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    Question What does "craftswise" mean?

    Hello.
    I watched some interviewing on DVD.
    A guy says a word "craftswise".
    I am not sure about spelling because I just listen that.
    This scene is about introducing and admiring some actress.

    I couldn't find in any dictionary.
    Please help for my understanding.

    PATO

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    Re: What does "craftswise" mean?

    More info is needed.

    What is the sentence you heard?

    Acting is a craft.

    She could have been talking about herself craftwise (in terms of her craft.)


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    So sorry.
    He is talking what a great actress she is.
    and he keep talking ...

    "She brings great intelligence and authenticity to her emotional portrayal, to her choices,craftswise."

    I don't understand the part "craftswise" in this sentence.

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    Re: About details

    Quote Originally Posted by PATORESIA View Post
    So sorry.
    He is talking what a great actress she is.
    and he keep talking ...

    "She brings great intelligence and authenticity to her emotional portrayal, to her choices,craftswise."

    I don't understand the part "craftswise" in this sentence.
    I think it's as susiedqq said 'in terms of her craft'; I imagine, also (and without much evidence, I know) that the speaker is being rather pretentious: anyone can form a judgement about an actress, but s/he thinks the addition of this extra word at the end might suggest a deeper understanding of the craft of acting. Without that extra word, it's the sort of opinion that any average Joe could offer, but 'craftswise' justifies the ridiculous salary of this particular film critic! (Call me an old cynic )

    b

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