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Menke Talks Tarantino, Cannes and Kill Bill 3

December 29, 2009, 06:05 AM


There’s one woman in the world who understands Quentin Tarantino better than anybody, and that’s Sally Menke. Since her work on Reservoir Dogs, Menke has cut every single one of Tarantino’s films, and for the last decade, she’s eschewed almost all other jobs to devote herself solely to the genre-blending auteur. This Sunday, Menke will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement honor at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards, and as Inglourious Basterds begins its transformation from unexpecte...

Editing in India with Marthand K. Venkatesh

December 28, 2009, 06:05 AM


There is a saying that a film is made on two tables. One is story table and the other is editing table. It is left to the editor to change the fortune of the film with fine editing. Marthand K Venkatesh is an ace film editor in Telugu film industry today. 70% of the film he edited went on to become the blockbusters. Idlebrain.com has met up with him and a long personal as well as technical interview on film editing. Here are the excerpts...

Interview with Ken Swallows

December 28, 2009, 06:04 AM


Ken Sallows is one of Australia's most noted editors. His career started in the 1970s working at Crawford Productions on legendary TV shows like Homicide, Bluey, and The Sullivans. He moved into the film world as an assistant editor on Fred Schepsi's The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1978). His break as a feature editor came with Malcolm (Nadia Tass, 1986). Since then he has worked on some of Australia's most critically acclaimed films including Celia (Ann Turner, 1989), Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse...

Interview with Skip Spiro

December 27, 2009, 06:02 AM


The Editors Guild interview with Skip Spiro is available. His work includes Notes From the New World, Brothers in Blood and Go For Broke.

Interview with Mick Audsley Pt. 2

December 25, 2009, 05:57 AM


In part one of Garrett Gilchrist’s interview, veteran British film editor Mick Audsley talked about his work on Terry Gilliam’s upcoming The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. His second collaboration with Gilliam will always be remembered as Heath Ledger’s last film but, according to Aubrey, salvaging both Ledger’s performance and, in the process, the film itself, will serve as a lasting memorial to the actor, who died during production at the age of 28.

Commentators on the Language of Film Editing

December 23, 2009, 05:51 AM


Some filmmakers simply tell a tale and use editing, camera and sound to portray it as artfully as possible. The editing remains mostly invisible in their hands as we become absorbed in story, place and characters. Directors Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, and James Cameron fit this description. Other directors - Quentin Tarantino, Jean Luc Godard (and others in the 1950s French New Wave) Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Mel Brooks...

Sam Pollard Web Interview

December 22, 2009, 05:46 AM


Here's a short interview with Sam Pollard, Spike Lee's Editor.

Sam Pollard on Editing Mo 'Better Blues

December 19, 2009, 05:42 AM


Sam Pollard's background was primarily in documentaries, serving as a director and producer of PBS' EYES ON THE PRIZE, as well as the specials PAVAROTTI IN CHINA and episodes of NOVA, when he was enlisted for Spike Lee's music drama MO' BETTER BLUES.

Interview with Editor Howard Smith

December 19, 2009, 05:41 AM


Equally comfortable with glossy thrillers and contemplative mood pieces, Howard Smith brings his insightfulness about the aesthetics of editing to this December 1990 interview, conducted during the editing stages of the Kathryn Bigelow film POINT BREAK.

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