Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde
An Insider's Guide to Film Slang
By Dave Knox
(Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9781400097593, 224pp.)
Publication Date: August 23, 2005
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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.
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"From the Trade Paperback edition."