Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing

Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing

Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing

Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing

Synopsis

Interviews with 21 prominent feature film editors highlight this long-overdue look at the role of film editors, the importance of their work, and the nature of their craft. Organized to provide historical as well as collaborative continuity, Selected Takes features editors whose credits include films such as Ben Hur, The French Connection, The Godfather, and E.T. Each chapter includes a brief introduction to the artist, background information, a filmography, and personal recollections of specific films, producers, and directors, as well as instructive comments on editing techniques and procedures.

Excerpt

As a movie director for over 40 years and a film editor before that, I found Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing most fascinating and, for me, nostalgic reading. Not only is it a revealing and comprehensive instruction manual on the art of film making, it is also fascinating in an that it covers about the whole process of making a film. It is a must read for all who want to find out about what goes on in the editing room and how and why some film is left on the cutting room floor.

Robert Wise . . .

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