What dialogue in Jesse Stone!

A little while back, I posted a translation of Croce discussing how the dialogue in Corneille was "false from top to bottom."

I've just found a modern example of this: the Jesse Stone movies that CBS made last decade. Tom Selleck and his interlocutors continually talk "how one talks when, while feigning to have a confidential word with another, one has every intention of letting a third person overhear."

It is very grating after a little while.

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