I'm watching one of those HBO First Look deals concerning Gods and Kings, and I'm like, oh, yeah, this biblical movie, and of course, everyone has (or must fake) some flavor of British accent, because biblical movies must always have British accents. Actually, any movie that takes place in the long ago, Classical Period of Eurasian Civilization must all be very, very British. Why? When did this happen? I was thinking about a similar silly Hollywood production trope the other night. The idea that everything occult, angels, demons, all those kinds of being must always speak Latin as their de rigueur language. Even that terrible sci-fi movie, Event Horizon, has the "rescue crew" find recordings of the prior crew that went bat-shit crazy on the ship speaking lines of Latin. Why? Because the Vatican is in Rome? So this means Latin is the holy or unholy language of Hollywood? Stupid. *insert rude fart noise* Discuss.