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furryrodian

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#31 12 years ago

The British have a stereotype for being sophisticated, I have never seen a British accent brute style bad guy before, they are always the ones who are plotting. Plus they have cool accents anyways. :p




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#32 12 years ago
furryrodian;3503078The British have a stereotype for being sophisticated, I have never seen a British accent brute style bad guy before, they are always the ones who are plotting. Plus they have cool accents anyways. :p

Some films to satisfy the "brute" bad of British actors: Unleashed - Bob Hoskins (Playing an evil c**t) Sexy Beast - Ben Kingsley. (Playing a psychotic, sociopathic, evil c**t) Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - Too many to list. Snatch - As above.

... Let's not forget the physical presence of Darth Vader, Dave Prowse!!!!




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#33 12 years ago

Actually all Imperials had British Accents. George Lucas hired Sir Alec Guinness de Cuffe for political reasons. Star Wars is the most 100% political movie made. Sir Alec Guinness de Cuffe did not wnat to even role in Star Wars. He hated the script. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Guinness His role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy brought him worldwide recognition by a new generation. Guinness agreed to take the part on the condition that he would not have to do publicity to promote the film. He was also one of the few cast members who believed that the film would be a box office hit and negotiated a percentage deal that made him very wealthy in later life. However, he was never happy with being identified with the part, and expressed great dismay at what he perceived to be the obsessive, out-of-touch-with-reality fan following the Star Wars trilogy attracted. Obi-Wan's death was at his request, in order to limit his subsequent role in the series, as he couldn't face saying "those bloody awful lines" (however, in the DVD commentary of Star Wars: A New Hope, Lucas mentions that Guinness wasn't happy about the script re-write in which Obi-Wan is killed). He once said in an interview that he "shrivelled up" every time Star Wars was mentioned to him. However, despite his dislike of the films, fellow cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher (as well as director George Lucas) have always spoken highly of his courtesy and professionalism on and off the set of the films (including, reportedly, helping Ford find an apartment to live in during the film's shooting in England), and did not let his evident dislike of the material show to his co-stars during filming. In fact, Lucas credited him with inspiring fellow cast and crew to work harder during filming, saying he was instrumental in helping to complete filming of the movies. You all forget that Star Wars was an Anti-Vietnam, Anti-Giovernment, Anti-Corporation movie. And, after all Great Britain was an Empire. And, they are evil.




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#34 12 years ago
DJ_Revelation;3556555Actually all Imperials had British Accents. George Lucas hired Sir Alec Guinness de Cuffe for political reasons. Star Wars is the most 100% political movie made. Sir Alec Guinness de Cuffe did not wnat to even role in Star Wars. He hated the script. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Guinness His role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy brought him worldwide recognition by a new generation. Guinness agreed to take the part on the condition that he would not have to do publicity to promote the film. He was also one of the few cast members who believed that the film would be a box office hit and negotiated a percentage deal that made him very wealthy in later life. However, he was never happy with being identified with the part, and expressed great dismay at what he perceived to be the obsessive, out-of-touch-with-reality fan following the Star Wars trilogy attracted. Obi-Wan's death was at his request, in order to limit his subsequent role in the series, as he couldn't face saying "those bloody awful lines" (however, in the DVD commentary of Star Wars: A New Hope, Lucas mentions that Guinness wasn't happy about the script re-write in which Obi-Wan is killed). He once said in an interview that he "shrivelled up" every time Star Wars was mentioned to him. However, despite his dislike of the films, fellow cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher (as well as director George Lucas) have always spoken highly of his courtesy and professionalism on and off the set of the films (including, reportedly, helping Ford find an apartment to live in during the film's shooting in England), and did not let his evident dislike of the material show to his co-stars during filming. In fact, Lucas credited him with inspiring fellow cast and crew to work harder during filming, saying he was instrumental in helping to complete filming of the movies. You all forget that Star Wars was an Anti-Vietnam, Anti-Giovernment, Anti-Corporation movie. And, after all Great Britain was an Empire. And, they are evil.

The only reason Imperial officers had British accents, was purely because they were British actors. The Original Trilogy was predominately filmed in Britain, and British actors were much more cost effective for hiring, especially since they would have been in the country at the time. The majority of acting talent in the films were British.

With the Prequels, the majority were a mixture of Australian and New Zelanders, with British and Americans being the minority. They were predominatly filmed in Sydney Australia. Vietnam was over when SW was being made. It wasn't an anti-war/government film, just anti-corporation. The Hollywood corporate machine. That's what Lucas has said in many an interview.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain, hasn't been an empire for a very long time. And if you call us evil, then the United States of America is the Master of all Evil, and the Illuminati are controlling everything from world economy to military might. Yeah, right.

The UK ain't evil. The USA ain't evil. No country in the world is inherrently evil, only the people who wield the power do acts of evil in the name of their country/nation.

The "de Cuffe" part of sir Alec's name is only allegedly a part of his full name. What was on his Birth certificate is unknown to the general public.