The arrogance of the American film and computer industry

In this world of multiculturalism, you would expect all places to have people speaking in multi tongues, accents and dialects but sadly, you do not get that in American films.

Their arrogance of being the biggest and the best means that a great many things are done their way or not at all.

This is particularly prevalent in American films where fine British or Australian actors are forced by the directors and the producers to speak with American accents. I watched a film called “The insider” where the likes of Michael Gambon, Russell Crowe and Christopher Plummer all had to do this.

In this globalised world of ours, you would expect many people from different countries working in the same firm. This is everyday life but not according to the American film industry.

It is the same with computers. A great of them are produced with American software with the so called “American English”. One would have thought that in this high tech world of ours, there would be a choice. But oh no, it has to be the American spelling.

Sadly, over time, our beautiful English language is being infected by the Americans like a pernicious virus and we will all become “Americanised” but hopefully not in my lifetime.

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