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Dream Me Up Scotty! (2013)

A history of the Scottish accent on television and film.

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John MacLaverty
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Archibald David Archibald ... Himself
Terry Besson Terry Besson ... Himself
Alan Bissett Alan Bissett ... Himself
Robert Buchanan Robert Buchanan ... Himself
Susan Calman ... Herself
Martin Compston ... Himself
James Cosmo ... Himself
Brian Cox ... Himself
Philip Differ Philip Differ ... Himself
Doug James ... Himself
Billy Kay Billy Kay ... Himself
Sanjeev Kohli Sanjeev Kohli ... Himself
Greg McHugh ... Himself
Tom Morton Tom Morton ... Himself
Katy Murphy Katy Murphy ... Herself
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A history of the Scottish accent on television and film.

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Documentary

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 2013 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Hey you Jimmy!
7 October 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

When actor Alex Norton made the film That Sinking Feeling directed by Bill Forsyth, the film had to be re-dubbed for non UK audiences. Norton was fortunate to be able to re-dub his own voice by softening his Scots accent.

Here Norton takes a lighthearted and sideways look at the Scottish accent in TV and film, the good, the bad and the totally baffling of mock jock acting.

There are early examples of Katharine Hepburn in The Little Minister made in the 1930s, to more authentic lilts in films such as Trainspotting and the Disney cartoon The Brave which displayed various regional Scottish accents to acclaim.

Once actors had to tone down their Scots accents when Hollywood came calling and you get to hear from Scottish actors as to their experience when working for the screen especially Hollywood.

Norton throws himself enthusiastically in recreating some scenes from famous Scottish set films but its nothing more than lightweight but lighthearted romp.


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