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 must for anyone interested in film and storytelling. - Goodreads
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An interesting look into the mind of a world-class narrative film editor. My experience is in corporate video editing so while this book (adapted from a lecture) wasn't aimed 100% at me, I still got a ... Read full review

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Brilliant collection of insights, and I'm glad to find a book that still treats the superiority and integrity of film with respect instead of falling victim to the all flash but no substance digital ... Read full review

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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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