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4.0 out of 5 stars Murch masterfully edits film as the rest of us dream dreams.
One of the greatest image and aural montagists of our time is Walter Murch. What makes films like Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, or Julia great, just to name a few of Mr. Murch's masterpieces, is often the mostly invisible flow of time and mood. In this book Murch takes us inside the metaphysics of editing film and sound in a most...
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3.0 out of 5 stars This is a short book - three or four key ideas, but good.
You can read this book in a lunchtime - very short, and not dense. It is a transcript of a lecture series - you get the feel. It really only has three or four key ideas, which are well explained, although it is very film oriented in the examples chosen.
It will spark some thought, but don't expect a detailed tretise.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is a short book - three or four key ideas, but good., 1 Nov 1999
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This review is from: In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing (Paperback)
You can read this book in a lunchtime - very short, and not dense. It is a transcript of a lecture series - you get the feel. It really only has three or four key ideas, which are well explained, although it is very film oriented in the examples chosen.
It will spark some thought, but don't expect a detailed tretise.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Murch masterfully edits film as the rest of us dream dreams., 7 July 1998
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This review is from: In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing (Paperback)
One of the greatest image and aural montagists of our time is Walter Murch. What makes films like Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, or Julia great, just to name a few of Mr. Murch's masterpieces, is often the mostly invisible flow of time and mood. In this book Murch takes us inside the metaphysics of editing film and sound in a most understandable way. Any lover of film will appreciate the different sensibility and perspective than that we usually get from actors and directors. Any would be film editor better read this book to have any chance of rising above mediocrity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spot editor>>Emotion is number one., 28 Aug 1998
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This review is from: In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing (Paperback)
I live in :30 seconds. And a lot of what Walter Murch covers is applicable to cutting for advertising. I particularly liked the following areas: why cut's work, cut for emotion, and the tools.
I don't cut hour+ long pieces, but there is a lot of storytelling involved in a well concepted spot. And selling emotion is the driving force behind a successful commercial.
A quick book worth reading. KSV @ McCann-Seattle. Producer/Editor.
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