Accents! Accents! Everywhere!


Robert Duvall does Brit!

Alan Arkin does Austrian!

Vanessa Redgrave does French!

ALL TERRIBLY!

What a shame! I love all these actors. Was there no dialect coach on the set?

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Holmes on cocaine? facepalm. Why tarnish the legend?

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Um, Holmes did take cocaine...between cases. It's in the canon.

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Exactly.

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"Robert Duvall does Brit!"

No such thing as a British accent.

Barbados was a British colony, thus part of The British Isles marco26 (Age 55)

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"No such thing as a British accent."

Certainly not the way Robert Duvall did it in this movie!

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Well he couldn't very well say Robert Duvall does English! It makes it sound like the man normally spoke Portuguese or something.

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Was there no dialect coach on the set?
The film was a generally light-hearted pastiche...Sherlock Holmes meeting Sigmund Freud after all. I don't think it necessarily required dialogue coaches. May be they were there, may be they weren't. E.G. I personally found it quietly amusing hearing Robert Duvall do a thoroughly English accent.

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