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 »

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn

47 years after his death and 9 years after hers, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are going to be reunited on the big screen. Permut Presentations is producing Tracy and Hepburn, a script written by David Rambo about the frequent co-stars’ lengthy love affair. A director and stars are currently being sought. Hit the jump for plot details and more.

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