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    playing the camera

    One actor starts making silly faces in front of a camera, and an actress says to her producer - he's playing the camera; and later to him -you probably don’t wanna play the camera, ‘cause it’s supposed to be, y’know, real life.


    What does that mean?


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    Re: playing the camera

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    One actor starts making silly faces in front of a camera, and an actress says to her producer - he's playing the camera; and later to him -you probably don’t wanna play the camera, ‘cause it’s supposed to be, y’know, real life.


    What does that mean?

    Where did you hear a bizarre thing like that?

    I am guessing by the language that these were Americans speaking.

    I would interpret "playing the camera" or "playing up to the camera" as being the same as "acting up to the camera". To try to impress, or gain approval.

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    Re: playing the camera

    Jerezgirl, I've read it in one script and it is AE. Thanx for trying to help.

    Does somebody know what that particular phrase means?
    Could it be -don't take the camera just for yourself; you are not the only one who's being filmed? Just a wild gues...

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    Re: playing the camera

    Playing to the camera

    Playing to the audience

    Milking it

    All phrases relating to overblown attempts to gain publicity or popularity.

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