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January 2, 2011, 12:06 pm
Thelma Schoonmaker, Scorsese editor and widow of director Michael Powell, tells Charlotte Higgins how the 1948 Powell and Pressberger masterpiece The Red Shoes was brought back to its luminous best and presented at by Martin Scorcese at Cannes
June 8, 2010, 9:33 pm
Probably the best book, for beginners, on film editing technique. It appears Focal Press has had Ken Dancynger write the 3rd edition and although a fantastic book in its own right it doesn't quite stand up to the first two editions written by Karel Reisz and Gavin Millar. If you are a student looking for editing knowledge or a professional just looking for some interesting reading material on editing this is it. Try to find the 2nd edition at a used book store.
June 8, 2010, 9:32 pm
A must for film editing book shelves everywhere. Is this the editor's bible? If not its close. Its a tough, read but the ideas have the ability to change the way you think about editing. Don't brush Eisenstein off as just montage, to truly understand montage you need to hear it from Eisenstein's mouth. Upon reading this book you'll see more than just the traditional Hollywood Montage we see so often today.
June 8, 2010, 9:31 pm
This book made the list due to its authors dedication to documenting his teacher, Eisenstein's, techniques, methodologies and philosophies. Although, the book heavily favours directors, it has great insight into film editing ideas. After reading it you'll feel the urge to "look closer"and to influence the audience in a new way.
June 8, 2010, 9:30 pm
A fantastic page turner that gives a close intimate understanding of Walter Murch and his approach to film editing. It also looks closely into some of his new ideas while re-examing his past ideas from In the Blink of an Eye. A must for any editor.
June 8, 2010, 9:27 pm
Another great primer for someone interested in entering the editing business. Rosenblum gives us insight into dealing with producers, directors and talent. His career spans from his early work on WWII propaganda and Louisiana Story (as an Assistant) to his success as a feature editor working with Woody Allen on hits such as Annie Hall. An easy read with great stories. Its one downfall is that it doesn't go into depth and examine his ideas and approaches to the technique of editing.
June 8, 2010, 9:24 pm
Following in the tradition of Film Lighting,this book interviews film editors for a unique inside perspective of the cutting room. Great anecdotes and great as a primer for prospective film editors.
June 8, 2010, 9:23 pm
In less than 200 pages, the book holds up a looking glass to every type of cut: smash cut, flash cut, match cut, jump cut, subliminal cut and many more.
Gordon sits down with cinematographer James Kniest to discuss his work on The Haunting of Bly Manor. Including hiding people ...
Gordon sits down with documentary editor and producer Kathryn Robson to discuss storytelling and her work on the hit Netflix ...
Gordon sits down to talk to Emmy Nominated editors Kate Sanford & Tim Streeto to discuss their work on the Marvelous Mrs. ...
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