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Karl Pilkington Plays an Extra
Karl Pilkington keeps a diary about his role as an extra in Ricky Gervais's feature film, 'The Other Side of the Truth'. Karl explains how he came to be there and what he thinks he will be doing. His actual role becomes clear as he sees the script, gets into costume and waits around on set. This clip was first published on the Culture Show Archive, bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/archive.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
Useful to illustrate the film production process and where the budget goes. A good account of the life of an extra. The clip also illustrates part of the film marketing process. Students can analyse the piece in terms of music, action etc. to consider how the maximum comedy effect is created.
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