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I cannot place American accents particularly well, so this is not intuitive to me based on watching the Christopher Nolan Batman movies.

Do the cast use a particular accent to place themselves in the (fictional) Gotham City? Certainly Gary Oldman, who is from London, England, would have to deliberately affect an accent of one kind or another. Is there any evidence that a particular accent was chosen or synthesised to represent Gotham? Would this be obvious to U.S. natives where Gotham is supposed to be?

  • Why do you think they needed accent for gotham citizens? – Vishwa Aug 16 at 3:39
  • There is no specific accent, except for ‘dark and brooding’ in the Chris Nolan movies. Gotham is located in New Jersey with with new england influences. – morbo Aug 16 at 6:57
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    That could have been great (see what they did with the language/accent in Black Panther) but probably too much work. Also, Gotham is basically a dark version of New York, so it is supposed to be a cosmopolitan city. – Taladris Aug 16 at 7:35
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    @Vishwa that's the question I'm asking. – Tom W Aug 16 at 8:34
  • The only thing always mentioned is that Gary Oldman had to learn an "American Accent" and did it so well, he forgot his own english accent and had to learn it again after the movie. I have never seen any specific accent mentioned. – TK-421 Aug 19 at 6:58

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