New Zealand 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20s

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1970s

PLACE OF BIRTH: Canada

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: secretary

EDUCATION: N/A

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Although the subject was born in Canada, her parents are from New Zealand and she has spent most of her life in Auckland.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Linda Cartwright

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 1999

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

OK, um, I saw a movie on, when was it, Saturday night called “The Blair Witch Project.” It was the scariest movie I’ve ever seen in my whole life. Um, I’ve never seen a movie that could make you feel an emotion so strongly. It was, um, about three film students who go into the forest who film a documentary about the Blair witch, which was like a legend in a town of Blair … um, they end up going into the forest and not thinking anything would happen and in the end they were sort of haunted by something, but they didn’t know what it was. And they didn’t see anything. Um, the witch, if it was a witch, left things; um, and they could hear noises at night, and what else? Things ran around outside the tent, but when they went out there, there was nothing there, and eventually they lost the map and so they were stuck in the woods and one of them disappeared and in the end they all die but (laughs) it was, it was an amazing movie, and most people think it’s a true story, so they get even more freaked out than I was, but it’s not a true story. Um, the way they filmed it was they got three actors and gave them a camera each … two cameras, and sent them out into the woods and left scripts for them with maps all over the place so it was, most of it was quite improvised. Um, they didn’t have an exact script, which is probably why it was so real and gave you such a sense of fear, but,  yeah, that was the best movie I’ve ever seen.

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