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In the blink of an eye : a perspective on film editing / Walter Murch.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Los Angeles : Silman-James Press, 2001Edition: 2nd edDescription: xiv, 146 p. : ill. ; 22 cmISBN:
  • 9781879505629
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 778.535 MUR
Contents:
Cuts and Shadow Cuts 1 Why Do Cuts Work? 5 "Cut Out the Bad Bits" 10 Most with the Least 15 "The Rule of Six 17 Misdirection 21 Seeing Around the Edge of the Frame 23 Dreaming in Pairs 26 Team Work: Multiple Editors 29 The Decisive Moment 32 Methods and Machines: Marble and Clay 43 Test Screenings: Referred Pain 52 Don't Worry, It's Only a Movie 57 Dragnet 64 A alaxy of Winking Dots 70
Summary: In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing.
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Cuts and Shadow Cuts 1
Why Do Cuts Work? 5
"Cut Out the Bad Bits" 10
Most with the Least 15
"The Rule of Six 17
Misdirection 21
Seeing Around the Edge of the Frame 23
Dreaming in Pairs 26
Team Work: Multiple Editors 29
The Decisive Moment 32
Methods and Machines: Marble and Clay 43
Test Screenings: Referred Pain 52
Don't Worry, It's Only a Movie 57
Dragnet 64
A alaxy of Winking Dots 70

In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing.

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