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The Grip of Film: Richard Ayoade

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If nothing else, LaSure's palpable excitement over cinematic bukkake such as Roadhouse, Fire Down Below and 3 Days to Kill, and real HEROes such as Seagal, Cruise and Norris, makes this reader want to explore this oeuvre, which has hitherto escaped me. In the opening shot of Rowdy Herrington’s 1989 magnum opus about the secret world of security guards, the camera frames a pair of high heels pivoting out of a recently opened car door, before panning up to a HOT GIRL walking toward a club in a CLINGY DRESS. This is usually shown not as jokes directly, more in a way of describing how different characters should be treated in the movies. I thought he was great in The IT Crowd, I love seeing him on panel shows (particularly alongside Noel Fielding) and I thought Submarine was awesome. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more.

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For this book, Ayoade has created a character, Gordy LaSure, a guy obsessed with the rules regarding what makes a great movie. What’s even more fascinating is that three of the four stories we’re adapting were suggested by Milton’s widow and Sergei’s mother, Dr.

Embarking on this project the author should have considered his carbon footprint, but presumably his desire to meet the publisher's minimum page count with as little work as possible superseded his moral obligation to future generations' environmental well being. When shooting interiors day-for-night on location, grips need to eliminate all daylight entering the set. For his latest foray into the world of publishing, celebrated British actor and filmmaker Richard Ayoade presents a guide to the movies as viewed through the unique lens of Gordy LaSure, a man who knows the industry inside and out and isn’t afraid to speak his mind. And this kind of ass is something far bigger than the ‘arses’ I grew up with in Glasgow (and that’s saying something).

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That’s why every Aaron Sorkin hero walks fast along corridors, while people with clipboards run to keep up with him. The Grip of Film’ is an A to Z of film, written in the voice of Gordy LaSure, who strongly reminded me of Bob the Zooniverse boss in The Mighty Boosh. His reading was seamless, and you would never know he wasn't Patrick Swayze, unless you have seen the film, in which case you might spot some subtle variations in voice, tone and enthusiasm. Baby Plate – Used for mounting light fixtures that have a 5⁄ 8-inch receiver, also known as a "baby", to a flat surface, such as a wall or floor.You’ll want to make sure you’ve eaten a light, but satisfying breakfast, even if you’re not that hungry. The key grip may even be held responsible for injuries that happen on set, especially if the injury is caused by a falling lighting instrument. Snot Tape – A nickname for Adhesive Transfer Tape (ATG) 3M Scotch 1⁄ 2-inch tape, which is used to affix lighting gels to their frames, a pressure-sensitive tape. Triple Header Junior – A piece of equipment mounted on a light stand which allows several light fixtures to be hung on a single stand with junior receivers. I’d actually be more interested to read something a bit more ‘serious’ but with Ayoade’s trademark off-beat sense of humour.

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