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Lady Gaga - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by cherryboomboom, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. The accent was the thing I was worried about the most, but I wanted them to do it. Critics/The Academy love character transformations and when actors get lost into the character. It's a risk, but it could pay off well.

    Hopefully we'll get more tea about this cause Jared just said that he will be doing an Italian accent to portray Paolo Gucci some days ago.
  2. That's okay you guys, I'm sure she'll pull out some accents during the press tour.
  3. That doesn't really make sense to me. Maybe she's figured out some sort of Italian "Germanottas!" type accent. If it's just an Ally re-hash then... *whoopi okay*. She looks the part in everything I've seen so far though! It looks great.
  4. Haven't we suffered enough with American Crime Story: Versace, desperate face emoji? Wasn't convincing the world fettuccine Alfredo is a dish that exists already enough, Italian Americans?

    Considering the movie is based on a gruesome, deeply dark story that sounds too much like the plot of a telenovela already, having an American cast attempting whatever a generic, un-regional Italian accent is supposed to sound to foreign ears... It would certainly be camp. But maybe not the good kind. I mean, I keep imagining an Italian director filming a movie about the Sharon Tate murder that features only Italian actors and the dialogue, obviously in Italian, goes, "SÆTÀNĀH! SÆTÀNĀH! Vîvæh ił ðyævvølløw!" Just to give dimension to those folkloric Californian characters, you know? Make the fantasy MORE believable, right? That classic Wendy Windham sensation.

    Also, not to shock anyone, and this would deserve a lengthier discussion, but Italian Americans are... only symbolically Italian and very actively American. It's cute when Gaga gives us tidbits in Italian but like... cute for her! Certainly not good enough to snatch Oscar nominations! Learn to consistently pronounce that geminate T in your own surname, Stefania Giovanna, and then we'll talk.

    While we're on the topic: Ariana, please stop calling your grandma "nona". "Nona" means "ninth" in Italian. She's always like, "my ninth once told me...", "my ninth's fave song on the record is...", "I love my ninth so much", YOUR NINTH WHAT? BE EXPLICIT!
  5. Doesn't the fact that nation states are just legal constructs mean that nationality is as much only a symbolic metric as the cultural constructions of ethnicity? Either way, I'm just excited for the memorized speeches where Gaga says that not many know it but she's always thought of committing murder since the age of 9 and so the role was really a perfect fit.

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  6. This just reminds me of that quote where she said she would look at random people on the street and imagine what it’d be like to kill them and if it’d even be worth it dd
  7. IntrusiveThoughtsGa is my favorite era.
  8. Amazing that she and Madonna didn't get on for so long, this is literally something I could imagine M writing in the SEX book lhkfsadg
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  9. Gaga once bragged that they shared the same sense of humor, but I guess that wasn't the case

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  10. The ski slope eleganza photos have kept me hydrated. I love winter glamour.
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  11. Thinking about the fact that my RE teacher told us in Year 9 that Gags was told by the Born this Way Foundation to create a song about gay people to create acceptance.

  12. Sam


    of course he fucking did
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  13. Glad they won't be speaking italian. I remember being concerned about the Chernobyl miniseries when I learned they won't be speaking russian/ukrainian but it was spectacular at the end of the day. They just weren't trying to pull off something they weren't able to. And I think that's the case of House of Gucci, too. I say: good!
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  14. The way I see it with this kind of movies, the only options are filming them in the original language of the characters or not having an accent at all. Maybe I’m in the minority here, but having, say, Patrizia and Gucci have an intimate conversation using English with an Italian accent just... makes no sense and takes me out of the fantasy.
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  15. If the movie is not in Italian what's the point of giving them an accent since it won't be accurate anyway? Just let them speak in their normal accents rather than risk making this a cringy pantomime. I am still haunted by some of Gaga's accent work in the early 10s.
  16. Speaking with an accent would bomb.
  17. I can't wait for Gaga's "I'm Italian" spiel on the promo trail though. She will be truly insufferable.
  18. She looks amazing in all of these pics. My biggest problem with A Star is Born was that I kept registering all the photos I saw as Gaga, but I really don't register her as Gaga in these and it's exciting.
  19. Her resemblance to Patrizia is pretty uncanny honestly. I’m super excited for this movie, I think it’s going to be something special.
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