Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Movie Set
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

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

4.75 of 5 stars 4.75  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review
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...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published January 8th 2009 by Workman Publishing
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Movie Speak, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Movie Speak

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-9 of 9)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Every industry has its own lingo and the film industry has quite the colorful and historic one. This book is a great reference for someone breaking into the movies and, because one probably can't memorize the full plate of strange terms in a single reading, good to keep around so that when you are on a set, you can do a quick look up. Nicely sized for keeping with you in such cases. Besides a glossary of terms, the book is interspersed with articles. You will feel like an insider by the end of t...more
Nancy Manix
Nancy Manix marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2014
Kara Godsey
Kara Godsey marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2014
estar* marked it as to-read
May 16, 2014
Michael marked it as to-read
May 09, 2014
Katie marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2013
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set

Share This Book