On Film Editing: An Introduction to the Art of Film Construction

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Focal Press, 1984 - Performing Arts - 148 pages
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On Film Editing explains, in simple terms, the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes. Written in an informal "how-to-do-it" style, renowned director Edward Dmytyrk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in an anecdotal and philosophical way.

In On Film Editing, Dmytryk contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew-- from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director-- must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. In this book he explains in layman's terms the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry.

A perfect introduction to film editing.

Written in easy to understand language

Supported by examples from famous films and the author's vast experience.

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User Review  - Rebecca McNutt - Goodreads

Though it gets a little bit too technical at times, On Film Editing is a great book for those who love the superior quality, effects and nostalgia of celluloid film. Read full review

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User Review  - Marcus Ionis - Goodreads

Prior to the 90s, there were few and far between of books about editing. Most involved with the mechanics but even fewer discussed the art. Dmytryk whom was an experienced editor laid out the rules ... Read full review

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Edward Dmytryk was the driving force behind some of Hollywood's greatest films, especially in the film-noir genre. Dmytryk's work on "Crossfire "(1947) earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Director. He is also known for such films as "Murder, My Sweet" (1945), "The Caine Mutiny "(1954)," Raintree County" (1957), "The Young Lions" (1958), and "A Walk on the Wild Side "(1962). Both "Crossfire "and "The Caine Mutiny "were nominated for Academy Awards as Best Picture.

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