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Old February 23 2012, 10:08 PM   #405
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Re: "Castle" season 4 begins tonight

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But a writer portraying characters who are native New Yorkers would not put British slang in their mouths just because he "liked" it, because that would be inauthentic.
Unless he just doesn't care about being authentic.
Try a little deductive reasoning, in the spirit of detective stories. Remember what I just said about the writer capturing Castle's/Fillion's voice exactly? Someone with that good an ear for distinctive character voices wouldn't simply "not care" about authentic speech patterns.
I could easily see someone caring about capturing Fillion's speech patterns but not caring about using accurate New York City slang.
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