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Author Topic: Whats a SPIT-TAKE????!!!  (Read 3138 times)

durao

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Whats a SPIT-TAKE????!!!
« on: 16 Sep 2008, 00:01 »

Sorry guys... but I'm from MOZAMBIQUE and my technical English is not that very good... So I ask> 
What is a SPIT-TAKE???
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Re: Whats a SPIT-TAKE????!!!
« Reply #1 on: 16 Sep 2008, 00:10 »

 It is when something surprising happens and the surprised person spit out what they were drinking/eating.

 Also oh my god, please don't put so many awful things in your posts.
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durao

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Re: Whats a SPIT-TAKE????!!!
« Reply #2 on: 16 Sep 2008, 00:21 »

 
Also oh my god, please don't put so many awful things in your posts.

Gotcha!!

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Re: Whats a SPIT-TAKE????!!!
« Reply #3 on: 29 Sep 2008, 14:01 »

Strip #47 is a good example.

Think of the word "take" as being like its use in the phrase "double-take", which is when someone is surprised and takes a second look at something.

It is not a very common phrase and is for informal use.
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Re: Whats a SPIT-TAKE????!!!
« Reply #4 on: 29 Sep 2008, 19:46 »

It comes from film, wherein a "take" is a scene, reaction, or such that has been filmed.  So when the camera zooms in on the hero as he agonizes over which wire to cut... that's a 'take'.  It's been took.

So a spit take is a brief cut of someone spraying a significant quantity of fluid.  Because it's an action shot and can will involve dramatic cuts before and after, it can be done all by itself (rather than as part of a longer camera sequence).  So you can film the take all by itself.  A spit take.
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Re: Whats a SPIT-TAKE????!!!
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