Agreed. That might have been dubbed which could have caused that.
When Aunt Beru says "he has too much of his Father in him", the "F" is dragged out. Sounds off to me. I know that was dubbed.
Speaking of Aunt Beru...
While not a matter of inflection or emphasis, Phil Brown mixes up the "wizard" line.
Pretty sure he says, "That wizard's just a crazy old man!" when the script reads "That old man's just a crazy old wizard."
Though this may be old news...
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My favorite bad line delivery is probably a recurring failure from an old Captain Marvel movie serial. In each episode, Captain Marvel collars a bad guy and says, "Talk, or I'll...!" The threat is supposed to be cut off by the bad guy stammering, "No, please, I'll tell you everything I know!" or something equally banal. The problem was, those movie serials didn't hire A-list actors... so the timing is way off. Many of the scenes play out like this:
Capt. Marvel: "Talk, or I'll!"
(Bad guy looks confused)
(Capt. Marvel looks back threateningly)
Bad guy: "No, no, I'll talk!"
And then sometimes you just can't win no matter what inflection you give -- I was in one show where the director had also written the script, and he decided to REWRITE THE LINES while we were shooting. So we'd finish a take, the crew would move the camera for the reaction shot, and the director would come over and say, "I think I want to change that line. It will have more of a double meaning if you say ____ instead." (Not surprisingly, we had to reshoot that entire scene later. With the original script.)
In Star Wars, Darth Vader says COUNSELOR ship when he should say CONSULAR ship. Really bugs me! The correct word is used by the Rebel captain in the preceding line too and Vader is meant to be repeating what the captain says which just makes the wrong one all the worse. If only there had been some opportunity to correct it sometime in the last 35 years.
In fact, it really makes you wonder when it comes to award winning (or p**s-poor) performances - how much credit should apply to the editor?
I'd imagine with the best actors, directors, and editors, there is a caliber, confidence, and synergy that will generate the best end result. But a cavalier or unskilled editor can really make or break an actor's performance, I suppose.
Yes. The editor decides whether to use the pacing of the scene as performed, or to change it.
It's always bugged me that when Luke says, "Well, more wealth than YOU can imagine," he puts the emphasis on YOU. Maybe it's because Solo was always described as a "cynical, mercenary space pilot" that I figured Luke should have assumed he'd be familiar with the idea of wealth. So maybe the emphasis should have been on IMAGINE.
Probably even more OT, but in "Die Hard," when Hans tells Karl to "Shoot the glass," he says the line first in German, then in English for emphasis. Wouldn't saying the line in their native language have been more emphatic? (Extra bonus points for getting the article wrong: He says "Schiess den Fenster" when "Schiess DAS Fenster" is correct.)
Avengers... RDJ's: "Billionare, genius, playboy, philanthropist." I loved how it was delievered in the trailer, but the movie came around, and it sounds like they forced him to say it different. I still say he could have pulled off the cocky version better than the angry version.
Spiderman 2: Toby's "NAAAAOOoooaaooa!" scream. Need I say more?
Next, in the previews for Episode I(bear with me here), when Padme screams "Get to your ships!", it sounded a hell of a lot better than the, "I'm a politician and have to maintain composure".
And finally, this is more of a fault on Uncle Georgy, Boba Fetts voice change in ESB. I'm not gonna get into why it shouldn't have been changed to Jangos, but if you are gonna do it, make it sound like you care! The delivery of Jango's voice sounded like it could care less of what happens. "What if he doesn't survive? He's worth alot to me." It sounded like, "La la la la, whatever you wish Lord Vader!" When the old voice had the umph, rasp, and ruggedness that should be Boba. *Sigh* don't get me going on this one...
Em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble as my old band conductor used to say.
Don't know if it's been mentioned, but Boondock Saints when Agent Smecker (Willem Dafoe) says "EXTRA-ordinary circumstances" when speaking to the gathered Boston PD cops. It always struck me as a weird emphasis, but perhaps just a part of his character's eccentricity. Plus the entire movie is full of camp.
Alec Guinness in the remote scene on the Falcon in ANH
'Stretch out with your feelings'
Sounds like he's coughing up a frog.
By Grabthar's hammer, Rickman is a god.
"First catch of the day" is supposed to sound pompous and a bit self conscious, I always thought.
Conan drunk dialoge at 2.25.
Great fight screams starts 0.29
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