Tuesday, April 03, 2007

British Romans, British Greeks, British Persians

Why is it that seemingly all ancient non-English-speaking foreigners in movies (such as the cast of Gladiator, 300, etc) speak English with an English accent? Sure, it makes perfect sense to me why the movie might be made so that the actors are speaking English, because that's the primary language of the films' primary markets, but why do they speak it with an English accent? Absurd. British colonialism has now stretched back in time.

Currently listening to: "Frustration Train" by The Rainmakers
Previous activity: Having links removed from my watch band
Next thing on the agenda: Planning my trip to Chicago

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