Re: [Czechlist] Re: CHAT: they (was: vsadit)
- In a message dated 2/23/01 4:47:40 AM, rachelandsimon@... writes:
>It's like in Hollywood films when the goodies are played by Americans andIt's not that simple. The good guys are played by Americans, that's true,
>the baddies by "Brits".
but so are most of the bad guys. The only time the bad guy is played by a
Brit is when he is supposed to have such a high level of sophistication and
erudition that no American can match him. That's a compliment in itself, and
evidence of an American mindrak. Normal criminals -- even organized
criminals -- are usually depicted as American, but the *evil genius* is
generally depicted as British, or else as someone who has probably acquired a
British accent somehow. When is that last time you saw an American film
where a street criminal or mafioso had a British accent?