When watching the latest news this morning I had a deja vu or better a deja ecute (? - my French is still as bad as ever) while John Roberts talked to former security advisor Zbigniew Breszinski. Although his name strongly points to a Polish background I believe his accent sounds more like elevated American English. I am not sure but it reminds me Rockefeller's way of talking and Tony Curtis' interpretation of it in Some like it hot. Is that so?

Who can give me a few pointers on Mr. Breszinki, Mr. Rockefeller and Tony in his biggest role?

Best regards, Igor Merfert

Who does not actually remember Mr. Breszinki's sound profile please go here http://home.arcor.de/t2c/brzesin.mp3 (mp3 audio, 751KB)
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[nq:1]When watching the latest news this morning I had a deja vu or better a deja ecute (? - my ... reminds me Rockefeller's way of talking and Tony Curtis' interpretation of it in Some like it hot. Is that so?
No, you're way off. "Zbig", as his buddies like to call him, has a very thick foreign accent. He does speak English very well and fluently, as an academic-type would. I suppose you could say he speaks elevated American English with a thick foreign accent. Which Rockefeller -- Rocky? The model for Charlie the Tuna?
Uh, okay. Seems as if my memory has tricked me. Anyway, what sort of accent does Tony Curtis use in some like it hot? If it does not resemble with Zbig is it somehow connected to Mr. Rockefeller?

Thanks again, Igor Merfert
When watching the latest news this morning I had a ... of it in Some like it hot. Is that so?

No, you're way off. "Zbig", as his buddies like to call him, has a very thick foreign accent. He does ... he speaks elevated American English with a thick foreign accent. Which Rockefeller -- Rocky? The model for Charlie the Tuna?[/nq]
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[nq:1]Uh, okay. Seems as if my memory has tricked me. Anyway, what sort ofaccent does Tony Curtis use in some like it hot? If it does not resemble withZbig is it somehow connected to Mr. Rockefeller?
Curtis is Hungarian so maybe it's that.

Adrian
[nq:1]Uh, okay. Seems as if my memory has tricked me. Anyway, what sort of accent does Tony Curtis use in some like it hot?
I don't know; I've never seen that film. My general assumption is that any movie with Marilyn Monroe in it can't be very good, but perhaps I'm wrong about that.
[nq:2]Uh, okay. Seems as if my memory has tricked me. Anyway, what sort of accent does Tony Curtis use in some like it hot?
I don't know; I've never seen that film. My general assumption is that any movie with Marilyn Monroe in it ... Seeing it now it comes across as rather inane. One wonders how Tom Ewell could ever be a leading man.

I don't like watching movies from the 50s. It's always such a disappointment to not like something now that I liked then. I'm afraid to watch "Picnic" or "Bell, Book, and Candle" and find out that Kim Novak wasn't the most incredibly sexy woman that I remember. -- Tony Cooper aka: (Email Removed) Provider of Jots, Tittles, and Oy!s
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[nq:1]I don't like watching movies from the 50s. It's always such a disappointment to not like something now that I ... or "Bell, Book, and Candle" and find out that Kim Novak wasn't the most incredibly sexy woman that I remember.
You just have to say "Natalie Novak" and I'm well away.

Matti
[nq:2]Uh, okay. Seems as if my memory has tricked me. Anyway, what sort of accent does Tony Curtis use in some like it hot?
I don't know; I've never seen that film. My general assumption is that any movie with Marilyn Monroe in it can't be very good, but perhaps I'm wrong about that.

You'd be right were it not for Bus Stop_ (excellent: her best, I think), _All About Eve_, _The Asphalt Jungle_, _The Misfits_, and _Niagara_; the rest, including _Some Like It Hot, were largely crap, IMHO.

She was far more than just a pretty face. -- Charles Riggs

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[nq:2] I don't know; I've never seen that film. My ... can't be very good, but perhaps I'm wrong about that.
It depends. "The Seven Year Itch" was a great movie..in 1955. Seeing it now it comes across as rather inane. One wonders how Tom Ewell could ever be a leading man.

True, but the movie was crap even in its day. See my list and see what you think.
I don't like watching movies from the 50s. It's always such a disappointment to not like something now that I ... or "Bell, Book, and Candle" and find out that Kim Novak wasn't the most incredibly sexy woman that I remember.

Both crap, plus Kim Novak couldn't act her way out of wet paper bag on her best day -- the essence of the "dumb blonde" actress, is what she was. You can bet the farm some producer got laid, as she relied on his couch to do its job of persuasion. -- Charles Riggs

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