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Good had its official UK premiere on 17 April, 2009; it is widely available on DVD and Blu-ray

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Post by kjshd05 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:11 pm

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Post by wolfsaver » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:42 pm

He must have misunderstood the name of Jason's character.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:06 pm

The English have a curious manner with imported names--and many other "foreign" words in general. Come to think of it, they do vastly curious things with their OWN words.
Anyway, in England, that's how "Maurice" is pronounced.


(I have a sister-in-law named Denise; that's pronounced "DENeez".)

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Post by Gillian » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:42 pm

Really? My middle name is Denise and none of my English relatives have ever pronounced it "DENeez".
Nor have I heard Morris substituted for the name Maurice. Perhaps it's a regional thing?

But for the most part I concur. I've never understood why there are such disparate differences between the spelling and pronunciation of the word "aluminum".

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Post by kjshd05 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:13 pm

just like Ralph Fiennes is pronounced RAFE....

nobody gets it....LOL

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Post by Sea Lion Woman » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:14 pm

Oh yus! I dont get the whole Ralph Fiennes thing....
"Rafe"...eff that!

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Post by mariagare » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:31 pm

I'm enjoying the analysis but I think it's the fact that some people just can't spell. If I played a lose-loose drinking game whilst browsing the internet, I'd be permanently sozzled.
Gillian wrote:Really? My middle name is Denise and none of my English relatives have ever pronounced it "DENeez".
I'm having The Royle Family flashbacks. ::rofl

I, myself, have a problem with the pronunciation of the names Niamh and Caoimhe. I see no Vs anywhere. Absurd. ;-)

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:58 pm

One word for ya: Featherstonhaugh.

(Apparently it's pronounced "Fanshaw". What the hell is that all about??)
Here, thanks to our ubiquitous friend YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7oMkykK ... re=related. Go to about 1:53, and you'll hear the title character, Maurice, pronounce his own name quite poshly.

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Post by Helen8 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:02 pm

Well, that's a critic whose reviews I'll seek out in addition in the future.

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Post by Gillian » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:48 pm

Go to about 1:53, and you'll hear the title character, Maurice, pronounce his own name quite poshly.
Well I'll be buggered.

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Post by mariagare » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:24 pm

Gillian wrote:
Go to about 1:53, and you'll hear the title character, Maurice, pronounce his own name quite poshly.
Well I'll be buggered.
My favourite pun of 2009 thus far.

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Post by kjshd05 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:25 am

isn't "LEICESTER" Square, pronounced "LESTER"???

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Post by mariagare » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:41 am

And Worcestershire is Woostersheer.

Crazy mixed up language of ours designed to make foreigners sound daft. ;-)

I also love that there are regional ways of pronouncing things. In Western Australia, we pronounce Derby "durbee" instead of "darbee" and Albany is pronounced "al-bah-nee" instead of "awl-bun-nee" etc.... It helps distinguish us from those from the UK as well as from other Australian states.

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Post by Helen8 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:58 am

Of course, they have their own pronunciations for foreign words, i.e., Don Quixote is Don Quicks-oat, and macho is match-oh.

But, then, I mispronouce every French word, 'cause I didn't take that language in school and haven't a clue how to say words with 3 and 4 vowels together.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:14 pm

I'm gonna have to come back through this thread with an industrial vacuum cleaner . . . :roll: (*confesses to being biggest perpetrator*)

ANYWAY--Here's IndieWire's review:
http://www.indiewire.com/movies/2009/01 ... bad_2.html

"Played vociferously by the excellent Jason Isaacs (who's best known for his performance as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, here without the pretty hair), Maurice is a Jew, and where once both friends could share a few beers and lob a few barbs at Hitler, times have changed. As Maurice puts it, with something of an awkward anachronism: 'I'm a Jew; you're a Nazi. End of story.'"


(Excellent idea, Char!)
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