Category: stryka

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Anonymous asked:  For Cherry and other Brits. How is Rupert’s Scottish accent in Stryka? I adore it, as an American!! Please tell me it is spot on.

Thanks for giving me a good reason to rewatch Stryka – a weird and wonderful beastie, where Rupes provides what shortoftheweek.com described as ‘a bit of star power’. More than a bit, I’d say! Seeing his cute spikey hair again was a nostalgia trip in itself. But my mission was his accent …

And, guess what? Those of you who remember my previous ventures into the ‘British’ accent won’t be surprised to hear that for Scottish, too, there’s no such thing; it’s a loose umbrella term for a myriad different, localisable ways of speaking. And here, our boy is smashing the Edinburgh accent. I say to Rupes, as Callen says to Stryka (7’30”): ‘Your accent’s amazing!’

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The film script has none of the traditional ‘broad’ Scottish dialect: classics such as ‘wee’, ‘bonny’ ‘heed’ (for head), ‘aye’ or ‘bairn’ which anyone impersonating a Scot would most likely use as they’re so clichéd. But the accent is immediately recognisable as authentically Scottish because it’s a classic, precise Edinburgh accent (much softer, clearer and less ‘shouty’ than other types, such as Glaswegian – from Glasgow) and so, widely favoured for international intelligibility. One key feature is the vowel sound ‘oo’, which is identical in words such as ‘foot’, ‘good’, ‘school’ and ‘choose’, so that ‘pool’ and ‘pull’ are indistinguishable.

Rupert hits all the right notes – the squashed vowel in ‘phone’, the audible ‘r’ in ‘ears open’, the rising intonation at the end of questions (‘what are you guys up to?’, ‘What’s phase two?’), overly pronounced medial ‘t’ alongside glottal stopped final ‘t’ (‘nineteen seconds’, ‘about it’). Especially diagnostic is his fabulous ‘great’ – splitting the diphthong with a slightly trilled ‘r’ (worth a listen – he repeats it three times at 4’55”).

Looking more closely, he’s given Callen a particular subset of the Edinburgh accent, very close to Ewan MacGregor. This is known as the ‘Millennial’ Edinburgh accent, favoured by students and the upwardly mobile. Leaves me wondering, does he have friends from Edinburgh? And was it his idea to make Callen Scottish? Further research needed.

findmyrupertfriend: Anonymous asked:  For Che…

findmyrupertfriend:

Anonymous asked:  For Cherry and other Brits. How is Rupert’s Scottish accent in Stryka? I adore it, as an American!! Please tell me it is spot on.

Thanks for giving me a good reason to rewatch Stryka – a weird and wonderful beastie, where Rupes provides what shortoftheweek.com described as ‘a bit of star power’. More than a bit, I’d say! Seeing his cute spikey hair again was a nostalgia trip in itself. But my mission was his accent …

And, guess what? Those of you who remember my previous ventures into the ‘British’ accent won’t be surprised to hear that for Scottish, too, there’s no such thing; it’s a loose umbrella term for a myriad different, localisable ways of speaking. And here, our boy is smashing the Edinburgh accent. I say to Rupes, as Callen says to Stryka (7’30”): ‘Your accent’s amazing!’

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The film script has none of the traditional ‘broad’ Scottish dialect: classics such as ‘wee’, ‘bonny’ ‘heed’ (for head), ‘aye’ or ‘bairn’ which anyone impersonating a Scot would most likely use as they’re so clichéd. But the accent is immediately recognisable as authentically Scottish because it’s a classic, precise Edinburgh accent (much softer, clearer and less ‘shouty’ than other types, such as Glaswegian – from Glasgow) and so, widely favoured for international intelligibility. One key feature is the vowel sound ‘oo’, which is identical in words such as ‘foot’, ‘good’, ‘school’ and ‘choose’, so that ‘pool’ and ‘pull’ are indistinguishable.

Rupert hits all the right notes – the squashed vowel in ‘phone’, the audible ‘r’ in ‘ears open’, the rising intonation at the end of questions (‘what are you guys up to?’, ‘What’s phase two?’), overly pronounced medial ‘t’ alongside glottal stopped final ‘t’ (‘nineteen seconds’, ‘about it’). Especially diagnostic is his fabulous ‘great’ – splitting the diphthong with a slightly trilled ‘r’ (worth a listen – he repeats it three times at 4’55”).

Looking more closely, he’s given Callen a particular subset of the Edinburgh accent, very close to Ewan MacGregor. This is known as the ‘Millennial’ Edinburgh accent, favoured by students and the upwardly mobile. Leaves me wondering, does he have friends from Edinburgh? And was it his idea to make Callen Scottish? Further research needed.

Re the Stryka gif set, "That and the toas…

Re the Stryka gif set, "That and the toast." This is one of my favorite sets! 1) That look that RF gives Peterson in the 1st GIF is one of my all time favorite RF expressions. It communicates a thousand words. 2) "That & the toast" is one of his best lines EVER!! 3) Even Peterson sipping sideways is brilliant acting! 4) Remember that Hollywood Reporter interview RF gave post HL, and he said he gifted Aimee a Scottish accent in the mornings, and then gave Aimee that priceless smile off camera? 😍

I love his expressions! He gives a cold, curt, and dismissive greeting to Peterson, before he focuses his attention on Stryka.

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Okay, and now I am obsessed with how his mouth forms the word “toast.”

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Ah, yes…I had trouble locating the interview, but Sydney snagged it for me. Check it out at the 11-minute mark, and you’ll see this cute little smile 😍 (x)

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STRYKA!

Stryka: “Ha ha ha ha ha.” (pause) “Ha ha ha ha ha.”

Callen: “You know, I really thought we’d at least have 19 seconds.”

