Mid-Atlantic Accent

For anyone who has ever seen a classic movie from the 1950s and before, at least the ones that have sound, you’ve probably noticed that pretty much all the actors speak in a very unique accent that doesn’t sound like it comes from any particular region. It’s fast-talking, usually with prominent t-sounds and dropped r-sounds at the end of words.

If you’ve ever thought that it’s a bit strange to hear people talk like that, you’re not the only one, and there’s actually an explanation as to why people on movies and the radio talked like this. It’s called the Mid-Atlantic accent, and you can find out more about it below. Read More »

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This weekend at D23 Expo, director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof finally gave the world a glimpse into the mystery box of their new film Tomorrowland. On stage, they literally unboxed the mystery, a 1952 box found inside the basement of the old animation building at Walt Disney Studio. The box and the contents serve as the inspiration for the new film. We wrote about the presentation here, but thats not the end of it. As the presentation came to a close, Bird and Lindelof announced that we’d all be able to get an up close look at the contents of the box at a newly constructed/unveiled booth on the show floor.

We spent two hours waiting to tour the booth with plans to give you guys a virtual look with a photo gallery — but Disney security was out in full force and not allowing ANYONE to take ANY photos. So after the jump, we do have something, information we learned about the contents of the box from the booth, including select transcripts of the audio tour from the booth. We have also included some images from the presentation released by Disney ad closeups of the box’s contents from Bird and Lindelof’s earlier tweeted photos.

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