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    Cool He gets where actors are coming from

    Reading on the skills a film director has, the following sentence turns up:

    "He (the helmer) gets where actors are coming from".

    Obviously, it is not talking about the place they are born or the one they left to be here. It seems the sentence tells about the skill of the filmmaker to penetrate into the mind of them and knows what's going on in there.

    Can be understood as it, or am I wrong and there are other possibilities?

    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: He gets where actors are coming from

    It seems the sentence tells about the skill of the filmmaker to penetrate into their minds and to know what's going on in there.

    This is essentially what it means.

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    Cool Re: He gets where actors are coming from

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It seems the sentence tells about the skill of the filmmaker to penetrate into their minds and to know what's going on in there.

    This is essentially what it means.
    Very grateful for the answer and of course for the corrections

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