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BBC asks ‘Why are fantasy accents British?’

March 30, 2012 at 12:28 am by MrCere  - 

We have asked in delightful geeky conversations, and you have too: “Why are fantasy accents British?” In fact, at a recent TORn staff meeting at John Carter, that very topic came up. Well, bless the BBC and writer Brian Wheeler for taking the conversation to the next level and checking with some experts and for including LOTR and The Hobbit in the discussion. You can read it right here. Thanks to spy Elessar (but not the TORn staffer of the same name) for the tip.

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4 responses to “BBC asks ‘Why are fantasy accents British?’”

  1. MisterDavid says:

    Pretty poor article, sadly. Would it have been so hard to say that Tolkien was writing ‘a mythology for England’?

  2. Pierre says:

    Because American accent is already for modern / future sci-fi movies

  3. Tino Morchel says:

    Well, most fantasy stories play in archaic lands, barren of the amenities of modern infrastructure…

  4. Otaku-sempai says:

    Well, the article was about far more than just Tolkien’s Middle-earth. You have to admit, it’s a bit odd to hear Greek gods or Nazi officers proclaiming in British accents.

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