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Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot set-up of the day. According to Dave Knox, author of the film industry slang guide Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde, the Martini Shot was so named because "the next shot is out of a glass", referring to a post-wrap drink.
Other named shots include:
- The Abby Singer Shot - The 2nd to last shot (named after an Assistant Director Abby Singer)
- The Marislasis - The 3rd to last shot (named for Elian Gonzales' aunt)
- The Maya Angelou - The 4th to last shot (origin unknown)
- The Orson Welles or Lou Nidus - The shot before lunch (origin unknown).