the accents


im watching this on tv right now and the texas accents are a bit overdone i do declare.especially juanita,shes laying it on thicker than the tabasco sauce on a cowboys enchalada.yeee haw!,bye now.

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I'd have to agree with you some on the Texas accents, they were all a bit muddled. However, Sudie Bond's "Juanita" doesn't particularly stand out in my memory as having been the worst offender. Here's my list, from best to worst: Kathy Bates, having been born in Memphis (close enough) and having gone to school at SMU in Dallas, has me (a born Texan) in her pocket. Next, would be Sudie Bond (Juanita). Trust me, there really are (or definitely were) such women very much like that in west Texas. Some of them actually play to their "drawl" even among themselves as a way of emphasis. In Sudie's favor, we have the luxury of not knowing where her character was born. Unfortunately, with the rest of the characters obviously having been born and raised right there amid the dust of Marfa, Texas, it puts those actors more at risk of missing their appropriate "twang". Then comes, surprisingly, Cher although (as I've said in here before) I took exception with her pronunciation of bologna (as she was reciting items on her grocery list to Juanita). No self-respecting Texan would ever pronounce it the way she did unless they were deliberately trying to put on airs. Then comes Marta Heflin's Edna Louise. Then comes, at the time the most accomplished film and stage actress, Sandy Dennis. For all her talent, she unfortunately just didn't get it right--enough. Again, as I've mentioned here before, no Texan west of the east side of Ft. Worth would ever have said "repair it" instead of "fix it" (whenever she was referring to the bus she rode back from Marfa on). Luckily, none of this matters nor detracts. It's exaggerations are necessary remnants from the stage-play that it actually is rather than the movie which it actually isn't.

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well thankyou for that answer,i did like the movie,and i do like Texans,bye now

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Might have been that the playwright wrote the words "repair it" and not "fix it" due to the fact he might have never lived in the South. He was from Ohio. Now Fix It, I understand. I hear Graczyk was upset with Cher when she adlibbed a lot of the lines and wanted her to use "his words" and not hers.

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YES...That one word BOLOGNA was the clinker..........otherwise Cher was pretty natural

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The overblown, fake accents were a big distraction for me, as they are with most movies set in the South (and filmed elsewhere).

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