Friday, June 5, 2009

Thomas Harris - Silence if the Lambs

If someone told me when I started this blog that Thomas Harris, the author of HANNIBAL and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, would be following this blog, I would have said, he either has too much time on his hands or it's a mistake - - - All this blather - - There is nothing here - - really - -

I loved " The Silence of the Lambs " film and I DO remember the fantastic and AUTHENTIC " West Virginia accent" put on by actress JODI FOSTER - - playing a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent interviewing the monster Hannibal Lecter with the protective mask over his mouth - - great, eerie scene !

It is NOT a standard "southern accent " - - - A West Virginia accent is really different and unique - -

Remember, West Virginia went with the North during the civil war. When the war started, Virginia said, Hell, if you don't want to go with the South then we'll draw a line right here and you people can go with the Northern Damn Yankees ! ( It was the western part of the then huge Virginia state and the worst terrain ).

Unfortunately the line was drawn exactly where the terrain begins to go up hill and down hill, the " ridges " become mountains, hollows, and more mountains and country roads abound - - and more mountains - -

But this area where I live is called " A Poor Man's Vermont " - - just 3 hours from Union Station in Washington, D.C. and just a couple hours from Dulles Washington International Airport. I love it. It is absolutely beautiful.

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