MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.
This week's movie topic is all about Bad Accents...
Did you know that many of this year's Oscar nominated movies were filmed right here in Boston? Boston has become a hot bed for Hollywood and Indie films alike. Part of that is because the state has made an effort to entice the filmmakers with tax breaks and other financial motivating factors. But another part of it is that there are a lot of good stories set in New England being filmed these days. The only downfall with this is that it results in some pretty horrific attempts by actors at the New England accents - particularly Boston's. This is nothing new to the movie scene. Share on your blog movies that feature regional accents so bad, they might as well have not bothered at all. We've shared a few from our neck of the woods - link back here at The Bumbles with your choices from around the globe. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Diane Lane in The Perfect Storm (2000)
- Rob Morrow in Quiz Show (1994)
- Jeff Bridges in Blown Away (1994)
- Alec Baldwin in The Departed (2006)
(**However, the BEST Boston accent attempt goes to Leo DiCaprio in this same movie**)