Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde: An Insider's Guide to Film Slang

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Crown, Dec 18, 2007 - Performing Arts - 224 pages
Everything You Need to Know to Become a Film-Industry Insider

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a gaffer and a grip? Or what makes the best boy so great? In Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde,* Dave Knox, a top camera operator and longtime veteran of the film industry, gives you the inside story on the lingo and slang heard on the set. This is an A-to-Z guide to making a movie: the equipment, the crew, and the sometimes hilarious terminology—everything you need to know to sound like a seasoned pro.

* Remove the small spotlight from the set and switch off the two-kilowatt quartz light.
 

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
26
Section 3
41
Section 4
62
Section 5
75
Section 6
81
Section 7
101
Section 8
108
Section 12
124
Section 13
135
Section 14
143
Section 15
162
Section 16
172
Section 17
194
Section 18
204
Section 19
206

Section 9
112
Section 10
113
Section 11
116
Section 20
209
Section 21
216
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About the author (2007)

Dave Knox has twenty years of experience in film production, including work on major motion pictures such as The Silence of the Lambs, Big Daddy, Scent of a Woman, The Age of Innocence, Hitch, and many more. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

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