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What's a moviola? The answer's here

A Dictionary of Media Terms, by Edmund Penney. Introduction by Ray Bradbury. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 160 pp. $14.95 If you are vague on the language of film and video, can't remember what a lavalier microphone is or what a moviola does or what rack focus means, ``A Dictionary of Media Terms,'' by Edmund Penney, may help.

Ray Bradbury says in his introduction that ``this is a book about . . . that new lingo that grew up with film hardware, hard and soft, and sprouted into and through the at first unwanted child Video.''

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For those who need to know and, maybe, want to sound as if they know what they're talking about.

James Kaufmann reviews books regularly for the Monitor.

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