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When ADR attacks

FK, "For I Have Sinned."

:: stares at Joan of Arc :: Dude. I had completely forgotten how obviously the Slightly Dodgy French Accent so doesn't sound like Christina's voice. Which I realized way back when she turned up again in a smaller role in season 2, and I went "Hey, that's Joan! Wow, she sounds completely different, and it ain't just the accent."

I wonder why. Did they have her play it in her natural accent on set, and then change their minds? I always found it rather annoying anyway, as I always do when characters who are assumed to be speaking something other than English to each other are presented in English accented with that language. Especially when they only saddle one person in the scene with it. It just doesn't make intuitive sense to me. Plus it was too obviously ADR just soundwise, something FK suffered from more often than I would like. Another hazard of falling in love with shows that have no money.

It's possible that they did bring her back in to dub herself, I guess. (I wouldn't have said that before Vicki's information-gathering phone persona in "5:55", with the back-resonating Mississippi Delta vowels completely altering her timbre.) But I'm pretty sure it's someone else -- it just doesn't quite go with the nonverbal she's doing. (Which incidentally, kicks some serious ass. She was nineteen. And people wonder why I always zoom in on her in anything.) Too bad there's no way to hear how the lines really sounded.

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havocthecat
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
ADR?
wiliqueen
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Sorry -- additional dialogue recording. When you have people dub over their lines in a studio in post, usually because the sound from principal photography isn't clean.

It's nearly impossible to make it really sound like it fits with the on-set sound, and it tends to be really glaring on FK because, well, it was the early 90s and they were poor. :-)

Edited at 2007-11-13 03:38 pm (UTC)
sventhelost
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Bad ADR makes me cringe. I also cringe when the voices and lips are just the slightest bit off. Makes watching some musicals painful. Like Camelot. The only time I saw it, it was about .5 nanoseconds out of sink the whole time, and I wanted to scream.
wiliqueen
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
I have no love for that movie anyway (despite an abiding passion for the musical), but yeah, that doesn't help.
sventhelost
Nov. 13th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
I keep hoping it was just the particular recording/broadcast I was watching, but I've never been inclined to find out. :)
wiliqueen
Nov. 13th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
I keep hoping the film of the '82 revival will be released on DVD. I watched it over and over again on HBO, and taped it off Bravo about ten years ago. Very nearly definitive in my book, although it's missing "Fie on Goodness." Really must get around to converting that tape before it disintegrates...

The Paper Mill production that toured in the mid-90s (with Goulet as Arthur, Glory Crampton and Richard White) was very similar to it, plus it put that back in. But I don't think it was filmed for commercial consumption at all. :-/
sventhelost
Nov. 13th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Something that would be awesome would be a way to make more musicals available without having to go into the "feature-length production" type costs. And without me having to shell out for expensive tickets. *pout*
wiliqueen
Nov. 13th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Now that we're seeing more and more stuff happening at movie theatres with digital setups, I'm hoping they'll branch out into Broadway along with the concerts and live Met broadcasts.
sventhelost
Nov. 13th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Heck, the way the internet is going these days, there are quite a few options there, too.
studiesinlight
Nov. 14th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
>"It's possible that they did bring her back in to dub herself, I guess."

If you get the opportunity to ask her that someday at a con, will she not remember, do you suppose?
wiliqueen
Nov. 14th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
I figure it's about a 50/50 chance. I'll probably take the opportunity to ask if it's presented, though. :-)
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