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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A great essay about film editing. Read full review

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You don't need to be a film editor to enjoy this book. It is science, psychology, history and art appreciation all rolled into one. Read full review

Contents

Cut Out the Bad Bits
10
Seeing Around the Edge of the Frame
23
Marble and Clay
43
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

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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