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  • noun film A shot framed to include a region from the actor's head to mid-thigh.


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From the framing of cinema shots in Westerns, where the holster and gun needed to be in view along with the actor's face.


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  • Is there a film/cinematography list? If so, this term is missing from it.

    May 9, 2019

  • I'm having fun looking--in the meantime, I nominate you to make one!

    May 9, 2019

  • Zis vun:

    May 9, 2019

  • Comes just before cowboy falls in water trough, clearly.

    May 9, 2019

  • Shoot! Well, I still nominate you to, er, put your own brand on it, VM.

    May 10, 2019

  • I'm content adding to hernesheir's list, if I'm lucky enough to find other words to add. Hernesheir is a creative and masterful listmaker.

    May 10, 2019

  • Thank you! I’m humbled

    May 11, 2019