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Stop Me If You’ve Seen This One Before…

20 March 2010

…but I just caught the unique stylings of Quentin Tarantino’s clapper. It’s from a DVD extra on Inglorious Basterds.

…Italian clapboard operator Geraldine Brezca who does hilarious, foul-mouthed, and wonderfully sharp scene calls just before clapping for “action.” Typically when a scene number is called the clapboard operator will follow the English alphabet, and each film set will have their own variation such as using names in alphabetic order, or the International Radio Operator Alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.). Not Brezca, “the Clapper Loader and Tarantino’s Camera Angel.” She’s been working with Tarantino over the course of several films and has her own style — which as you’ll see, tends to either shock or compel the actors, or both. (from Laughing Squid)

Clip is NSFW (not safe for work): language advisory.

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