The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Synopsis: Secrets of movie magic revealed – via the craft of the film editor!

Bullitt’s dynamic editing, highlighted by its twisting, squealing, hill-leaping chase sequence that leaves viewers whooping and woozy, earned a 1968 Best Film Editing Oscar® and helped make the film an action classic. How do film editors work this kind of magic? This fascinating program lets you in on the secrets.

“What makes a movie a movie is the editing,” says Zach Staenberg, Academy Award-winning editor of the Matrix trilogy. Closeups, flashbacks, parallel action, slow motion, juxtaposition of images – these are just a few tools that make clips from Birth of a Nation to Pulp Fiction, The Battleship Potemkin to Gladiator indelible. Narrated by Kathy Bates and with interviews of a who’s who of contemporary directors and editors, The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing is, shot for shot and frame after frame, reel magic.
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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing 8.5

For those fo you who really LOVE movie-making, here’s an engrossing documentary on the history and the technique of movie editing. It’s great for those of us who haven’t already studied this – at about 100 mins in length, it’s not too long, and it covers all the basics swiftly and efficiently.

NB: you can find this documentary on the BD or special edition DVD of the movie ‘Bullitt’ smile

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