HBO’s Deadwood: Dialogue Accurate?
I’m a big fan of this show, but curious. Is the dialogue accurate to the period this is portraying? I guess any linguists or historians might be up on this.
For those not familiar with the show about every third word is a graphic cuss word, but the rest of the dialogue is very ornate and replete with language that sounds almost Victorian.
I have never heard this particular style of dialogue in any period movies of this genre, and was wondering if this is an accurate portrayal, or just a way to give the dialogue a different sound.