Saturday, March 27, 2010

"U" for "UberBingo" | Hilarious Clapper Outtakes from 'Inglorious Basterds'

Inglorious Basterds clapboard used by Geraldine Brezca

The DVD/Blu-ray release of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds features a hilarious "clapper" special feature (see below). A clapboard is a device used to assist in the synchronizing of picture and sound; and to mark particular scenes and takes. A clapboard operator announces the scene numbers before each take on a film set . 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”).

Most film sets are usually very stressful and tense. Every idle minute that passes can cost the production thousands of dollars. The video montage below shows a crazy fun vibe on the Inglorious Basterds set.

The foul-mouthed Italian clapboard operator Geraldine 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”.

Throughout all his acceptance speeches Christoph Waltz couldn't thank Tarantino enough for the privilege of working on the "unorthodox" Inglorious Basterds film set! Check out his Oscar® acceptance speech and Oscar® Nominees Luncheon press call comments.

Happy Birthday Quentin!

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