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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So amazing! I felt like W.Murch was actually standing in front of me telling and explaining things to me! Read full review


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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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