Hollywood lingo from Tony Bill’s ‘Movie Speak’

by Peter D. Marshall

This article is from LA Times.

“For anyone who has ever wandered onto a movie set — or those who are just baffled by such terms as “gabo,” “hair in the gate,” “four-banger” or a ” Mickey Rooney,” let alone more standard lingo like “grips,” “gaffers” and “best boy” — Tony Bill has come to the rescue.

With his new book “Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set,” the Academy Award-winning producer (he won for 1973’s “The Sting”), director (“My Bodyguard,” “Crazy People,” “Flyboys”) and actor (“Shampoo”) now takes on the role of Hollywood lexicographer.” Read rest of article.

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