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    Hello,

    I have a question.

    This is an explanation by a production designer of movies.
    He tells how he re-created 60's car dealerships in a movie.
    And I don't understand the black-faced part.

    "Some 60's car dealerships looked like a theatre. They actually had fins with big neon letters and neon all around - gorgeous signs. The cars were placed in a solid glass showroom like a little jewel in a jewel box.
    And sort of we took that all the way through and it's with just little things like neon bars reflecting off of wet streets, of having off-camera flashing lights, use of clear bulbs around make-up mirrors."

    I'm being confused with the commas because I don't understand how the
    sentences are connected.

    Does it mean he re-created the 60's car dealership and neon bars reflecting
    off of wet streets by using off-camera flashing lights and clear bulbs?

    Thank you,
    Tara


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    Reads like that to me.

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    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you so much for your comment.

    It's still confusing, though.
    I wish he used "which" or "that" instead of "of having" or "use of"
    after a comma.

    Thank you,
    Tara

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    Quote Originally Posted by tara View Post
    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you so much for your comment.

    It's still confusing, though.
    I wish he used "which" or "that" instead of "of having" or "use of"
    after a comma.

    Thank you,
    Tara
    Yes, it's confusing. Like most speech*, there are syntactical blind alleys, and references 'back' to things that were never said. The 'of having' refers in this way to an unsaid 'it was a question/matter', and 'use of' refers to an unsaid 'our approach was characterized by'.

    *It may, in fact, be a transcript of speech. Lazy journalists sometimes present interviews like this, arguing (if necessary) that they're doing it 'for effect'.

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    Hello BobK,

    >there are syntactical blind alleys, and references 'back' to things that were never said.

    I always wanted to know about the structure of a sentence like this.
    And you've just given me a big hint. I appreciate that.

    Your explanation about "of having" and "use of" part is exactly what
    I'd like to know, but I'm not sure if I understand your explanation.

    I've rewritten the sentence, so could you please tell me if it is correct?

    Here's the original sentence that I don't undetstand;
    "And sort of we took that all the way through and it's with just little
    things like neon bars reflecting off of wet streets, of having off-camera
    flashing lights, use of clear bulbs around make-up mirrors."

    And I rewrite;
    "And we tried to re-create 60's car dealership and neon bars reflecting off
    of wet streets. In order to do that, we used off-camera flashing lights and
    clear bulbs around make-up mirrors."

    Thank you,
    Tara

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    Hello Bobk,

    Thank you!

    Tara

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