The perfect voices

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Alan RickmanDame Judy Dench

The perfect celebrity voices were mathematically determined by scientists:
Researchers in the U.K. have mathematically determined that the perfect voice for men lies somewhere between those of British actors Jeremy Irons and Alan Rickman. (Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" movies did always have a way with words.) For women, it's somewhere near the voice of James Bond's M, 77-year-old thespian Dame Judi Dench.

A linguist and a sound engineer reportedly worked out their formula based on a combination of tone, speed, frequency, words per minute, and intonation. According to the researchers, the ideal voice should vocalize no more than 164 words per minute and pause for 0.48 seconds between sentences, which should fall rather than rise. (Apparently raising your voice is associated with weakness!)
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2 comentarii:

Sue Dunham said...

Rickman and Irons are the 2 snobbiest villains in film. Surely this can't be the ideal voice.

Anonymous said...

ideal for what?

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