English accents ... except the monkeys, who had African accents.

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@Simon The Jungle Book. Everyone spoke with English accents ... except the monkeys, who had African accents.

Notice how I said "European" in my post.

I hope you know the difference between Europe and Africa.

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@528491 Isn't the Jungle Book set in India not Africa?

That would make sense, seeing as Rudyard Kipling was English and deeply imperialistic. Yes, it definitely is set in India.

I just keep making a fool of myself. -_-

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@monstrosity Notice how I said "European" in my post. I hope you know the difference between Europe and Africa.

No, I don't, I was always under the impression that all continents were the same.

I meant it as an example of the context of the post - that movies, whether set or made in Europe or otherwise, tend to not given the characters accents that would be believable the curent setting/time period. I can understand translating to English for an Enlish-speaking audience, but most actors should be able to study and learn accents for a period piece, or a movie set in another area.

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@Simon No, I don't, I was always under the impression that all continents were the same. I meant it as an example of the...

My apologies. I misread the post. For some idiotic reason I thought you said all the characters had African accents.

I was confused by that, as well, because I didn't remember many African accents in that movie. XD Makes much more sense.

Again, my apologies. I spoke before thinking.

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Period films?

wha..

@LissaLoveless Period films? wha..

Movies set in a certain time period Ie. Ancient Roman civilisation.

Not movies about a woman's menstrual cycle ;P

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