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From the Archives: On Accents in Movies.

Language commentator Geoff Nunberg considers why actors adopt foreign or regional accents in film -- and why they sometimes speak in their natural voice, regardless of the part they play. (REBROADCAST FROM 04/29/1987)

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Other segments from the episode on March 25, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 25, 1994: Interviews with Charlton Heston, Martin Scorsese, and Elmer Bernstein; Commentary on foreign accents in Hollywood films; Interviews with Kirk Douglas and…

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