Directors Are you double jointed?

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  1. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Screenwriter

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    If so, where?

    Me, I have both double jointed pinky fingers, and ever since I broke my wrist a few years ago, I've been able to crack it.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    There's no such thing as double-jointedness. It's quite possible to have joints that go beyond (sometimes way beyond) what's considered a normal range of motion, but double-jointedness is something of a myth, at least as far as what the label itself implies.
     
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    NeilK Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm sorry, but what the hell are we talking about?!?
     
  4. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Screenwriter

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    Ok, all technicalities aside, can you do anything with your limbs (discounting the private ones) or extremities that most others can't?
     
  5. Christ Reynolds

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    i'm pretty sure not many people take the 'double-jointed' phrase literally, even though we all know what it signifies. and yes, i can do some really strange things with my ankles, i used to twist them about every week playing basketball. if i twist them now, it doesnt even hurt at all, and i can go back to whatever i was doing within 20 seconds or so. i should probably stop playing basketball.

    CJ
     
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    For the record, I can crack my (single-jointed[​IMG] ) big toes multiple times just by bending them forward.
     
  7. Richard Travale

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    I can bend my fingers back so that they are at a 90 degree angle to the back of my hand.
    A girl I knew in elementary school could bend her fingers all the way back so that they touched the back of her hand.
    I can also lock all of my fingers so that they are perfectly straight except for the top part of the finger (the part with the nail) which can lock at a 45 degree angle to the rest of the finger.
     

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