Film and Television Extras

When you go to the movies, you probably do not pay close attention to the people in the background of all the scenes. Yet, if they were not there—if there were no lines at the bank, no crowds at the football game, no passengers on the airplane—you would certainly notice. Practically every filmmaker uses extras. Though these extras do not have lines, close-ups, or any real significance to the film's plot, they are important in establishing the world of the film.

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