Posted on Thursday, March 25th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
If you own the DVD/Blu-ray release of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, then hopefully you’ve seen the hilarious special feature: Quentin Tarantino’s Camera Angel.
On a normal movie set, a clapboard operator announces the scene numbers before each take. For the letters following the scene numbers, the clapboard operator usually employs the International Radio Operator Alphabet (example, scene 21a would be “scene twenty one alpha” and scene 140c would be “Scene One Forty Charlie”).
The video montage below shows the foul-mouthed Italian clapboard operator Geraldine Brezca at work. I know this might not sound interesting or funny, but trust me it is. Brezca has been working with Tarantino since Jackie Brown, and has developed her own unique, awesome and crazy style, which is why she has become “Tarantino’s Camera Angel”.
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