Dialect coach Erik Singer breaks down some of the best and worst movie accents in a video for Wired. Singer explains that when a movie accent misses its mark there are often a number of factors at work.
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Written in 1946, Camus's compelling and troubling tale of a disaffected, apparently amoral young man has earned a durable popularity in part because it reveals so vividly the anxieties of its time. Alienation, the fear of anonymity, spiritual doubt--all could have been given a purely modern inflection in the hands of a lesser talent than Camus, who won the Nobel Prize in 1957 and was noted for his existentialist aesthetic.
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