In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing

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Silman-James Press, 1995 - Performing Arts - 114 pages
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In the Blink of an Eye is celebrated editor Murch's vivid, multifaceted thought-provoking essay on film editing Starting with the most basic question -- "Why do cuts work?" -- Murch treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. He offers his insights on continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming and waking reality; the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut; nonlinear digital editing; and much more.

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As others have said it's a modified transcript of some lectures and not really a treatise on everything Walter Murch has to say, but I still found his ideas very interesting especially around blinking. Read full review

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This is great. Although a lot of the stuff on digital cinema is out of date its interesting from an historical perspective. Also interesting is that most of his predictions were pretty sound. I think ... Read full review

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Murch is an editor, sound designer, director, and screenwriter who has been honored repeatedly by both the American and British Motion Picture Academies for his picture editing and sound mixing.

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