Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set
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Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When is "groucho" not a comedian? A "seagull" not a bird? A "banana" not a fruit, and a "taco cart" not a food stand? What's the "Castle rock rule" and when should you call for a "buff & puff"? And why expect trouble when the A.D. (assistant director) knowingly mumbles "Gone With the Wind in the morning, Dukes of Hazzard after lunch"? An oral tradition gathered and pas...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 8th 2009 by Workman Publishing Company
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Adam Smith
Loved it. Informal, amusing, and occasionally enlightening. Some terms will be familiar to those even with just a passing knowledge of filmmaking, others seem a bit more specialized. Written with affection and experience. As someone who is learning his way around a film set I found it helpful in understanding a bit more of the mindset of the people on the other side of the action.
Stacy
Didn't learn much new terminology ... I was simply curious that someone wrote a book on the topic. Would be more entertaining for someone not familiar with set lingo.
Thk
Too technical for the amateur, but some interesting terms shared here that may be of interest to budding directors and producers
Krista R
I think this was free on Amazon? Informative and amusing.
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