Destan – Turkish Series 1 – Part 4


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Destan – Turkish Series 1 – Part 4

Destan – Turkish Series 1 – Part 4

John Wall Still Won’t Play After The Rockets Told Him They Want Him To Come Off The Bench

The Houston Rockets have the NBA’s worst record at 3-16, and have played the first quarter of the season without John Wall on the court. The biggest name on the roster has been a healthy scratch each game, sitting on the bench with the team but not a part of the rotation as Houston pivots fully into rebuilding mode.

That was initially a mutual decision between the team and Wall as they try to trade him, but the former All-Star is getting the itch to play again. Wall has made his desire to play clear to the organization, but the two sides apparently cannot agree on what role he would take on and as such he will continue to sit out, even as a trade seems unlikely. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Wall wants to be a starter again, or at the very least have the opportunity to compete and win the starting job. The Rockets, however, are insistent that if he plays it needs to be in a bench role.

Wall spoke to Rockets officials and stated his desire is to play, have a starting role and compete to maintain it, but the franchise informed him that they want him to come off the bench, and not start, in order to play, sources tell The Athletic. The outcome of the conversations is that Wall will continue to sit out games while remaining professional and being around and engaged with the team, sources said. Rockets officials informed Wall in their conversations on Sunday that they were not willing to guarantee him a starting role.

The two sides have reached an apparent impasse, but it seems like it shouldn’t be this difficult to come to an agreement with Wall on a role that can satisfy all parties. The starting role shouldn’t be all that important to either side, but one would think that you could bridge that gap by starting Wall, bringing Kevin Porter Jr. off the bench, but limiting Wall’s minutes and having Porter still playing a bulk of his minutes with the starting unit if the goal is to build continuity with Jalen Green, Christian Wood, and others who might be part of the long-term plan.

The pitch to Wall is that he plays 25-28 minutes a night, technically holding the starting role and getting to show his viability as a player for other teams, while also ceding some minutes to the young guys, including in some big spots. It’d take some finesse to get KPJ on board, but if he’s playing important minutes late in games where that applies, even if not starting, that would seem to be a fair compromise.


A Dialect Coach Has A Surprising Pick For The Best Italian Accent In ‘House Of Gucci’

The response to House of Gucci, the splashy new docudrama about the fashion brand, may be mixed, from critics and those depicted alike. But it’s proven to a surprise hit. Indeed, it’s the first drama to make money at the box office since Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, nearly two years ago. Still, even its fans have to admit those Italian accents, delivered by largely American actors, are…something. They’re so astonishing, sometimes so over-the-top, that Slate recently spoke to a dialect coach to see which one was best. And the answer is more than a little surprising.

Slate spoke with Garrett Strommen, head of a Los Angeles-based company that offers language lessons and dialect coaching. Strommen deems the movie a “mixed bag,” accent-wise, but he gets into the nitty-gritty about the actors’ attempts to be Italian (while speaking almost exclusively in English, of course).

For instance, while Lady Gaga, as scheming Patrizia Reggiani/Gucci, has earned the bafflement of some accent critics, Strommen’s a fan. He says she’s excellent when speaking Italian (“actually the best of any of the other actors”). But she was also “inconsistent” in certain specific ways, and that her “H sound” was suspiciously “American-sounding.” She also didn’t gesticulate with their hands, a common Italian practice. But then, he noticed, nobody else did either.

Eventually Strommen is asked the million dollar question: Who was the best? The answer wasn’t “what you want to hear,” Strommen admitted. He initially said it was a “a tie between Al Pacino, Lady Gaga, and, God—I can’t believe I’m saying this—Jared Leto,” the latter who is getting tons of, um, notices for his barndoor-broad, way-over-the-top take on doofus Gucci outcast Paolo, son of Pacino’s doomed Aldo. Then he pushes him to the front. “I feel like he won,” Strommen says, though he points out that he had a problem with the “tonic accent, which is that most words have the accent on the second-to-last syllable.”

Here’s what else Strommen had to say about Leto’s divisive turn:

I’m almost upset about this one because he did so much right, but then really kind of messed it up with one thing that he kept doing. With how he hit his consonants, kind of hard and heavy, that was very Italian. Italian is a language that requires you to really use your mouth and tongue. If you don’t speak Italian normally and you’re speaking it properly, your mouth should get tired in about five minutes. He was maybe the the best at some things with that. His vowel sounds were remarkable, honestly. At one point, I even wondered if he was Italian, because at first I didn’t really even recognize him in his makeup. Also, part of what was so convincing was how much he used his hands and gesticulated. I thought that was really convincing and authentic.

The whole thing is a fascinating read, really getting into the weeds of each actor’s attempts at going Italian. But the message is clear: Go big or go home. And Leto went really, super, ultra-big.

(Via Slate)