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First Cut: Conversations with Film Editors Paperback – 18 Oct 1995

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  • Paperback: 428 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; New Ed edition (18 Oct. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520075889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520075887
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,104,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This superb collection of interviews illuminates the art of film editing with a level of detail and insight that few previous books have possessed. . . . Through descriptions of the cutting of key sequences in films directed by Coppola, De Palma, Forman, Pollack, Lumet, and others, Oldham's interviewees reveal not just the mechanics of cutting shots together but also how an editor is guided intuitively by the 'inner rhythm' of a sequence. . . . This book is indispensable for all those who wish to deepen their understanding of the editor's contribution to film structure."--Stephen Prince, "Film Quarterly

About the Author

Gabriella Oldham is a freelance writer. Her books include First Cut: Conversations with Film Editors (UC Press), and Keaton's Silent Shorts.

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