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I'm watching a rerun of the movie "Frequency," you know, with Dennis Quaid and James Caviezel, the whole son talking to his father in the past on the ham radio thing? It's got Elizabeth Mitchell in it, back when I, you know, actually liked her. (Seriously, back then if I was making a movie, I'd have hired her.) And Dennis Quaid has just rendered the villain unconscious and is checking his i.d. The guy's name? Jack Shepard. I shit you not. See, here's the proof. So there's your AU: Jack Shepard as an unattractive serial murderer from Boston.

Also, Bostoninan flisters -- how do the Boston accents rate in this thing? Oops. Not set in Boston! *headdesk* In my own defense, I did miss the beginning again.. And I think I just registered "everyone is doing a fake accent in this!"

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fosfomifira
Feb. 7th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
Well, if that's not LOL-worthy, I don't know what is.

halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
I actually paused the TiVo to make sure I was reading the name right on whatever card Dennis Quaid took from the guy's wallet. Who knew?
arabella_hope
Feb. 7th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
I dunno, but that movie made me alternatly drool/bawl.
halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
*wipes away tears from final, happy montage*

I love that movie. If it weren't also about a serial killer I would totally recommend to my parents.
inthekeyofd
Feb. 7th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
To be honest, I hate all fake Boston accents. I'm not a fan of my own Boston accent, so to hear a put on one, it makes me cringe, they all think we sound like the Kennedy's and we don't.
halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
they all think we sound like the Kennedy's and we don't.

Ha, like Mayor Quimby on The Simpsons? ;) I had a roommate from Boston once, with no accent. He explained it's because he came from a well-to-do background. "But what about the Kennedys?" I asked. "Oh, they were Irish," he said. So is that the secret? I've known some other people from Boston, with accents, and they all worked hard to lost them. I agree, there's nothing worse than a bad, fake accent.
gobsmackit
Feb. 7th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Uh, your roommate was a douche. Not to butt in, but wow. And not as educated as his "well-to-do"ness would imply.
halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
Uh, your roommate was a douche.

LOL, he totally was! :)

BTW, because you're using that icon, have you seen this?
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Looks remarkably like Paul McGann in Withnail! Dontcha think? (It's Hugh Dancy.)

gobsmackit
Feb. 7th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Oh, good! The second I'd hit reply I thought, "gosh, she's going to tell me they're still BFFs and keep in touch and I'll feel like I'm also a douche," but he had to have been to have said something like that.

Besides, Boston accents are like Southern accents - there's no one type. Like, they have them from Eastern CT up through ME, and though they all differ according to class and background, they're present in all classes and backgrounds. Pompous ass.

/rant I want an accent, btw. If you couldn't tell! I'D TRADE D. :D

HE DOES, YOU'RE RIGHT! I haven't seen it, no, just the commercials, but GAH SO PRETTY. Thank you!
halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
Aha! I knew it couldn't be that simple! And yeah, the guy was very pompous. But weird and withdrawn. What a lovely combo.

And no, don't subject yourself to Blood & Chocolate! No es bueno! But that doesn't take away from Hugh being pretty!

gobsmackit
Feb. 7th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Really? Maybe I'll obtain it somehow and just watch his parts!
halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
LOL, I read that as "just watch his PANTS." Which, of course, you certainly may! I say, wait til it's on DVD or cable. :)
gobsmackit
Feb. 7th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
I didn't know that took place in Boston! I haven't seen the movie, though, so no comment.
halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Ooh, it's really good! :) It helps if you like Dennis Quaid as much as I do.
demonqueen666
Feb. 7th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
Does it make me wrong in the head if I said I could actually buy Jack as a serial killer??
halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Ha, well, they did turn him into pathetic stalker boy. I guess that's just a few steps away? (And no, I don't want to see that happen!)
elise_509
Feb. 7th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
I thought that movie took place in Queens? For some reason I remember a scene with them playing baseball in Astoria Park by the Tri-Boro bridge. I think I need to see it again!
halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
You are 100% correct -- I don't know why I thought it was Boston. Perhaps because he was a firefighter...? And I just heard the entire cast doing "fake East Coast accent." And I did miss the beginning in this, when they establish where it is. Anyway, I fail at life! But yes, it's a cool film!
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halfdutch
Feb. 7th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
It's a little freaky! And yes, you're right, I got the locale wrong. Oops!
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