chapter  15
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Sooner of later you’ll get to a dialogue problem you can’t repair. Say the noise interfering with a line is the same on all of the takes, so alternates won’t save you, or that the actor is so annoyingly accurate that she always says the line exactly when the dolly starts to move. Maybe there’s no close-up coverage of the off-mic wide shot you’re trying to fi x, or the take chosen by the picture editor really does have the best acting despite the F-15 fl ying overhead. There are a million reasons for rerecording dialogue.