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In the blink of an eye : a perspective on film editing / Walter Murch
Publication year: 2001
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition
Resource type: Physical
Includes bibliographical references.
Cuts and shadow cuts -- Why do cuts work? -- "Cut out the bad bits" -- Most with the least -- The rule of six -- Misdirection -- Seeing around the edge of the frame -- Dreaming in pairs -- Team work : multiple editors -- The decisive moment -- Methods and machines : marble and clay -- Test screenings : referred pain -- Don't worry, it's only a movie -- Dragnet -- A galaxy of winking dots -- Afterword: Digital film editing : past, present, and imagined future.
In the Blink of an Eye is celebrated editor Walter Murch's vivid, multifaceted, thought provoking essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be most basic question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous ride through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of an eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing.
Motion pictutres, Editing
Pages xiv, 146 pages
Los Angeles, CA : Silman-James Press, 2001
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