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Old April 28 2014, 11:33 PM   #47
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Re: "Two Takes" Frakes

popcultureevil wrote: View Post
Never understood the two takes label. So Sir Patrick, Dorn, Sirtis, McFadden, Burton, Spiner or himself when in shot never messed up their lines? lol.. Based on some Youtube videos, seems they needed more than two takes often than not.
As it appears no one is watching the video I supplied in my original post on this matter, the bottom line is that Frakes' nickname refers to the necessity of printing out 2 takes, which he - apparently - was in need of remembering. Thus one of the producers dubbed him "Two Takes" Frakes so he wouldn't forget. Until I researched this, myself, I must confess that I, too, was under the impression that the nick referred to speed and efficiency in film making.

... I was wrong.

There. Did you good people ever expect me to say such a thing? $ave it, link to it, savour it ...
It Takes Two.
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