Callen (Rupert Friend) and Stryka (Aimee Mullins) sit with bright-colored zip ties on a metal bench, presumably in a police station, as a police officer stands nearby. Stryka is striking. She is a reptile alien, with large, mauve colored spikes sprouting from her head and grayish-blue skin. Her hands are also reptilian, with long nails. Callen, on the other hand, is entirely human.

Let’s see how they got there, shall we?

Stryka lounges in a therapist’s office, talking to a Therabot (an ATM-like machine with “It’s Your Health” plastered on it) about her relationship with Callen. A series of flashbacks show their good times and bad times. They have fun together running away during pursuits. However, Callen doesn’t always play the part during their escapades, sometimes lacking sophistication and polish in his work. 

For example, they plan a heist at a fancy gala, but they can’t even get past the front door. Stryka has dressed the part in a gown, but Callen is trying to pass for a Duke in a top hat, a short-sleeved shirt with rolled-up sleeves open to a white undershirt, and a vest. He trades words and then hands with the doorman while a group of elegantly dressed couples looks on in distaste. Needless to say, they weren’t allowed inside. 

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The flashbacks between Stryka’s crime exploits and her therapy session continue throughout the rest of the short. Stryka worries Callen is holding her back from achieving more success as a thief and then makes a startling confession. She’s been stealing with someone else…and the guy is definitely more, shall we say, refined than Callen.

Stryka is at a diner with her new partner, George Peterson (John Behlmann), and in the midst of planning a complicated antiques robbery when Callen appears. A terribly awkward scene ensues where Callen notices the very obvious map on the table, but he bids them farewell soon after greeting them.

Next, we learn Stryka’s dilemma is compounded because she has an armored car heist planned with Callen and the other job planned with George FOR THE SAME DAY!

Later, Stryka is working on the antiques job when she unexpectedly runs into Callen and has to explain just what she’s doing there and with whom. Callen is obviously crestfallen and disappointed at first, but they quickly discuss their strategies for pulling off the heist. And suddenly, Stryka realizes to her surprise that Callen’s strategy is the better one to execute.

They run off with artwork in their arms, smiles on their lips, and their laughter in the air.

Stryka: “A lot of this business is luck. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. But anyone. Anyone who can look at the person next to them and say:  

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Stryka: Anyone who can do that…is already lucky.” 

Rupert and Aimee together!

Watch it. It’s a short fun watch.

The gifs don’t do this movie justice — you need to watch and hear Rupert’s Scottish accent!

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STRYKA!

Stryka: “Ha ha ha ha ha.” (pause) “Ha ha ha ha ha.”

Callen: “You know, I really thought we’d at least have 19 seconds.”

Callen (Rupert Friend) and Stryka (Aimee Mullins) sit with bright-colored zip ties on a metal bench, presumably in a police station, as a police officer stands nearby. Stryka is striking. She is a reptile alien, with large, mauve colored spikes sprouting from her head and grayish-blue skin. Her hands are also reptilian, with long nails. Callen, on the other hand, is entirely human.

Let’s see how they got there, shall we?

Stryka lounges in a therapist’s office, talking to a Therabot (an ATM-like machine with “It’s Your Health” plastered on it) about her relationship with Callen. A series of flashbacks show their good times and bad times. They have fun together running away during pursuits. However, Callen doesn’t always play the part during their escapades, sometimes lacking sophistication and polish in his work. 

For example, they plan a heist at a fancy gala, but they can’t even get past the front door. Stryka has dressed the part in a gown, but Callen is trying to pass for a Duke in a top hat, a short-sleeved shirt with rolled-up sleeves open to a white undershirt, and a vest. He trades words and then hands with the doorman while a group of elegantly dressed couples looks on in distaste. Needless to say, they weren’t allowed inside. 

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The flashbacks between Stryka’s crime exploits and her therapy session continue throughout the rest of the short. Stryka worries Callen is holding her back from achieving more success as a thief and then makes a startling confession. She’s been stealing with someone else…and the guy is definitely more, shall we say, refined than Callen.

Stryka is at a diner with her new partner, George Peterson (John Behlmann), and in the midst of planning a complicated antiques robbery when Callen appears. A terribly awkward scene ensues where Callen notices the very obvious map on the table, but he bids them farewell soon after greeting them.

Next, we learn Stryka’s dilemma is compounded because she has an armored car heist planned with Callen and the other job planned with George FOR THE SAME DAY!

Later, Stryka is working on the antiques job when she unexpectedly runs into Callen and has to explain just what she’s doing there and with whom. Callen is obviously crestfallen and disappointed at first, but they quickly discuss their strategies for pulling off the heist. And suddenly, Stryka realizes to her surprise that Callen’s strategy is the better one to execute.

They run off with artwork in their arms, smiles on their lips, and their laughter in the air.

Stryka: “A lot of this business is luck. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. But anyone. Anyone who can look at the person next to them and say:  

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Stryka: Anyone who can do that…is already lucky.” 

Rupert and Aimee together!

Watch it. It’s a short fun watch.

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STRYKA!

Stryka is a nine-minute sci-fi short film set in futuristic Brooklyn starring Aimee as Stryka, a reptile alien thief, and Rupert as Callen, her partner in crime.

Stryka deals with some inner conflict by consulting a therapist. Hey, aliens need someone to talk to from time to time about the stresses in life, and Stryka is no different! Of course that conflict is about Callen, but I won’t go into further detail here. The short film is so short, I don’t want to spoil the storyline. But if you’re interested in seeing Rupert and Aimee on screen together, this one’s for you! 

Watch it here and tune in next week for the recap!

Watch this movie to hear Rupert’s super sexy Scottish accent!