A fantastic article; thanks to whoever wrote it. I think it qualifies as brilliant prose. But--should it be under the singular ("Pickup") instead? Also, one can be said to make "pickups" of shots in movies; I'm debating whether there is enough to say about them to add the second sense--perhaps not, but maybe so. Anyway, thanks again for the entry. :-) --Koyaanis Qatsi
- Pickups doesn't make sense when directed towards film theory. It is more about the workings of movie making and not the philosophy.
- Also, I believe 'pickup,' when used in regards to games, was first used in conjunction with basketball, such as, "We played a pickup game of ball last night with a bunch of kids at the park." */_\ Jimcripps 04:38, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
- What about the most common use: pickup (sp?) as the counterpart of delivery?
e.g. Please pick up your sister after school.
- The definition "A colloquial term for acceleration, particularly of vehicles" in wrong.
Pick-up and acceleration, in vehicles technical slang, are two very different concepts. Yes, they both describes concepts wich can be associate to the Physical quantity acceleration (but are not accelerations, they are times!!!), anyway this is not physic: this is vehicles technical lenguage! In this field:
- accelaration is the minimum time you need to accerate from zero to a certain speed (often 100 Km/h).
- pick up is the time you get to accelerate from a speed to another wiht the same gear (for instance, fron 80 to 130 km/h with the 5th gear.
- In California, in the 1960s, a car which had good acceleration from a standing start (or for passing in the lane for oncoming traffic, was often said to have good pickup. Just because there are other definitions for pickup does not make this one wrong.
Noun vs verb
Might we perhaps want to mention the difference between a noun and a verb? Oxford Dictionary on OS X seems to indicate that "pick up" is the verb, and "pickup" is a noun. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:48, 3 January 2013 (UTC)